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University of Edinburgh - New study reveals potential of tidal stream energy 

Posted in News, Environment and Sustainability & Education

11 March 2022

Tidal stream power has the potential to deliver 11% of the UK’s current annual electricity and play a significant role in the government’s drive for net-zero, according to new research.

New measures introduced to manage the impact of climate change on Scotland's national heritage sites 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

10 March 2022

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is implementing a new approach to the inspection of historic properties in response to the effects of climate change. A programme of tactile condition surveys on over 200 properties will assess the extent of deterioration of high-level masonry and ensure public safety against the risk of potentially unstable building fabric. It will mean that access to some properties will be restricted to enable surveys to be conducted.

GCU - Waste not, want not 

Posted in News, Environment and Sustainability & Education

09 March 2022

Researchers have secured funding to discover the “true cost” of waste on Scottish construction sites in a bid to get contractors to change their working practice.

University of Glasgow - GEOPIC to develop biodegradable integrated circuits 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

07 March 2022

Biodegradable integrated circuits are being developed by a team at Glasgow University in GEOPIC, a project that aims to stem the growing problem of electronic waste.

National Grid targets leaks of most potent greenhouse gas with molten metal 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

06 March 2022

Leaks of a highly potent greenhouse gas from electricity infrastructure could be tackled by metal sprays, according to the National Grid.

Welsh tidal energy farm could power up to 10,000 homes per year 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

28 February 2022

Two tidal energy technology developers have secured a space in a promising tidal energy site that could provide power for up to 10,000 homes per year. The site, off the coast of Holy Island in Anglesey, will host tidal turbines developed by Scottish firm Nova Innovation and French firm Sabella.

IChemE launches new Sustainability Hub 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

26 February 2022

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has launched its new Sustainability Hub giving chemical engineers access to a suite of new on-demand training courses and knowledge resources.

NMIS - New project set to help manufacturers cut costs and land net-zero targets 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

17 February 2022

Leading aerospace companies including Airbus and Safran Landing Systems are working with a consortium led by the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) on a new project aiming to offer a major sustainability boost, along with cost and lead time savings, across critical component manufacturing through a combination of forging, forming and additive manufacturing.

UK could heat coastal homes with capillary heat exchangers 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

16 February 2022

An international study involving Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has shown the potential for using capillary heat exchangers for heat pumps in the shallows of the seabed, with the potential to provide homes with an infinite supply of heating.

CIBSE joins call for Energy Saving Stamp Duty Incentive 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

15 February 2022

CIBSE, as part of the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group (EEIG), has called on the UK Government to support a long-term, revenue-neutral Energy Saving Stamp Duty Incentive, to encourage homeowners to future-proof their homes against high energy bills.

IET responds to energy price cap increase 

Posted in News & Environment and Sustainability

15 February 2022

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) energy expert calls out the UK energy system’s lack of resilience in response to the price cap increase.

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