by Ed Williamson What is SECR? SECR – the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting framework will replace the CRC or the Carbon Reduction Commitment and applies to large UK companies. The start date for SECR will be 1st April 2019 and...

Energy Manager or Soothsayer?

The modern energy manager has to have a wide range of highly developed skills; they need to be numerate both to handle the financial elements and the vast amount of consumption data they can now have available from advanced...
Ben Spry, Head of Flexibility Services, npower Business Solutions, Energy HQ. The host of challenges surrounding climate change and the future of energy exist at such a global scale and involve so many stakeholders, it can...
Jérôme Faissat, co-founder, Andersen Look back ten or even five years and although there was an acceptance that EVs may one day become mainstream, few predicted a rapid rise. In 2010, only around 100 EVs were sold in the US,...
By David Hall, Power Systems VP UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric The UK has some of strictest nuclear safety standards in the world. Operators must walk a perilous regulatory tightrope, ensuring their systems, hardware and...
Having worked some 20 years in energy management, the basic principles have remained the same, what I call the 3 ‘Ms’ - Monitor, Manage, Mitigate – and in that specific order; if you cannot do the first, then the...
By James Murphy, Extreme Low Energy Fossil fuels have been an essential source of energy for the Western world since their inauguration during the industrial revolution. Extraction of these fuels has previously involved a significant workforce of labourers engaging in mining...
The company’s UBESS (Universal Battery Energy Storage) systems have been deployed by UPS at its Camden depot. With the power demand from charging electric vehicles too great for the already buckling London power grid, Danny Jones, Founder and CEO of...
We’re 55 million years too late for hydraulic fracturing to work in the UK The UK’s geology is unlikely to be suitable for hydraulic fracturing, research by a Scottish university has discovered. Professor John Underhill, Chief Scientist at Heriot-Watt University, revealed...
Kevin Greenhorn, Managing Director, Energy Solutions, SSE Enterprise The Government recently set out its plan to improve energy efficiency in businesses by 20% by 2030. This is a step in the right direction – but to those of us who...