A bright idea for cutting lighting bills

A new motion sensor can save energy, reduce emissions and cut bills by maintaining light at a constant level. Lighting firm Helvar has developed the 321 Multisensor, which uses passive infrared technology to dim lights and save energy, for example when the sun shines into a room, before brightening them again as the clouds darken […]

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 […]

Majority of SMEs ‘neglecting energy efficiency’

Only a tenth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have reduced their energy usage in the last year. A new survey from ScottishPower shows these firms are making little progress with energy saving, despite new technology making it cheaper and easier to cut costs and be more sustainable than ever before. Currently, 60% of SME owners […]

Brits keen to go green but don’t want to pay for it

British energy consumers say they care about going green but aren’t willing to pay more to do so. A survey carried out for supplier OVO Energy shows although 85% of 2,000 respondents say they make conscious efforts to save energy at home, only one in five would pay a higher bill if it was better for the […]

Tesco reads energy savings in tea leaves

As tipped by ELN last week, Tesco has officially announced its ‘Buying Club’ to help its suppliers save energy by with discount low carbon lighting. It follows a successful pilot scheme with four of its suppliers including tea maker Typhoo. Tesco claims the ‘guinea pig’ was able to save nearly 900 tonnes of carbon emissions […]

Schneider Electric launches energy saving movement detector

Schneider Electric has launched a new range of presence and movement detectors which it claims can cut energy use by making sure lights are only turned on when they are needed. The Argus detectors can be used on their own or as part of a network of sensors, can be adjusted to turn lights on […]

RBS green dream could save £200m

RBS has set out new efficiency plans to reduce its environmental impact and hopes to save £200 million in the process. Long distance business trips are set to be replaced by “virtual meeting technology” as the banking group hopes to achieve a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions from business travel and a 50% reduction in […]

UK could save £23bn through efficiency measures

The UK economy could save a staggering £23 billion if we become more efficient with our use of water and energy, according to Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman. Facing the Environmental Audit Committee at the House of Commons today Spelman said a low carbon economy was a must, along with a more efficient use of resources […]

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Rob Prichard from Southern Electric talks about saving energy