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Fukushima is planning to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, almost nine years after it became the scene of one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents. The prefecture in north-east Japan will forever be associated with the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011.  

Paul Jones, director, UK and Ireland at BEG Lighting Controls, discusses how flexible lighting controls can transform public buildings into super-efficient, multi-use spaces.

With revisions to the standard for domestic fire detection introduced last year, Neil Baldwin, managing director at ESP, takes a look at the key updates that contractors need to be aware of, to ensure that they are fully compliant when installing fire alarm systems. 

Lloyd Bonson, director and senior consultant at ECV Consulting Ltd, explores the barriers preventing EV adoption.

Even though most of us will struggle with mental health issues at some point in our lives, when it comes to getting the help we need, it can be difficult to know where to start. For thousands of people, this disparity is the difference between life and death, with suicide rates among men in particular the highest they’ve ever been. Here, the Electrical Industries Charity give us some invaluable tips on starting the conversation.

Negative reviews, we’ve all had them in one form or another, but negative reviews from customers online can have a catastrophic impact on sales. In this article Jean-Pierre Rosserot, technical director at SGS, explains how performance testing could help shield manufacturers from negative customer reviews.

ECA’s director of technical Mike Smith and director of employment and skills Andrew Eldred, highlight the continued fire risk due to under-qualified installers in response to this summer’s ‘Raising the Bar’ consultation, which followed the tragic Grenfell Tower fire of 2017. 

Matt Evans, product engineer at Future Facilities, explains why thermal management is essential to the future success of electric cars.

Nigel Harvey, chief executive at Recolight Ltd explains how specifiers can work the WEEE system to get their waste lighting recycled free of charge.

Louis McGarry, sales and marketing director at Centiel UK highlights the importance of factoring in total cost of ownership when it comes to your UPS and provides us with some invaluable tips on keeping costs down.

There has been much rejoicing at the trend away from fossil fuel generated electricity over the past decade.

Batman and Robin, Mario and Luigi, Wallace and Gromit. In film, the role of the sidekick is crucial in aiding the protagonist to achieve their overall goal. John Mitchell, global sales & marketing director at CP Automation, explains the necessity of protecting uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems with a surge protection device (SPD) that accounts for transient surges.