Heavy metal emissions plummet between 2010 and 2016

The European Environment Agency says just 18 out of 978 of facilities were responsible for more than half of the sector’s environmental pressures

New $102m fund to boost industrial energy efficiency in Vietnam

Industrial companies will be able to use the fund to buy energy efficient products to reduce their power use

Siemens charges ahead with £11m battery storage partnership

Siemens has joined forces with Grid Battery Storage Limited (GBSL) as part of a £11 million partnership. They will initially work on four projects – the first at Dorking – which will have a total capacity of 22MW and are expected to go live between the summer of 2018 and early 2019. The firms will […]

Government to establish industrial energy efficiency scheme

The government plans to establish a scheme to help decarbonise the industrial sector, which currently represents nearly a quarter of UK emissions. It has already laid out specific technologies and pathways for the UK’s most carbon intensive industries to go greener while maintaining international competitiveness. The government has said the energy efficiency initiative will help […]

Vietnam lent $102m for energy efficiency

Vietnam has been granted a loan worth $102 million (£80m) to boost the adoption of energy efficient technologies. Under the project, industrial firms can access a new line of credit to fund their purchase of energy saving and production optimisation technologies, helping reduce energy use and production costs. Funding will be provided to participating financial […]

Shell to offer power to German industrial customers

Shell Energy Deutschland has announced it will be offering electricity to industrial customers in Germany this year. In recent years, the company, part of Shell Energy Europe, has introduced solutions for natural gas supply. Giorgia Arnaboldi, Managing Director for Shell Energy Deutschland said: “The addition of physical power supply to our offerings, which we aim […]

FM managers in US who think efficiency, save more

Facility managers in American states with strong energy efficiency programmes, save more energy. That’s according to a new survey from DNV GL, which suggests this group are more likely to install efficient lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technology. It says commercial savings could potentially reach 30% but utilities’ energy efficiency programmes are struggling […]

Flexing your site’s energy muscle

Smart technology deployed to monitor the energy consumption of industrial buildings and facilities is enabling ScottishPower customers to earn additional revenue. Head of Energy Services UK, Malcolm Paterson, explores why being flexible with your energy consumption can make good business sense.  Winter is coming which means a prolonged period in the demand for energy to […]

UK industrial sector ‘overspending on energy by £2.2bn’

The industrial sector in the UK is overspending on energy by more than £2.2 billion per year, new analysis suggests. Inefficient technology, equipment and controls are behind the huge loss, according to research done under the Energy Efficiency Financing (EEF) scheme which is a joint initiative between the Carbon Trust and Siemens. Switching to cost-effective […]

World Bank provides $100m for energy efficiency in Uzbekistan

The World Bank is providing funding worth $100 million (£65m) for the Republic of Uzbekistan to improve energy efficiency in its industrial sector. Uzbekistan is said to be one of the most energy intensive countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and a large carbon dioxide emitter and the World Bank aims to help the […]