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Human Rights Violations Pose Risk To Tech Investors

Human Rights Violations Pose Risk To Tech Investors

A new briefing for investors published by ShareAction and Access Now has revealed that investors in ICT (information and communication technology) companies that contribute to human rights violations through the restriction of internet services, face financial and reputational risks to their portfolios. Such restrictions, known as internet shutdowns, intentionally render...


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5 Ways You Can Use Technology to Become a More Environmentally-Conscious Consumer

Technology is often seen as part of the problem when it comes to climate change, and it’s not hard to see why with recent reports showing that the majority of our electronic waste ends up in landfills in developing nations rather than being recycled. But since technology isn’t going...


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New Owners Of Electric Vehicles Invited To Join Electric Nation Community

Officially launched today at the UK’s leading low carbon vehicle event, LCV 2016 at Millbrook Proving Ground was The Electric Nation project. Electric Nation is trialling a smart charging solution between domestic charge points and the local electricity network to allow the numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) in the...


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UK Adoption Of Low Emissions Buses Celebrated By LowCVP

An initiative by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) means the UK’s largest technology showcasing and networking event for the low carbon vehicle community will be transported in some of the newest examples of low emission bus technology which are now being used by UK operators. Eight vehicles, exciting examples of...


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Adopt ‘mobility solutions’ to save money and reduce your carbon footprint

‘Mobility’ is becoming a buzz word in the fleet industry, and finding the cheapest, most efficient options in travel whilst also reducing carbon footprint is quickly starting to become part of the fleet manager’s responsibility. The trend has moved away from them providing straightforward vehicle management to providing a...


LDN Technology Week

Talented Tech Start-Ups Set to Pitch to Investors

Creative leaders and innovators from the technology industry will be in the capital for the next seven days for London Technology Week. The week-long event kicked off today and on Wednesday 22 June some of the UK’s most up-and-coming tech start-ups will pitch to investors. The Pitch LDN event...


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Researchers Seek Safe Storage Answers From CO2 Reservoirs

Scientists from universities in Scotland are gaining a clearer idea of how to effectively use Carbon Capture and Storage thanks to natural underground pools of carbon dioxide (CO2). A study of the geological CO2 reservoirs will give scientists clues about how to store man-made carbon emissions. The scientists will...


Science

Iceland Project Could Be Carbon Capture Storage Solution

Researchers have successfully trialled a new carbon capture storage (CSS) project in Iceland. CSS is a way of storing carbon dioxide (CO2) gas to tackle climate change. The innovative new approach saw CO2 rapidly changed into stone and could one of the most secure CSS techniques ever developed. Long-term...


Atlantic Ocean from Iceland

Innovative Carbon Capture Technique Success

A new and unique way to store carbon dioxide (CO2) gas and tackle climate change has been a success. Researches pumped CO2 into the volcanic rock under Iceland where it was rapidly turned into stone. The innovative project is expected to be a new cheaper and more secure carbon...


RenewableUK

Blyth Wind Farm Set for Construction

EDF Energy Renewables announced yesterday that it is to start construction work on an offshore windfarm in Blyth. EDF Energy Renewables are expected to use revolutionary technology including 66 kilovolt cabling and concrete gravity base foundations. This will be the first time anything of the sort has been used...


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Last Chance to Nominate for Cleantech 100

The deadline for this year’s Cleantech Global 100 programme is fast approaching. There are only seven days left to nominate a Cleantech company before Phase one of the programme ends on May 31. To nominate a Cleantech company (it must not be listed on any major stock exchange) visit then...


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5 Ways Technology Is Leading Us to a Greener Tomorrow

The world is heating up, and issues with emissions continue to rage on. But more of the world’s residents are working on ways to slow both processes. It’s not uncommon for companies and even individuals to leave a massive carbon footprint, but technology is helping to alter that. Cities...


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Solar industry will keep fighting after Government threaten to cut off support

The Government have held a consultation about the Renewable Heat Incentive. Following the discussion, it has emerged that solar thermal energy could be cut off from government support. Solar thermal is the only technology threatened with removal from renewable heat scheme. The solar industry has pledged to continue their...


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New Design Methods for Wave Energy Technologies

Arup has been commissioned by Wave Energy Scotland (WES) to examine the analysis tools and processes suitable for robust structural design of energy devices, providing recommendations and best practice for future projects. As the UK seeks to become more reliant on renewable energy, WES are supporting the development of...


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Technology is Enabling Us to Realize Energy Security

Without technology where would we be? When we look at energy generation, the vast technological advancements over the last fifty years have radically helped to tackle climate change and improve energy security — two of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. It is advancement in technology that has...