A planning application to build an electricity generation plant has been withdrawn by the developer since last weekend.

Under plans submitted by UKPR, an electricity generation plant would have been built on the site of a former waste tip in Surrey.

Pradyumna Pandit, VP Ecobuildings UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric has commented on this summer's A-Levels results with 2% increase in students taking STEM subjects:

"Amidst the celebrations, it is a relief to see increasing numbers of young people taking advantage of STEM options.

This summer the Trade Skills 4U group launches its new corporate division, Trade Skills Business, offering electrical training programmes for business.

The new division will focus on delivering quality practical and theoretical electrical training solutions to commercial businesses wanting a more bespoke service tailored to individual needs.

Heavy metal band Iron Maiden packed arenas attracting crowds with its spectacular Legacy of the Beast European tour. Helping to bring its richly-designed stage show to life was entertainment lighting from Signify.

Over 25% of all fires in Europe each year are caused by an electrical defect, according to the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection. Despite huge advances in safety measures such as smoke detectors, these accidents still result in 4,000 deaths, 70,000 hospital admissions and property damage rising as high as €126bn.

News this week has revealed energy regulator Ofgem has adjusted its safeguard tariff, controlling the maximum price of each unit of energy.

In one of its twice yearly adjustments, the regulator says the increase is justified, with £47 a year due to higher wholesale energy costs on a variable tariff with safeguard tariff rising to £1,136 in October for pre-paid fuel.

With the current 2018 record-breaking summer heatwave potentially stretching on into August, Bsria has created a seven steps to surviving in buildings, factory, office and workplace alike guide:

* Installation of external solar shading – technicalities, practicalities and location allowing. 

* Installing glazing that reduces solar gain – possibly 'green' foil that reflects high levels of radiant heat.

Select, a campaigning body for the electro-technical trade in Scotland, has been updating its members on key points from the newly launched 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations.

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) will be demonstrating its new ECS Check service on stand BT163 at this year’s Building Tech Live within UK Construction Week. 

The online system allows main contractors and clients to verify the skills and qualifications of electrotechnical personnel working on their construction projects. 

Large employers are now able to transfer their levy funds to other organisations.

DTL (Development Training Ltd) has cautioned firms will have to manage the process well to maximise the potential business benefits. It also warned the move is adding more complexity to a system that many employers have had difficulty in understanding.

TE Connectivity (TE) and ABB announce TE has closed its previously announced acquisition of ABB’s ENTRELEC terminal block business.

“We are combining two portfolios that will be more competitive under TE’s ownership,” said Tarak Mehta, president of ABB's Electrification Products division. “This transaction demonstrates ABB’s commitment to active portfolio management, a key element of our Next Level strategy”.