Britain's manufacturers are calling on the Government
for the 'clarity and predictability' they need to
invest in the low carbon economy by setting out its vision by
the end of this year on how industry can deliver it. In its new
report 'Tech for Growth: delivering green growth through
technology', the manufacturers' organisation the
EEF looks at how Government can realise the potential of key
manufacturing sectors and unlock investment in breakthrough technologies
that will generate a step change in their carbon emissions.
The EEF maintains this would help UK manufacturers to take advantage
of significant export opportunities. But its report also suggests
that the UK's position as sixth largest producer and provider
of low carbon goods is currently faltering, with manufacturing
Gareth Stace, EEF Head of Climate and Environment Policy, said: "The
low carbon economy represents a massive opportunity for manufacturers
and a major prize for our economy. But we are currently failing
to take advantage of this opportunity to be a world leader in
low carbon goods and services."
For more information visit www.eef.org.uk
EVENTS & EDUCATION
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ESTA is hosting a programme of energy saving verification training
towards the Certified Measurement and Verification Professional
efficiency on the agenda at PROFIBUS conference
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MACHINERY & PRODUCTION PROCESSES
compressors offer efficient drive and control systems
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cast iron block construction enhanced by an energy efficient drive
and control system. More?
range designed for low energy consumption
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efficiency level 22 per cent higher than other comparable industry
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BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
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design with the energy-saving, carbon-cutting benefits of intelligent
lighting control. More?
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saves energy by regulating exactly the high-voltage electricity
supply entering a site. More?
VEHICLES & TRANSPORT
carports provide commercial EV charge points
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convenient sheltered electric vehicle charging for retail and
business car parks. More?
expands fast-charging functionality to new CCS standards
ABB's latest fast-charging developments to Combined Charging
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EV brands. More?
ENERGY PROCUREMENT & MANAGEMENT
load optimisation cuts energy use at DSA facilities
Sabien Technology's M2G intelligent boiler load optimisers
are being used to help the Driving Standards Agency meet its carbon
reduction targets. More?
service brings self-sufficiency to energy management
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aims to transform the way that organisations manage their energy
of Bath to set up energy harvesting centre
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allow it to set up a new world-leading centre for energy harvesting
and generation. More?
and Seneca link to generate electricity at landfill sites
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facilities at three Seneca Global Energy landfill sites, converting
methane into electricity. More?
FUNDING & FINANCE
boosts development of transparent solar cells
A £2m investment in Oxford University spin-out cleantech
company Oxford Photovoltaics will help commercialise dye sensitised
solar cells for the BIPV sector. More?
LEGISLATION, REGULATION & STANDARDS
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