NICEIC and ELECSA recently held their Live North event, which this year focused on the electrification of transport and the impact the 18th edition of the BS 7671 has had on the industry since its publication last year.
If EDF Energy’s analysis across 4,000 sites in the UK didn’t get the message through to you that energy efficiencies could go a long way towards reducing carbon emissions, then maybe Schneider Electric’s latest research will. The company has found that at least 117 million tons of greenhouse gases that were emitted into the atmosphere last year came from wasted energy - energy that was produced and wasted due to inefficiencies in UK buildings, or lost during the generation and transmission process.
When Electricity North West, the DNO responsible for the administration and maintenance of the power network in the North West of England, announced its Leading the North West to zero carbon plan in March earlier this year, the company committed to emitting zero carbon emissions by 2038. It’s now showcasing that commitment by purchasing two electric JCBs.
Living with cancer is gruelling, whether you are the cancer sufferer or a relative, friend or colleague. Life with cancer can be even tougher when it is your two-year-old son who has been diagnosed with cancerous germ cell tumours. This was the case for the Smith family, who contacted the Electrical Industries Charity after Gareth Smith was advised by his employer, a small electrical contractor, to reach out to the charity for assistance when his son, Freddie, was diagnosed with germ cell tumours in September 2017.
More than 4,000 schools, hospitals and businesses could benefit from simple energy efficiency changes that could save 147,671 tonnes of carbon per year and net £45 million in savings. That’s according to EDF Energy, which conducted research on 4,150 sites in the UK, and found that the average organisation could achieve a total saving of as much as £46,316 per year.
Ecolighting UK has been awarded a contract to supply LED lighting to the 164,000 sqft Minworth Central warehouse in Minworth near Birmingham for Rico Logistics. The company will be installing several of its product ranges at the site, with the installation expected to reduce the power consumption and the energy costs associated with lighting the warehouse.