Jaguar Land Rover and BMW join forces on electric cars

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are to join forces on developing electric car technologies. The car giants said they would work together to develop electric motors, transmissions and power electronics. Both firms have struggled to maintain profit margins amid falling car sales and higher costs as well as the need to invest in future technologies. Car firms are being forced to make low emi...

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VW, BMW invest in Swedish battery cell producer Northvolt

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

STOCKHOLM -- Volkswagen and BMW are among investors in Europe's biggest lithium-ion battery plant, Sweden's Northvolt said on Wednesday after it raised $1 billion in equity capital to complete funding for the facility. Volkswagen said separately it was buying about 20 percent of the shares in Northvolt, which is also setting up a joint venture with VW to build a battery cell factory in Salzgitt...

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Biomass plant plans resurrected on old Llynfi Power Station using waste instead of clean woodchip

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

Plans for a biomass plant on the site of the old Llynfi Power Station have been resurrected – but rather than using clean woodchip the company behind the renewed project wants to use waste. The biomass plant near Llangwynyd, Maesteg, received planning permission from Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC) in 2011. However it was never built due to government biomass subsidies ending and ...

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“Global Waste-to-Energy market set to grow to $16,420mn in 2019,” says new Visiongain report

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

Visiongain has launched a new energy report Waste to Energy (WtE) Market Outlook 2019-2029: Capacity (tpa) & CAPEX ($m) Forecasts for Incineration of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) & Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) in Electricity Generation, District Heating & Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Energy from Waste (EfW) Plants; Featuring Technologies: Mass Burn, Gasification, Pyrolysis, Fluidised Bed, Advanced T...

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EDP plans first MW-scale floating PV project in Portugal

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

The Portuguese utility is seeking permission to deploy a 4 MW floating solar plant at the Alqueva water reservoir in southern Portugal. The solar array will feature around 10,000 PERC half-cell solar modules. Portugal’s Alentejo Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-A) has publicly released an environmental impact assessment for a 4 MW floating PV project that EDP-Gestão da ...

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Unsuccessful in a job interview? How do you react?

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

A few years back, The Manchester Evening News ran a story on a lady who refused to leave an interview after she was told she had been unsuccessful. She staged a 90 minute sit-in and it resulted in the Police being called, however, by the time they arrived she had disappeared. It got me thinking about the different reactions I have had when having to deliver the bad news to candidates who were no...

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Top tips on how to reduce the gender pay gap in business

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By December 06, 19

While there have been significant improvements in gender equality across the workplace in recent years, last year nearly 45 percent of UK companies reported that their gender pay gap had in fact increased. Further, research from Denmark has found an intrinsic link between the widening gender pay gap and having children. In the initial months after having their first child, women’s earnings were ...

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Minister Bruton Announces Support for Renewable Heat

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By November 06, 19

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D., today (4th of June) opened the second phase of the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH), which will provide operational support for biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion heating systems. Making the announcement Minister Bruton said: "If we are to cut greenhouse gases, we must replace fossil fuels b...

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UKCS Investments On the Rise

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By November 06, 19

North Sea operators and contractors are investing across people, R&D, technology and new markets to support continued growth, said a new report. The 30th Oil and Gas survey, conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG UK, pointed out that around 45% of contractors have increased investment spend in the UK Continental She...

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Belectric expands PV business in the Netherlands

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By July 06, 19

Since the company successfully entered the market in 2018, the EPC company has constructed the “Zonnepark Lange Runde” (14.2 MW) and “Zeeland Refinery” (12.4 MW) projects, two turn-key photovoltaic power stations in the Netherlands. In addition, Belectric has been selected as the operations and maintenance service provider for the solar parks. The service agreements comprise remote system ...

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