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University of Bradford and SSE Energy Solutions partner to drive green technology and skills development

A strategic partnership has been signed between the University of Bradford and energy infrastructure expert SSE Energy Solutions to collaborate on education, research, and the implementation of sustainable energy initiatives. The partnership aims to use the expertise and resources of both ...

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£557m government investment for public buildings to switch to cleaner energy 

More public buildings and businesses will benefit from over half a billion pounds in government funding to help reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions. Schools, pools, and hospitals will be supported to make energy efficient upgrades, with over £557 ...

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BCIS FM forecast expects a ‘substantial fall’ in repair and maintenance output

According to the latest quarterly forecast for the FM sector from the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), repair and maintenance output is expected to fall substantially in 2024, by 5.6 per cent compared with 2023. In 2025, the forecast cites ...

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Government must ‘act now’ on energy storage or risk energy security and net zero

A House of Lords committee has warned the Government that it must “act fast” to ensure long-duration energy storage technologies can scale up in time to play a vital role in decarbonising the electricity system and ensuring energy security by ...

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Your flexible friend

The new Demand Flexibility Scheme incentivises businesses to reduce their energy consumption. It’s a game changer, says Aaron Lally, Managing Partner at VEST Energy While the public was focused on scare stories about potential blackouts this winter, the National Grid ...

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Industry experts examine the changing energy landscape in a new report

‘POWER RESILIENCE 2024’, a new report from UK power solutions provider, Critical Power Supplies (CPS), examines the changing energy landscape in the context of the climate risk, the shifting UK legislative framework, the proliferation of technology, the potential of data-driven ...

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Veolia successfully completes vehicle-to-grid trial

The waste collection fleet operator plans to electrify all of its 1,800 Refuse Collection Vehicles, RCV, in the country by 2040, and has unveiled a world-first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) innovation that will enable waste collection trucks to power UK homes by ...

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Bouygues Energies & Services adopts Equans brand in the UK

Equans has announced that the activities of its Bouygues Energies & Services (E&S) subsidiary in the UK will rebrand as Equans from January 2024. This applies to all UK Bouygues E&S branded facilities management, energy solutions and connected cities operations. ...

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Green horizons

Catherine Wheatley, Head of Energy Services, Mitie says AI will play a major role in supporting the FM sector’s green agenda this year As King Charles put it when addressing world leaders at COP28, now is the time for ‘transformational ...

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Most UK businesses unprepared for energy shortages or disruptions

New data by UK power solutions provider, Critical Power Supplies (CPS), reveals that more than half of organisations are unprepared for future energy shortages or disruptions despite more than two-thirds agreeing that demand for back-up power generation is set to ...

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