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Apprentices experience ABB advanced learning 23/01/2015

Automation and electrical power giant ABB is opening its Aberdeen advanced learning facility to apprentices from the UK Upstream Oil and Gas Industry technician training scheme (UOGITT).

Manufacturers 'unprepared for mandatory energy assessments' 21/01/2015

British manufacturers are underprepared for the Government's Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) assessments scheduled to take place this year, according to research from npower Business Solutions.

Cautious welcome for ISO 14001 revised standard draft agreement 15/12/2014

News that the revision to the ISO 14001 international environmental standard has been approved for final draft status has been given a cautious welcome by consultancy Cedrec. However, the online legislation specialist also voiced concerns over its implementation and urged businesses to start preparing now for its likely impact.

Manufacturers missing out on £11 million energy savings 08/12/2014

With just under a year until large UK organisations must comply with ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) legislation, energy consultancy Utilitywise is warning that manufacturers may be missing out on more than £11,574,040 of savings.

First triad warning of the season from npower 28/11/2014

npower has issued its first winter Triad warning in a season where energy demand peaks have become increasingly hard to predict.

‘Industry wastes £1.5bn annually on outdated energy sources’ 14/11/2014

The British industrial sector wastes £1.43 billion year by using outdated off-mains energy sources, according to a report from liquefied petroleum gas (lpg) supplier Flogas.

National Grid Winter Outlook no cause for alarm, says EEF 28/10/2014

National Grid's Winter Outlook for gas and electricity, published today, is no cause for alarm according to EEF, the manufacturers' organisation.

Index reveals fall in the cost of energy: renewables up 27/10/2014

Energy prices fell by almost 7% between the first and second quarters of this year (2014) – overall 4% lower than the same period last year – latest data from Lorien's Energy Index reveals.

Game changer for CCS: Boundary Dam, Canada plant unveiled 02/10/2014

SaskPower has today (2 October 2014) launched its flagship CCS (carbon capture and storage) project, finally unveiling the much anticipated addition to its Boundary Dam power plant in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Firms to fall short on ISO 14001 upgrade: warning 02/10/2014

Companies, plants and factories are in danger of falling short next year (2015) when the main environmental management standard ISO 14001 will be upgraded – and some could potentially lose out as a result.

Atlas Copco offers Belgium factory tour prize to Manufacturing Champions winner 17/09/2014

Atlas Copco is offering young manufacturing employees the chance to win a trip to the world's largest compressor factory in Belgium at WM's Manufacturing Champions Awards.

Green industrial technology ‘set to boom’ 02/09/2014

The UK's manufacturing sector is rapidly turning to energy efficiency technologies to reduce costs and cut emissions, with 79% of those polled in a survey by Siemens Industry reporting energy as a business critical issue in the year ahead.
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Multi-million pound engineering institute opens in Derby 27/06/2014

The multi-million pound Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE) was opened yesterday (Thursday, 26 June 2014) in Derby.

David Palmer-Jones kicks off Energy from Waste essays 23/06/2014

The Energy from Waste essays – a monthly series from the Energy from Waste conference and Recycling and Waste World magazine (both from the Mark Allen group) have started publication.

British Safety Council launches 2014 safety and health awards 03/06/2014

The British Safety Council has formally launched its 2014 Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards, to celebrate exemplary management of health, safety and environmental risks.

CBI Northern Ireland warns of energy cost job threats 11/04/2014

Manufacturing jobs are being threatened by high energy costs, according to CBI Northern Ireland chair Colin Walsh (pictured).

Bio-thermic digester set to slash organic waste-to-landfill 25/03/2014

British environmental technologies specialist Advetec says it has achieved an industrial scale bio-thermic digester capable of eliminating the practice of organic waste (solid and liquid) going to landfill.

GE and Highview Power sign energy storage agreement 18/03/2014

GE Oil & Gas has signed a global licensing and collaboration agreement with liquid air energy storage (LAES) pioneer Highview Power Storage to explore opportunities for the technology where its gas turbines and gas engines are installed.

New industrial model worth €100bn launched 28/02/2014

Higher profits, new jobs and a lower environmental impact could all be realised if European manufacturers adopted a new sustainable business model, according to consultant Lavery/Pennell.

Search is on for safe sustainable manufacturing materials: £10.3m project 13/02/2014

A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today (13 February 2014) by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) is aimed at finding safer, more sustainable alternative materials for manufacturers.

Banks launch energy audit service 27/01/2014

Manufacturing businesses could benefit from thousands of pounds of savings on their energy bill by using to an energy efficiency audit programme, according to NatWest and RBS.

ABB launches technical network for drives and motors 23/01/2014

ABB has amalgamated its UK variable speed drives (VSD) and electric motors channel partner groups into a single network, creating what it describes as a new benchmark for technical advice, delivery, life cycle services and overall customer service.

World-class centre for renewable energy manufacturing to go ahead 19/12/2013

The £450m Able Marine Energy Park, in North Lincolnshire – the largest offshore wind energy manufacturing facility in Europe, expected to create around 4,000 jobs – has been given the go-ahead.

Worcester Bosch boosts energy efficiency with power tool change 05/12/2013

BFA winner Worcester Bosch Group has improved energy efficiency and reduced cost at its Worcester HQ by installing tools, maintenance and health and safety products from Buck & Hickman.

Call for action over energy prices at UK factories 02/12/2013

Green taxes are pushing British industry to "crisis point", according to the Financial Times.

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