London Smart City

City of London smart city initiative

The City of London Corporation’s next step into Smart City IoT, a 12,000-unit smart street lighting deployment, was launched to the media in November 2019 at the Corporation’s head offices at the Guildhall.
energy demand

UK lockdown causes 13% drop in energy demand

New research from Cornwall Insight has noted that a day after the UK government imposed lockdown, energy demand dropped 13%. This was much lower than the average, as per the graph below.
SSE COVID-19

SSE joins UK business pledge to aid COVID-19 fight

SSE has joined forces with a host of businesses in signing the C-19 Business Pledge to support the UK through the coronavirus pandemic and the recovery efforts.
Fleet electrification

AI tech to drive electrification for global fleet operators

The EV Fleet-Centred Local Energy Systems (EFLES) project is aimed at optimising logistics companies’ growing electric vehicle (EV) fleets and demonstrating how smart charging can incentivise large fleet operators to go electric.
United Nations Coronavirus

UN: COP26 postponed due to Coronavirus

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19, according to a new release from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).
Coal plant closure

RWE, SSE close last coal plants – only four left in...

UK energy giants SSE and RWE have shut down their last two coal-fired plants - the Fiddler's Ferry power station in Warrington, Sheffield, and the Aberthaw coal-fired station in Wales, after nearly half a century of operation.
Business France

FRENCH PAVILION INTERVIEW: France and SA have strong partnerships

Exclusive interview with Stéfane LENY, Senior Trade Adviser - Energy & Environment, Industry & Cleantech Department, BUSINESS FRANCE – French Embassy Trade Commission.
National Grid COVID-19

UK’s National Grid donates £500,000 to aid COVID-19 fight

National Grid has announced a £500,000 donation to support key appeals from the National Emergencies Trust (NET) and the Trussell Trust, which supports the UK’s largest network of food banks.
insurance policy

COVID-19: Enel issues world’s first-of-its-kind insurance tool for 68,000 global staff

Enel has unveiled an insurance policy for its 68,000 employees worldwide in the event of hospitalisation with the COVID-19 virus.
Vestas COVID-19

Vestas closes two Spanish factories amidst coronavirus fears

Danish wind developer Vestas has ceased production at its Spanish manufacturing facilities in Daimiel and Viveiro, as part of efforts to curb the COVID-19 epidemic.

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