Features

As electric vehicle (EV) battery capacity and motor efficiency continue to increase, the ability to charge the batteries within a reasonable timeframe is of the utmost importance. Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK, outlines the problem.

Configuring, deploying, and maintaining the supporting infrastructure for IT equipment is tough enough. Doing all of this for multiple, geographically-dispersed sites without local trained staff makes it even harder. How can you ease the burden, speed things up, reduce errors, and keep a good handle on everything that’s going on at these distributed IT sites?

Next time you hear some loudmouth claiming that nuclear power is carbon free, just remember that, according to the International Energy Agency, overall emissions from new nuclear are 78 to 178 g-CO2/kWh.

The increasing use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies threatens a catastrophic escalation of climate change, a new study is warning. Scientists say the amount of electricity involved in ‘mining’ the cryptocurrency could boost global temperatures by more than two degrees by 2033.

Pierre Jeannes, managing director for Mr. Electric, discusses the need to upscale the UK electric charging infrastructure to meet the increasing demands of electric vehicles. 

German utility RWE – owner of Npower in Britain – wants 10 times more compensation to close its ageing German lignite plants than they are worth, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. 

BEG has installed a comprehensive, energy-saving lighting controls system at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, which the maintenance team can control themselves via their smartphones.

Power management specialist Riello UPS has teamed up with energy trading experts RWE Supply & Trading to offer data centre operators the opportunity to turn their UPS systems into a ‘virtual power plant’ capable of demand side response – providing a lower upfront and operational cost for a more reliable UPS system.

Dave Roberts, director at EA Technology, explains how the OpenLV project is meeting the challenge of keeping the lights on whilst decarbonising the future.

Steve Stark, trade sales director UK and Ireland at LEDVANCE, takes a look at the latest developments in four distinct lighting markets: offices, retail premises, the hospitality industry and industrial premises.