Electricity North West, the DNO for the North West of England, has decided to sell the remaining 50% of the business held by institutional investors to a consortium led by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc.
Whether it’s prefabricated homes or modular hotels, the construction industry is embracing the process of constructing buildings offsite, and it seems there are some significant benefits associated with going offsite vs traditional construction methods. In fact, a new survey by the ECA, CIBSE and SELECT has found that offsite construction is safer, faster, greener and cheaper.
Earlier this year, the UK became the first major economy in the world to commit to a net zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Despite signing that commitment into law, the country is at risk of failing to reach that goal, as Drax’s Electric Insights has found that the country would need 10 times as much energy storage to support the energy transition to renewable power.
A new survey from the ECA and BESA has found that 47% of small business owners and managing directors have had to stop their own pay due to the impact of unfair payment practices by their buyers. This is just the latest revelation on the impact late payments have on companies in the UK.
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.