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Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust invests £7 million in new energy technology

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) is set to reduce its energy costs by £800,000 a year, following a £7 million investment in sustainable energy measures.

Local Industrial Strategy announced in West of England

The West of England Local Industrial Strategy encourages sectors to collaborate to help boost productivity and opportunities for all.

Local Industrial Strategy announced for South East Midlands

A new economic blueprint for the South East Midlands was announced last week, with a bold strategy to build on its existing strengths in transport innovations and new plans to make the area a centre of investing and implementing new technology.

New Heat Network Design Features from Hysopt

Belgian software company Hysopt has launched a new version of  its unique cloud-based design and simulation software for large heating and cooling installations. 

Blue sky thinking – cut the red tape and turn policy on its head

In this episode of 'The Future of Business Energy', the ADE's Caroline Bragg, Senior Policy Manger discusses past, present and future energy policy with Dan Connor, DSR Development and Delivery Manager, from npower Business Solutions, Energy HQ . Given a clean slate, they are both challenged to describe the ideal scenario.

Siemens publish research paper on manufacturers optimising energy solutions

Siemens Financial Services (SFS) has released a new research paper examining how UK manufacturers can more easily implement energy optimisation solutions to reduce energy usage with the help of innovative financing methods.

Full Steam Ahead for Manchester’s Civic Quarter Heat Network

Construction work is underway on Manchester’s £20m Civic Quarter Heat Network (CQHN), after the scheme was officially launched by Manchester City Council’s Cllr Stogia and delivery partners Vital Energi’s Ashley Malin, which saw the first pipe being ceremonially placed in the ground.

New programme launched to help Scottish universities reduce their carbon footprint

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC), supported by Salix Finance, is launching a £19m programme aimed at boosting investment in energy efficiency across Scotland’s higher education institutions. The programme will provide accessible support and finance for carbon reduction throughout the sector and build capacity for funding in additional years, to benefit both students and staff.

ENGIE’s refurbishment of First Hydro’s Ffestiniog power station proceeds apace

ENGIE has confirmed that the first phases of its refurbishment works at Ffestiniog Power Station, part of the 2GW First Hydro pumped storage operation in Wales, have been completed.

District Heating - Maintenance innovation using drones

Up until now, operators of the UK’s District Heating Networks have only had slow, partial or semi-reliable data available from which to map the condition of their district heating networks. Nottingham City Council have found a way to achieve a much better data service than this and have commissioned, a UK first, high accuracy thermal imaging aerial evaluation of its network via drone technology on behalf of their district heating company Enviroenergy.

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