“You can't eat money” and “climate emergency” read some of the signs wielded by climate change protestors last week, as they glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange. As our planet heats up, so does the debate around global warming. Regardless of whether you agree with the tactics used by the protestors or not, there is no denying that we are on the cusp of a global crisis. According to David Attenborough, we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies unless we take dramatic action in the next decade. But where does the investment world tie into this issue? Vast swathes of the financial industry still profit from commodities like oil, and with much of the world dependent on fossil fuels to provide a large proportion of our global energy, it’s still big business. Admittedly, much of the investment industry has been slow to change, particularly considering that scientists have been warning about global warming … [Read more...] about Don’t get stuck in your ways: How to cut carbon emissions without glueing yourself to buildings
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As demonstrated by the significant reduction in Contracts for Difference (CfD) strike prices, offshore wind power is now established as a mainstream source of electricity generation that is cost-competitive with conventional methods. The UK also has a world-leading marine energy supply chain that has the potential to achieve significant cost reduction.But despite the significant progress made, there are still many challenges to be overcome in the design, operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms.The reduction in CfD strike prices also means that for owner/operators, the margin to make a profit becomes smaller: a trend that is expected to continue in the coming years. In order to keep offshore wind farms profitable, costs have to come down even further.With operations and maintenance (O&M) representing around 25–30 per cent of a wind farm’s lifetime cost, the industry’s focus has shifted towards smarter maintenance and task planning, and more efficient spare … [Read more...] about Climbing the digital maturity ladder
PUBLISHED: 08:46 23 February 2019 Jo Malone With some Smart heating controls, individual rooms can be set to different temperatures. Picture Getty Images Archant Nobody wants to pay to heat their home when they’re not there, but we all want a warm house to come home to – does Smart heating mean we can have both? Our homes at the right temperature at the right time is the idea behind Smart heating, and it should save us money. Picture Getty ImagesIf we’re home earlier than expected, we want a cosy house without having to faff with complicated heating controls and we want to know how much energy we’re using when heating our homes and hot water.That’s where SMART Technology steps in.It’s Self-Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology and there are now multiple players in the smart heating control market, with a multitude of different products that all promise different levels of heating control. These control units … [Read more...] about What is smart heating and how does it work?
By William Gallagher Thursday, December 27, 2018, 01:00 pm PT (04:00 pm ET) Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg didn't get to say what he wanted about Apple's past, and Jony Ive wouldn't say much about Apple's future. All this, and more, in Apple's April 2018 in review.Solar panel rooftops in Singapore (Credit: Apple) If you're not already in the habit of just looking away from technology news on April 1 each year, try it in 2019. The annual April Fools' Day round has turned up the occasional amusing moment bit we're struggling to remember any —and none came this year. We did warn you. There's funny ha-ha, there's funny peculiar and somewhere in the middle there is news that's too familiar to be funny anymore. In response to a new UK law requiring disclosure, Apple this month revealed that on average men in its British operations earned five percent more than women.Apple UK's Cambridge research site Apple said that the disparity was due to there being more men in senior, higher-paying … [Read more...] about Apple gets honors, Zuckerberg’s hearing, and even Apple Stores now run on renewable energy
It’s been an interesting year for Apple Watch apps. In the spring it seemed as if the Watch had lost its sparkle, with many big-name apps either languishing or being pulled from the Watch altogether. The problem wasn’t that Apple Watch apps are a bad idea, though. Far from it, as our selection here demonstrates. It was that sometimes, apps were designed to answer the wrong question: “could we make a Watch app?” but not “should we?”Now, the Apple Watch is onto its fourth generation, and the aptly-named Apple Watch 4 is proving pretty popular - so that's why you're probably here checking out the new apps. In fact, it's one of the best smartwatch options out there, and now we're at the fourth generation it's becoming a particularly accomplished smart option for your wrist.Jump to section- Best apps for fitness and healthBest apps for sleep and musicBest apps for photo and videoBest apps for making life easierBest apps for email and … [Read more...] about The best Apple Watch apps we’ve used in 2018