June 30th, 2015
At about 10% of all EU energy use the scale of cost-effective energy savings and carbon reductions by proper application of building automation and controls is very large. To unlock this potential, there is no need for more EU regulation but rather to ensure MS implementation of existing regulations is in line with an holistic strategy to target this specific savings opportunity.Read full article
Electromagnetic interference, EMI, has become very important in the last few decades as the amount of electronic equipment in use has increased enormously. This has led to an increase in the sources of interference, e.g. digital equipment and switching power supplies, and an increase in the sensitivity of equipment to interference, due to higher data rates.Read full article
As we move into a world with increasing amounts of renewable energy on the grid, reliable, affordable and grid-scale energy storage systems are essential. Pumped hydro is one such system. Read full article
The supply of compressed air accounts for between 10 to 15% of the electricity bill of the average industrial consumer. Fortunately, compressed air systems frequently offer some easy to identify and rectify energy saving opportunities. These should be a priority at all sites using this versatile but costly resource.Read full article
The UN Industrial Development Organisation calculates that 87% of Western Europe’s economically viable small hydropower capacity has been exploited. In Northern Europe that figure rises to 95%. Yet, innovative companies in niche segments are seeing opportunities in hydropower – and good growth.Read full article
Earth resistance is a key parameter in determining the efficiency of earthing systems. In this Application Note we look at the measurement of earth resistance.Read full article
Setting Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards (MEPS) at the point of Least Lifecycle Cost (LCC) is generally considered a best practice for sustainable product policy. Read full article
An innovative zero-emissions motor for the refrigeration transport sector powered with liquid nitrogen is undergoing commercial road trials in Central England.
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In farming businesses, a 20% reduction in energy costs can represent the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales. Being energy efficient can also enhance a business’s image and reduce its environmental footprint.
This article looks at energy-saving opportunities in the pig farming and dairy industries. Where applicable it deals with heating; ventilation & air circulation; refrigeration equipment; lighting; building fabric; and energy management.Read full article
A recent report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) presents the overall state of play of ocean energy in Europe and globally in 2014. The report analysed in depth the four main types of ocean energy conversion technologies and the key activities undertaken to ensure and facilitate their commercialisation. Read full article