Clean energy technologies will be right at the top of the global agenda next week when energy ministers from no less than 23 of the world's leading economies - including China, Russia and the USA - meet in London. Their aim is to work together on accelerating the transition from carbon-based to clean energy technologies, with any outcomes feeding into the Rio+20 summit in June.
Co-chaired by UK Energy Secretary Edward Davey and his US counterpart Steven Chu, the three-day Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM3) discussions will concentrate on enhancing collaboration between countries to develop clean energy technologies that will help reduce emissions and improve energy security.
During CEM3, the Department of Energy and Climate Change plans to make a series of announcements on collaborations between countries, new investments and jobs in areas such as energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage, and solar and wind power.
EVENTS & EDUCATION
Energy management to the fore at Facilities Show 2012
The role of energy management in an organisation's operations will be highlighted at the Facilities Show 2012, with its largest ever Energy Management Zone. More?
University launches Masters degree in energy management
University of Strathclyde aims to position itself at the forefront of energy management studies with its Global Energy Management (GEM) MSc programme. More?
MACHINERY & PRODUCTION PROCESSES
Efficient pump range covers liquid transfer applications
For applications involving high-precision liquids transfer, Michael Smith Engineers is offering a range of efficient, ultra-compact external gear pumps. More?
Study shows potential for low-cost movement detection
Sensonics has completed a Government-funded study into developing software for movement detection in applications from renewables to railways. More?
BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
Self-contained UPS for critical building power systems
Riello's PowerBox provides critical systems with a site-specific UPS solution which can be deployed and installed wherever needed within a building. More?
Sustainable buildings in the spotlight at CIBSE event
Sustainability in buildings is one of the key topics to be highlighted at this year's Building Services - the CIBSE Conference & Exhibition being staged at Olympia. More?
VEHICLES & TRANSPORT
Nissan plans to make European cities turn on to EVs
Carmaker Nissan aims to switch on a million people to EVs through a 100-day campaign that will reward the winning city with 30 quick chargers. More?
Hyundai fuel cell SUV to use show's on-site ITM refuelling
Hyundai will demonstrate its Fuel Cell SUV at next month's All-Energy event in Aberdeen using an ITM Power HFuel on-site hydrogen refuelling station. More?
ENERGY PROCUREMENT & MANAGEMENT
PV installation to make automation specialist carbon neutral
Advanced automation specialist GB Innomech's investment in solar power is designed to allow the company to be carbon neutral by the end of the year. More?
Software aids production of energy efficient equipment
Power measurement software for Yokogawa's power analysers offers a complete solution for testing standby power in accordance with IEC and EN standards. More?
Development of two-blade turbine to cut wind energy costs
Dutch company 2-B Energy is joining forces with Scottish Enterprise to deliver technology able to reduce wind energy generation costs by up to 45 per cent. More?
ETI seeks partners to develop new energy-from-waste plant
Partners are being sought by the Energy Technologies Institute for a £13m project to help design and build a next generation energy from waste plant. More?
FUNDING & FINANCE
No-cost biomass boiler installations backed by RHI
By using the UK's Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, Anesco is offering to help businesses save energy through fully-funded biomass boiler installations. More?
LEGISLATION, REGULATION & STANDARDS
Heat strategy to pave way towards zero-carbon buildings
A strategy designed to transform the way Britain's domestic, industrial and commercial buildings are heated has been announced by the Government. More?