Gambica has launched a simple calculator that estimates the energy savings installing a variable speed drive (VSD) on a relevant application can achieve. Gambica, the national organisation that represents the interests of the instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology industries in the UK, launched the product on behalf of the members of its variable speed drives group.

A marine energy appraisal service is launched by ABB to help vessels lower their fuel consumption by reducing their energy use and improving the environment by cutting CO2 emissions.

Yuasa Battery Sales (UK) marked its 30th anniversary of business in the UK with the official opening of its new sales and distribution facility near Swindon.

The new sales, warehousing and distribution facilities in South Marston just outside Swindon were officially opened by the mayor of Swindon, Cllr Ray Ballman and Mr Koichi Shiina, snior managing director of GS Yuasa Corporation on 21 July with an open day and luncheon for customers, suppliers and employees.

NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) and the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) have worked together to produce 2021 Vision: The Future of the Electrical Contracting Industry.

A new campaign designed to educate and inspire UK homeowners to adopt solar technology has launched today. The Our Solar Britain initiative has unveiled a new website, oursolarbritain.co.uk, which will provide a range of resources, as well as social media profiles designed to provide accessible advice and respond to questions directly. The campaign is supported by four of the biggest solar brands in the UK: Wagner Solar, Sanyo, ET Solar and SMA Solar Technology.

Recolight chief executive Nigel Harvey will take to the airwaves for the day on 1 September to mark the phase out of 60W incandescent lamps and encourage consumers to recycle their old CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps).

Recolight is marking the latest stage of the government's phase out of traditional incandescent lamps with a radio day reaching out to hundreds of thousands of people across the country to spread the recycling message.

Cable ladder and tray, trunking, channel support and bespoke trunking assemblies from Legrand will be permanent fixtures on the team sheet at Brighton & Hove Albion's new 22,500 capacity American Express Community Stadium, which opened earlier this month.

The products were specified by NG Bailey in two separate orders, one covering the channel, tray, trunking and ladder, the other the distribution board trunking assemblies for Bailey off-site.

The Micropower Council, one of the most significant and trusted umbrella trade bodies driving the microgeneration agenda, has announced its backing for this year's InstallerLive exhibition (16-19 October, NEC Birmingham) - the only national show dedicated to the needs of plumbing, heating, electrical and renewable installers.

Dear editor,

At present an engineer can leave University with a first class degree and a real talent for his or her subject, but still lack many of the skills essential for his development as a future manager. As an employer I can't send such recruits back - they're like products without a warranty.

The universities would make the point that their role is to educate engineers, not to turn them into leaders - but in any case it's not only our education system that is at fault: industry and government must share the blame.

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