US broadband firm invests $100m in solar and fuel-cell project

A US broadband and telecommunications company announced it would invest $100 million (£64m) in a solar and fuel-cell energy project to power 19 of its facilities across the country. The project will help Verizon generate more than 70 million kWh of clean electricity when operational – enough to power around 6,000 homes per year – […]

O2 enters smart meter market

Telecommunications giant O2 has entered the smart meter market with a multi-million supply deal. The company will use its technology to upgrade and simplify the smart meter network of G4S Utility Services, one of the biggest smart meter firms in the UK. G4S will use O2’s SMS gateway to securely relay information from its smart […]

E.ON to transfer 1,400 staff in outsourcing move

E.ON is to outsource part of its in-house IT services to Hewlett-Packard and T-Systems. The deal will be signed next month will involve the transfer of around 1,400 European E.ON staff to HP and T-Systems. HP will look after all E.ON’s data centres and will be responsible for end-user computing. T-Systems will be responsible for […]

Call for renewables intellectual property pool

A senior legal adviser to the renewables sector has called on the government to take the lead in creating an intellectual property pool to strengthen the international competitiveness of Scottish companies. The proposed initiative would bring together the innovations of individual companies in ‘green patent pools’, using the widely acclaimed 3G mobile telephone technology model […]