Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is the elephant in the room. A quick scan of recent news articles pulls up a plethora of missed targets, new legislation, illegal exportation and high technology. A heady mix of information, indeed, and truly a minefield. On top of this, DEFRA said in the recent UK Resources and Waste Strategy that it plans to review UK WEEE regulations again in early 2020.

With so many different industries at risk of arc flash, Mark Lant, technical expert at ProGARM, explains the latest PPE legislation and guidelines to ensure protection against the potentially fatal consequences of an arc flash.

When it comes to specifying cable management systems, there are a number of key areas to consider in addition to cost per unit and installation time.  Mark Williams, lead marketing manager for cable management at Legrand, talks through some simple top tips during specification.

Nick Sacke, head of IoT and products at Comms365, takes a closer look at the growth of IoT in the office and the emergence of the smart workplace.

The political wind has been blowing towards complete rail electrification for decades now without significant progress, so it’s clearly not a straightforward problem to tackle. If it’s to be done, it needs be done right. Steve Hughes, MD of REO UK, explains the importance of ensuring the components underpinning electric trains are carefully considered.

With global data traffic more than doubling every four years, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of data centres is coming under scrutiny. Simone Bruckner, managing director of power resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors, investigates the efficiency of our data centres.

As the demand for power increases in the UK across growing domestic and industrial markets including the nuclear industry, so the need for reliable power generation, transmission, and distribution using Medium Voltage (MV) cables has risen with it. Graham Turner of AEI Cables looks at the future.

Contributing editor Jordan O’Brien takes a look into the increasing demand for electric vehicles in the UK.

In recent years, renewable energy options have become much more efficient and feasible, which has led to a large adoption of these applications. However, just like all other power generation methods, these applications require resistors. Cressall's Simone Bruckner explains the challenges in designing resistors for renewable applications.