Guest Blog: Julie Plunkett – Consumers due to save billions, thanks to energy reduction

Smarter Flexible Grid Customers in the UK could save billions of pounds thanks to major changes in the way electricity is made, used and stored, the government has said. The rate that householders and businesses pay for their electricity varies throughout the time of day and year depending on their consumption in various periods, especially […]

Understanding Water at the National Trust – Exclusive Webinar

Mark Roberts works for the National Trust as an internal consultant on water. His role is to provide their properties with advice and guidance on all aspects of water across the properties including key items like mains water usage, private water supplies, private sewage systems, flood risk and sustainable drainage. He is passionate about the […]

Defra awards UK air pollution monitoring contract

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has awarded a three-year contract to monitor air pollution in the UK. Sustainability consultancy Ricardo-AEA will provide quality assurance and control services to the UK’s largest air quality monitoring network. The ‘Automatic Urban and Rural Network’ (AURN) helps the UK Government fulfil its statutory European reporting requirements. It also […]

Energy-saving car park unveiled

A car park in Spain has started using an intelligent parking system that detects free spaces. Using smart technology, the system allows drivers to quickly view parking availability and work out where the free spaces are, reducing traffic and minimising emissions, as well as parking stress. Ultrasonic sensors are positioned around the car park, and […]

Energy firm signs £6m deal with BT

A multi-million pound deal with BT is set to double turnover for a Stockport-based energy management company. Adam International has won a contract to supply and install remote energy management systems into BT telephone exchanges across the country, which will double its turnover to £12m. Adam’s technology will be used by BT to monitor and […]

No 10 is number two in Westminster energy battle

David Cameron has famously vowed to make his government “the greenest ever” and his own department would seem to be doing its bit to achieve this. Since the beginning of this month, all 18 government offices have been having their energy use logged and then rated in a league table which compares usage with September. […]