Guest Blog: Vilnis Vesma – 50 ways to waste energy

Your fellow subscriber Vilnis Vesma wrote the following for a group of energy champions that he had been training. It was intended as a light-hearted “sideways look” at the subject, and never intended to be shared more widely, but he later learned that they had been using it as a behaviour-change aid.

Ireland awards €8m for innovative energy research

One of the projects will employ artificial intelligence to optimise the forecasting ability of renewable producers

Cambridge University builds £48m energy efficient department

A Cambridge University department has moved into a new £48million building which is energy efficient. Officially opened this week (pictured), the entire Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy has a new home complete with labs, offices and student lounges. It is “extremely well insulated”, according to the design firm NBBJ’s Project Lead, Rebecca Mortimore. She […]

Sainsburys in world first for smart technology

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s expects to save 10,000 tonnes of carbon a year with a smart grid technology contract hailed as the world’s first commercial deal of its kind. Sainsbury’s has had the smart kit fitted to the heating and ventilation systems in 200 of its stores to better manage electricity supply and demand across the […]

Energy-saving car park unveiled

A car park in Spain has started using an intelligent parking system that detects free spaces. Using smart technology, the system allows drivers to quickly view parking availability and work out where the free spaces are, reducing traffic and minimising emissions, as well as parking stress. Ultrasonic sensors are positioned around the car park, and […]

Energy firm signs £6m deal with BT

A multi-million pound deal with BT is set to double turnover for a Stockport-based energy management company. Adam International has won a contract to supply and install remote energy management systems into BT telephone exchanges across the country, which will double its turnover to £12m. Adam’s technology will be used by BT to monitor and […]