Recycled plastic ‘could supply three-quarters of UK demand’

The Green Alliance and Circular Economy Task Force say the government should be developing secondary material markets

New Kodak development shows flash of brilliance

An energy optimisation tool has allowed a Kodak manufacturing plant to reduce its annual energy bill by 11%. Digital scanning, imaging and photographic specialist Kodak Alaris used DONG Energy’s cloud-based Site Optimisation product to streamline operations at the factory. The tool monitors half-hourly signals from the power market and calculates the most cost-effective operating schedule […]

Britain needs ‘consistent waste system to boost recycling’

A more consistent waste management system is needed to improve Britain’s recycling rates. That’s according to a new report from the Green Alliance Circular Economy Task Force (CETF), which suggests leaving the EU will give Britain an opportunity to set up a more cohesive, fair and effective set of policies for dealing with rubbish. It suggests the […]

New mobile game ‘helping manage UK power demand’

A new mobile app helps manage domestic demand for electricity in the UK. Developed by GenGame, Open Energi and Northern Powergrid, the game is said to have already been proven to boost energy consumer engagement and free up capacity on the grid. Smart plugs are installed in players’ homes to sync with the game so […]

Demand management trial earns London organisations £150k

A commercial trial of demand side response (DSR) in London has saved its participants £150,000 according to energy demand management company KiWi Power. Hospital, hotels, water treatments plants, public sector facilities and commercial buildings all took part in the scheme which pays them to change their electricity demand. The companies participating in the £28.3m Low […]

“No more nasty surprises” thanks to smart meters says Hendry

Smart gas and electricity meters will play “a key role in bringing our energy management into the 21st century”, claims Energy Minister Charles Hendry. Writing in his blog the MP for Weald said smart meters, which send data between suppliers and users, “will provide accurate consumption information and bring an end to estimated billing – […]

Dealing with risk management in today’s market

Colin Gebhard from M and C Energy Group talks risk management

Government set to save £1.3m through energy management

The Home Office has entered into energy management contracts with public service provider Amey and British Gas Business across 90% of its estate on a ‘payment by results’ basis. The contracts come after the two companies saved the department £212,000 in eight months. The scheme aims to save £1.3 million through making 350 government buildings […]

Water now a boardroom issue says Carbon Disclosure Project

Water and its uses and constraints are now a boardroom issue, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project. The not-for-profit organization, which holds the largest database of primary corporate climate change information in the world, asked over 300 of the world’s largest companies to provide information on their water use and water-related business issues. And just […]