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Communication amongst employees has been the big factor leading to Schaeffler UK's automotive engine component plant in Llanelli, South Wales, achieving the ISO 50001 Energy Management certification. The standard aims to help organisations continually reduce their energy use and therefore their energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy storage in the UK will usher in a low carbon economy but is being held back by a regulatory system geared towards large centralised energy, reveal The Carbon Trust in a report co-written with Imperial College London.

GE is claiming that its lighting infrastructure upgrade for the UK business of global bankers Santander demonstrates that corporations no longer have to choose between 'profit and planet'.

A major cash boost for a high-energy graphene storage device is set to improve the prospects for smart grids, transport and renewables. Skeleton Technologies, a European ultracapacitor manufacturer, has received a €4 million investment from KIC InnoEnergy, an investment company dedicated to promoting sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe's energy industry.

As Chancellor George Osborne used his Autumn Statement to announce a new apprenticeship levy to fund three million future apprenticeships, one Windsor teenager knows only too well the value of joining a training scheme instead of heading to university.

Virgin Trains, one of the UK's largest train operators, has specified Aura Light to provide energy efficient lighting for its Pendolino trains as part of the company's plan to achieve a yearly 2.5% reduction in CO₂ emissions until 2017.

Fuel efficiency, reduced carbon emissions and less risk of water pollution are some of the benefits as liquefied petroleum gas from Calor now fuels a National Trust dwelling on Derwent Island via a sunken pipeline, replacing oil that was pumped through copper pipework under the lake from the mainland.

A new aerodynamic device that reduces the energy consumed by commercial refrigerators uses technology deployed in Formula One racing cars.

Low energy firing technology pioneered in the heart of the UK's ceramics industry – Stoke-on-Trent in the English Midlands - has moved  major step forward after engineers and scientists working on "Field Enhanced Sintering" have made a significant breakthrough.

As a result of inefficient technology and old equipment, UK schools are overspending by £173 million per year on their energy bills, according to a study conducted by the Energy Efficiency Financing (EEF) scheme, a joint initiative between the Carbon Trust and Siemens which can overturn this situation .

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