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Editor: David Keighley
20th October 2011

How can you best capitalise on the Green Deal? How do you react now that the CRC league tables are published? When will we get Smart meters installed? These are just some of the questions being posed by the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) in the face of what it calls the confusing array of energy-related legislation and initiatives that can put users into a 'green daze'.

So ESTA has set about helping companies to "demystify the landscape" and view their energy future more clearly with two 'Green Days' next month, one in London, the other in Manchester. Each will offer a series of policy seminars, master classes and product demonstrations. And there will be presentations from 'both sides of the fence' - from Ofgem and the DECC as well as from some industrial big hitters - dealing with topics ranging from current Government demand side energy policy to the latest ISO50001 energy management standard.

In addition, products from suppliers of lighting controls, am&t, voltage optimisation and energy controls will be on show at the events' exhibition. Further details and registration at


envTraining helps PV schemes make the right connection
A training scheme launched by Envirolink tackles what it sees as a growing number of PV energy projects that are incorrectly connected to the grid. More?

estGreen Days aim to clear the 'green daze'
ESTA is hosting courses and product clinics designed to cut a clear path through the array of current energy-related legislation. More?


abbSaving energy through motors/drives swappage
ABB's motors/drives swappage scheme allows companies to trade in old drives and motors from any manufacturer for new ones from ABB. More?

schBearings bring energy savings through reduced friction
Three high-precision bearing designs from Schaeffler offer improved energy efficiency and provide downsizing options for design engineers. More?


eneWarming up financial returns on multi-site solar projects
Funders and landlords can increase returns on large, multiple-site PV projects through a data management service launched by ENER-G. More?

towLED array brings efficiency to site lighting towers
Site lighting specialist TowerLight is to launch an energy-saving LED version of its VB9 nine-metre vertical mast lighting tower. More?


estBusinesses urged to take EVs seriously
UK businesses looking to cut carbon and fuel costs are being urged by the Energy Saving Trust to take seriously the latest electric vehicles. More?

micFuel cell-powered car in showcase for low emission vehicles
Microcab's H2EV hydrogen fuel cell car is being trialled in the Technology Strategy Board's 'CABLED' scheme for low emission vehicles. More?


glsInstant data via GPRS cuts maintenance and energy costs
By control and monitoring electro-mechanical assets, Global Sense turns data capture into quantifiable savings in energy and maintenance costs. More?

pplWireless metering system monitors data from multiple sites
Pulse Plus system from Marshall-Tufflex aids energy and facilities managers wanting immediate access to current energy use across multiple sites. More?


twSewage 'fuel flakes' generate power and savings
Thames Water is producing 'fuel flakes' by drying sewage sludge in a futuristic, eco-friendly machine at its Slough facility. More?

eneEnecsys and Ember link to offer improved PV monitoring
Enecsys and wireless networking company Ember bring wireless ZigBee communications to roof-top PV systems for improved systems performance. More?


ukeUKERC funding for six energy research projects
Funding of over £2m to support research into key energy developments has been announced by the UK Energy Research Centre. More?


bsiRevised BSI standard for carbon footprint calculation
BSI has published a revised edition of PAS 2050, its standard used by organisations to calculate the carbon footprint of goods and services. More?

David Keighley

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