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Invest in energy savings, says Barclays report 29/11/2016

A new report from Barclays suggests that UK manufacturers are becoming more aware than ever of the need to save energy to remain commercially viable.

ENGIE offer demand-response services to smaller organisations 04/11/2016

ENGIE Demand Response services enable businesses of any size to manage their energy consumption and generation capabilities, helping them save money and earn extra revenue.

SME manufacturing companies “move towards a more ethical way of doing business” 02/11/2016

According to the Close Brothers Business Barometer, a quarterly survey of a range of UK SME owners and managers, 81% of manufacturing firm owners say that their business is ethical.

LPG supplier uses expertise for bespoke FLT energy plans 13/10/2016

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier, AvantiGas, is launching a bespoke service for the forklift industry as it aims to tailor users’ energy usage.

Rise in companies using flexible demand to cut bills 26/09/2016

A survey for npower Business Solutions (nBS) has found a growth in the number of food & drink manufacturers offering flexible energy demand, or demand side response (DSR) to cut their bills.

Tour opportunity to Coca-Cola's Wakefield plant 02/09/2016

Works Management is offering readers the opportunity to visit Coca-Cola’s production site in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, on 29 September.

Energy use halved at Ford’s new Dagenham production line 04/08/2016

Ford’s Diesel Centre in Dagenham has been fitted with a state-of-the-art eco-friendly production line for the company’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine.

Researchers find breakthrough in the monitoring of industrial CO2 26/07/2016

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have discovered a method of monitoring the safe storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial sources.

Government’s withdrawal of solar support ‘doesn’t make sense’ 04/03/2016

The government’s withdrawal of support for solar thermal hot water heating could spell disaster for manufacturers within the sector, according to Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association.

Drone inspection provider Sky-Futures raises $5.7m to grow technology platform 16/02/2016

Sky-Futures, a provider of drone inspection services for the oil and gas industry, has raised $5.7m to grow its technology platform and map further growth.

Atlas Copco VSD vacuum pump saves energy at Polestar printing plant 08/01/2016

Polestar, Europe’s largest independent printing company, is predicted to save more than £10,000 off the annual energy bill at its Sheffield printing plant by adopting a VSD-driven vacuum pump from Atlas Copco.

Toyota Material Handling reaffirms commitment to sustainability 08/12/2015

Toyota Material Handling Europe has published its second sustainability report in a bid to demonstrate its commitment to maximise safety, optimise business processes and minimise environmental impact throughout the value chain.

EEF appoints new policy head for climate, energy and environment 27/10/2015

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has appointed Claire Jakobsson as its head of climate, energy and environment policy. She will take over from Gareth Stace who has become director of UK Steel.

Two-thirds of manufacturers concerned about renewable energy policy 01/10/2015

Most UK manufacturers are concerned about changes to Government policy on renewable energy and warn there is still too much bureaucracy.

Rising energy costs ‘pose threat to employment in manufacturing’ 21/09/2015

Half of manufacturing companies are preparing to cut jobs in response to an expected rise in energy prices over the coming year, YouGov research for facilities management company Mitie has revealed.

Call to scrap green taxes 14/09/2015

Government should move away from green taxes that penalise businesses and instead use tax incentives to reduce carbon, according to the EEF.

Manufacturers fail to feel benefits of 'green' red tape challenge 27/08/2015

Seven in 10 manufacturers (71%) believe that cutting back on 'green' legislation is important to their business, but less than one in 10 say that red tape culls to date have saved them time (7%) or money (9%).

EEF creates environmental leadership role 17/08/2015

James Wyse has been appointed to the newly created role of National Sustainability Lead at EEF, the manufacturers' organisation. The move is part of a planned relaunch of EEF's environmental sustainability service.

BCAS executive director appointed 28/07/2015

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has appointed Vanda Jones as its new executive director.

Atlas Copco promises 50% energy saving with GHS VSD+ vacuum pump range 14/07/2015

Atlas Copco has launched a GHS VSD+ vacuum pump range that promises 50% energy savings on conventional pump models.

Firms face 'sustainability crunch, says BIFM 29/06/2015

Businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to implement and manage sustainability policies, according to research by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).

Prepare for ESOS now, warns Eriks 23/06/2015

Manufacturers have been advised to implement energy conservation measures now to ensure mandatory compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) deadline of the 5 December 2015.

'Big electricity savings untapped in manufacturing', says survey 16/06/2015

Significant untapped potential for electricity savings is available to the manufacturing industry, according to the latest research from Siemens Financial Services (SFS).

Tata Steel increases production after motor and drive upgrade 02/06/2015

An increase of 30 tonnes of steel an hour has been achieved at a South Wales steel mill after replacing motors and drives.

Manufacturers 'lack skills to pay the bills' 07/05/2015

Business people working in manufacturing are baffled by utility statements, according to a survey from energy and water consultancy Utilitywise.

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