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  • Sturgeon launches net-zero Scottish National Investment Bank Business
    Sturgeon launches net-zero Scottish National Investment Bank

    The Scottish National Investment Bank has officially opened for business with the completion of its first major investment. It is claimed to be the UK's first mission-led net-zero development bank and it is being capitalised by the Scottish Government with £2 billion over ten years.

  • 40 North England pea farmers collaborate with Birds Eye to cut carbon Food
    40 North England pea farmers collaborate with Birds Eye to cut carbon

    A collaborative, farm-based environmental project launched in East Yorkshire could significantly cut CO2 levels by using cover crops between pea harvests, and at its core are more than 40 farmers from across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire who grow peas for Nomad Foods-owned Birds Eye.

  • Commons' Environmental Audit Committee react to PM's 10-point carbon plan Politics
    Commons' Environmental Audit Committee react to PM's 10-point carbon plan

    Reacting to the Prime Minister's 10-point plan on the UK reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Environmental Audit Committee Chairman Philip Dunne MP said: "The Prime Minister's 10-point plan to build back greener, and supporting 250,000 green jobs, is an important commitment a year out from hosting COP26. But it is disappointing that of the £12billion funding in the plan, only £4billion is new.

  • Arjowiggins' new see-through paper takes on plastic packaging Business
    Arjowiggins' new see-through paper takes on plastic packaging

    Paper manufacturer Arjowiggins has launched Sylvicta – a translucent, functional barrier paper that has been proven to preserve the quality of food and cosmetics just as well as conventional plastics.

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Energy & Resource Management

Sensor solutions for predictive maintenance of wind turbines and generators

Precision sensor technologies are not only proving their value during the production and testing of wind turbines, but also in the real time condition monitoring of operationally active onshore and offshore wind farms, says Chris Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Epsilon UK.

InterContinental Hotel deploys ABB technology to cut energy usage by 40 percent

A landmark hotel in Madrid is saving energy and meeting its environmental goals after equipping its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with ABB drives and high efficiency motors. Energy usage has been reduced by 445,000 kWh a year – enough to boil two million kettles of water.

Prolectric Acquires the Solatainer Solar Generator

Prolectric, the UK's fast-growing supplier of temporary solar lighting and off-grid power for highways, rail & infrastructure projects, has acquired the Solatainer® solar generator. The Prolectric acquisition includes all Solatainer assets and intellectual property.

University cuts carbon emissions by over 809 tonnes a year using drive technology

Installation of ABB drives sees the University of Leeds achieve significant reduction in energy use, cutting carbon emissions and energy costs.

Drives floor energy costs for high rise

A 17-storey London office complex near Canary Wharf has dramatically reduced energy costs by using variable speed drive controlled pumps and fans.

Thorn provides an eye-catching energy efficient stream of light across the Firth of Forth

Thorn Lighting has supplied luminaires for the illumination of the new Queensferry Crossing. Thorn Lighting has worked with national M&E specialist SES Engineering Services (SES), on the £1.35 billion bridge spanning the Firth of Forth which has been designed to relieve pressure on the Forth Road Bridge.

Synaptec's offshore turbine monitoring tech wins award for slashing costs

Glasgow-based Synaptec Ltd was the winner of the Best Offshore Renewables Innovation at the 2017 UK Energy Innovation Awards for its Refase™ product.

All woody biomass should be subject to a cascade of use code, says Use Wood Wisely

Norbord and other wood-using industries have joined forces with environmental charities to urge Government to limit support for subsidies.

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