Energy Live News Podcast
Coronavirus ‘poses no threat to the grid’

Coronavirus ‘poses no threat to the grid’

March 26, 2020

That’s the suggestion from Professor Phil Hart, Director of Energy and Power at Cranfield University, who spoke to Energy Live News in this podcast about the global pandemic

Talking Energy: ‘Heat has to go up the agenda if we want to hit net zero’

Talking Energy: ‘Heat has to go up the agenda if we want to hit net zero’

March 2, 2020

Heat decarbonisation needs to be at the heart of our energy future if we are to meet our 2050 target. That’s the view of Richard Burrell, CEO of AMP Clean […]

Talking Energy: The first step in decarbonisation is digitisation

Talking Energy: The first step in decarbonisation is digitisation

February 26, 2020

The first step in decarbonisation is digitising the energy system.

That's according to Angus Flett, Chief Executive Officer of Smart DCC, who spoke to ELN Editor Sumit Bose about the smart meter rollout and its importance in driving down emissions across the economy.

Robotic process automation ‘could change the face of utility management’

Robotic process automation ‘could change the face of utility management’

February 18, 2020

Robotic process automation could change the face of utility management by automating the way in which we manage energy bills and even procurement itself.

That's the suggestion from Catalyst Commercial Services - we spoke to Chief Executive Officer Chris Hurcombe and Chief Commercial Officer Scott Pickavance about the independent energy consultancy's place in the market and the innovative new products it is bringing to its customers.

Energy Live Expo 2019 - Panel debate podcast discusses sector’s pressing issues

Energy Live Expo 2019 - Panel debate podcast discusses sector’s pressing issues

January 17, 2020

Energy Live Expo 2019 at the QEII Centre in Westminster centred around a panel debate discussing the energy sector's most pressing issues - if you couldn't attend the event or if you would like to relisten to the panel in its entirety, you can stream or download the podcast just below.

Kwasi Kwarteng Podcast

Kwasi Kwarteng Podcast

January 13, 2020

Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng was the headline speaker for Energy Live Expo 2019 at the QEII Centre in Westminster - if you couldn't attend the event or if you would like to relisten to his speech in its entirety, you can stream or download the podcast right here.

In a wide-ranging speech to hundreds of industry delegates, he said the UK has already made considerable progress on the journey to net zero – he noted it has already cut carbon dioxide emissions by around 45% since 1990, despite the economy growing by two-thirds over this time.

Kam Singh

Kam Singh

October 29, 2019

There are a lot of challenges involved in going green - but how can they be overcome?

Find out at Energy Live Expo on 5th November at the QEII Centre in London, which centres around the theme of ‘Climate Change – Doing our Bit’.

Kam Singh, Director of Energy at CBRE, told ELN that companies need to understand a significant investment is often required to become more sustainable and reduce their emissions but noted they should see this as an opportunity for long-term growth rather than a barrier.

Adam Woodhall

Adam Woodhall

October 29, 2019

The current form of capitalism is “almost inevitably going to have to change”.

That’s the verdict from Adam Woodhall, spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, who spoke to ELN during the climate group’s two-week protest at the start of October.

He said “people find it easier to see the end of civilisation than they do to see the end of capitalism” and stressed he wanted to avoid a “Mad Max world”.

Mr Woodhall told ELN “things can change very rapidly” and noted that even if this transition was uncomfortable, it is necessary to envisage a new future that takes less of a toll on the natural environment.

He said: “The current form of capitalism is almost inevitably going to have to change, it’ll either collapse because we get exceptional climate destruction or we change it.”

Speaking for the activist group, he suggested that as humanity is already so far along the curve of climate change, disruptive action is now needed to draw attention to the ecological emergency as “everything else has failed to create the level of change that is required”.

Adam Woodhall will be speaking at Energy Live EXPO 2019, alongside Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder and Global Director of Energy for Humanity, Mike Hughes, Zone President of Schneider Electric and Steve Holliday, former CEO of National Grid and new President of the Energy Institute.

Alex Gilbert

Alex Gilbert

October 23, 2019

Could waste heat be used to power facilities such as the London Underground?

Find out at Energy Live Expo on 5th November at the QEII Centre in London, which centres around the theme of ‘Climate Change – Doing our Bit’.

Alex Gilbert, Senior Strategy Manager for Commercial Energy at TfL, will not be able to attend but a representative from Transport for London (TfL) will be there to tell you everything there is to know about innovative energy solutions.

For more details about Energy Live Expo, click here. Tickets are free for energy end-users so don’t forget to register.

Phasing out SF6 tomorrow ‘wouldn’t be a day too late’

Phasing out SF6 tomorrow ‘wouldn’t be a day too late’

October 23, 2019

That's the suggestion from Richard Molloy, Manager of UK Energy Storage at Eaton, who spoke to ELN last week at the firm's London offices.

The gas is said to have the highest global warming potential of any known substance – scientists say it is 23,500 times more potent than carbon dioxide and can last in the atmosphere for up to 1,000 years.

It is commonly used as an insulating material to prevent short circuits, fires and electrical accidents across the sector – however, SF6 leaks can significantly contribute to the global climate crisis.

Mr Molloy talked to ELN about the benefits, the drawbacks and the future of the controversial substance.

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