Glasgow Caledonian University pioneers smart energy management in Scotland

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) has recently become the first organisation to implement Dynamic Demand technology in Scotland. The smart energy management software was installed in early 2015 in the university’s award-winning Saltire Centre, a futuristic, five-storey building that houses the campus library and student services. Air Handling Units throughout the centre are turned into “smart” devices […]

Downton upturn will top Xmas electricity demand

The posh folk of Downton Abbey are likely to top the electricity demand charts this Christmas. According to National Grid’s predictions ahead of the festive season, the period drama finale starring Michelle Dockery (pictured), is expected to win the ratings war over Corrie and Call the Midwife, causing an expected power demand of 400MW. That’s […]

Obama order backs industrial energy efficiency

US President Barack Obama yesterday signed an executive order to help investment in industrial energy efficiency, including combined heat and power systems (CHP), across US businesses. The order also sets out a new national objective of 40 gigawatts of new combined heat and power capacity by 2020, a 50% increase over the current level. CHP […]

Green cars get their own Formula E

Green cars are set to get the Formula One treatment with their own hot competition – the Formula E. That’s after motor racing’s world governing body the FIA recently gave the green light to a new motor racing series for electric cars. The new Formula E Championship will debut in 2014 with a target grid […]

Greenpeace ends action at Gazprom Arctic rig

Greenpeace has finally ended its five-day protest at an Arctic oil rig. The campaign group had been trying to stop Gazprom from starting to drill for oil in the Pechora Sea off the north west Russian coast. On the last day of the protest a Greenpeace speedboat carrying campaigners capsized as it tried to stop a ship […]

London least car-dependent English city

London is the least car-dependent city in England according to a new report. The capital topped a ‘Car Dependency Scorecard’ study of 26 cities by the Campaign for Better Transport which examined how many options residents in each city have to get around by public transport, walking or cycling. Brighton and Hove was ranked second, […]