ChargePoint commits to install 2.5m EV chargers by 2025

The majority of the charging points will be evenly split between Europe and North America

Europe has the largest smart gas meter market

Europe is currently dominating the global smart gas meter market. That’s according to a report by Frost & Sullivan which added the continent’s market has surpassed North America as the largest one of this kind. It stated the introduction of smart electricity meters in the region has boosted the launch of the same technology for gas. […]

North America ‘to lead zero energy homes market’

North America will lead the Zero Net Energy Homes (ZNEH) market until 2025. That’s according to a report by Navigant Research which added the ZNEH market is expected to be led by new construction in the region. California is leading the drive toward ZNEHs worldwide with its goal of 100% of newly constructed residential homes to […]

North America dominates investment in oil and gas projects

North America is the region with the highest investment in the oil and gas sector in recent years. Canada leads in terms of planned investment, with the total value of projects standing at $593.6 billion (£403.6bn) due to the country’s growth in the oil sands industry, according to a report by the Timetric’s Construction Intelligence […]

BP: New tech can keep energy supply cheap and secure

Advances in technology will keep energy supplies plentiful and affordable. That’s according to a new report by energy giant BP. It found using the best technologies to discover oil and gas resources could significantly increase ‘proved reserves’ from 2.9 trillion barrels of oil equivalent to 4.8 trillion barrels. That’s nearly double the 2.5 trillion barrels required to meet […]

EU school goes global to create green entrepreneurs

Graduates from the US and Canada will join a European summer school which aims to create the next generation of low carbon entrepreneurs. Called ‘The Journey’, it has been running for more than five years, educating around 1,000 European students. But Climate-KIC, the EU’s climate initiative, has launched the global edition for the first time. […]

Nexen Energy cuts 400 jobs in UK, North America

A subsidiary of Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC said it is cutting hundreds of jobs in North America and the UK following the plunge in global oil prices. Calgary-based Nexen Energy will reduce its workforce in North America by 340 employees and has started a “consultation process” which will see the UK lose around 60 […]

Landfill waste relief for Nurofen producer

The producer of products such as Nurofen, Dettol and Vanish is now sending zero waste to landfill in Europe and North America. Consumer health and hygiene company RB, formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser, achieved the target at 31 of its factories across the globe five years earlier than expected, it said. In the first half […]

EV sales to hit 1.8m by 2023

Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in North America, Western Europe and Asia Pacific are to grow from 352,000 annually this year to 1.8 million by 2023, a new report claims. The Asia Pacific region is to surpass North America to become the largest market for PEVs in the next four years, it adds. Analysts […]

IEA lowers oil demand growth forecast

Oil demand across the globe will rise less than previously thought, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). In its latest Oil Market Report, the IEA trimmed its projection for growth in global demand to one million barrels a day (b/d) – down 180,000 b/d. It cited lower-than-expected deliveries in the second quarter and a […]