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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.

Energy cost hikes causing food manufacturers to lose their appetite for growth says npower 09/04/2015

Spiralling energy costs are stunting the growth plans of UK food and drink manufacturers according to research from npower.

Atlas Copco celebrates 50 years in Ireland 26/03/2015

Atlas Copco Compressors in Ireland is to hold a programme of staff and customer events to commemorate its 50th year of operation in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Call to focus on resource management 12/03/2015

A group of organisations in the manufacturing, infrastructure and environmental sectors have called for a central Office for Resource Management (ORM) to be set up.

Atlas Copco appoints oil-free air division head 12/03/2015

Atlas Copco Compressors has appointed Mark Ranger as business line manager of its oil-free air division in the UK.

Manufacturers urged to 'switch to save' on energy bills 12/03/2015

Manufacturers are in the dark on energy purchasing according to new research that shows nearly half (41%) have never switched suppliers or tariffs, with nearly one in five (17%) not knowing that switching is an option for them.

Automation firm publishes energy efficiency report 02/02/2015

Industrial automation components supplier European Automation has compiled a report containing advice for manufacturers who want to become more energy efficient.

North East gets manufacturing and engineering event 30/01/2015

Findlay Media – which publishes Plant Engineer, Works Management, Eureka, FAST, Machinery and New Electronics – is launching Manufacturing & Engineering North East (MENE).

New guide set to ease manufacturers into ESOS 30/01/2015

A free new guide has been published by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, aimed at helping to ease Britain’s manufacturers into compliance with the government’s mandatory Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

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