How can engineers influence ESG outcomes?
Environmental, Social and Governance, ESG for short, has become an increasingly important factor in both the strategy and vision of corporations, and in the technology and vendor selections they make.
SUNOTEC builds solar parks with an output of 2.3GW
Last year, SUNOTEC delivered photovoltaic projects with an output of around 2.3 gigawatts peak (GWp). By way of comparison, the whole of France built PV plants supplying 2.7GWp in the same twelve-month period. 2022 turned out to be the most successful year in the company’s history, as the company in the construction of ground-mounted photovoltaic plants connected more than 70 new solar parks to the grid in Europe.
5 ways engineers are helping to reduce climate change
Greenhouse gas emissions are around 50% higher than they should be. We are living in a world tarnished by global warming. End of the world films no longer seem like far-off, natty escapism but instead are a very real concern.
National rail tickets go green
Paragon ID has revolutionised the rail ticket production process to reduce the environmental impact by 87%.
Sustainable Innovation at SCHURTER
Devices and products that are connected directly to the Internet are becoming more and more prevalent in our everyday lives. The development of IoT allows manufacturers to make their products smart. The SCHURTER Smart Platform, which includes a cloud, user app and device firmware, provides the foundation for developing further products.
NASA issues award for greener airliner of future
NASA announced Wednesday it has issued an award to The Boeing Company for the agency’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project, which seeks to inform a potential new generation of green single-aisle airliners.
Why the UK should follow the EU’s solar energy plan
After COP27, Mary Robinson, Chair of the Elders Group, said that the world remains on the brink of climate catastrophe and progress made on cutting emissions has been too slow. As the UK watches the aftermath of this summit, all eyes are on Rishi Sunak’s new cabinet to ensure the UK increases its efforts to reach net-zero. Here Dr Franky So, Chief Technology Officer at nanotechnology research company NextGen Nano, explains why the new UK go...
Fugro’s geo-data supports development of UK’s first flexible power station with carbon capture technology
Fugro has been awarded a ground investigation contract for SSE Thermal and Equinor’s planned Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station in North Lincolnshire. When complete, Keadby 3 could become the UK’s first flexible power station equipped with carbon capture technology, capable of capturing up to 1.5m tonnes of carbon annually. The acquired Geo-data will enable stakeholders to understand ground conditions and make informed decisions du...
Applying electric drives for downhole applications
Although the goals of the oil and gas extraction industry – technological efficiency, environmental compatibility, and cost management – have generally remained the same, the drive toward zero net-carbon emission has highlighted efficiency and sustainability efforts.
Top 5 innovative tech of 2022
Bio-powered electronics. Kinetic floors. Turbine power. Magic wood. And mental health robots. These are just a handful of the innovative ways in which people, communities, and businesses are coming together to make a fun, interesting and greener future for everyone.