Solar cars – it’s just the beginning
Solar vehicle bodywork has just progressed from curiosity to key enabling technology. The new 180-page IDTechEx report, ‘Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030’ explains why and forecasts the next ten years with solar cars set to reach $15bn by 2030, which will just be the beginning. The focus is mainly road vehicles - solar already provides significant car traction power.
Is net zero emissions realistic?
With the UK emitting in excess of 500 million tonnes of polluting emissions annually, the UK government’s response has been to set in motion an ambitious plan to completely remove carbon emissions from the environment by 2050. Here, UK car dealer, Vindis, examine the measures needed to help the country reach it’s 2050 net zero target.
How can sustainability help electronic manufacturing?
The high-tech world of electronic manufacturing has changed our daily lives and enhanced the capabilities of sectors such as medical, defence, manufacturing and aerospace.
How to face the three challenges for renewables
Alan Binning, Regional Sales Manager at smart grid software provider COPA-DATA UK, explores three common issues for renewables - managing demand, combining distributed systems and reporting.
Electronic waste to increase to 52.2mmt by 2021
Electronic waste - or ‘e-waste’ - refers to all items of electrical and electronic equipment and its parts that have been discarded by its owner as waste without the intent of reuse. Concerned that the amount of e-waste generated is expected to increase substantially over the next few decades, OnRecycle.co.uk delved deeper into the issue. They analysed 2018 data released by Gov.uk, concerning Waste Electrical and E...
British Science Week aims to tackle plastic pollution with drones
For some time now, plastic pollution has been at the forefront of the environmental news agenda, but it’s only in the last few years where governments, corporations and the everyday consumer have come together to ramp up their efforts and face this problem head on. Most recently, restaurant chains and supermarkets have confirmed their commitment to reducing the level of plastic in their products, while governments have urged people to recyc...