Utilities consultancy Reson8 explores how to reduce carbon emissions by 12 per cent from commercial vehicles by making scheduling more efficient. This could cut the fuel needed for journeys to save time, money and carbon.
Efficiency challenges in PR19 have made water companies closely examine parts of their business where improvements can be made. For Welsh Water this included overhauling its approach to asset maintenance by using data to be proactive, not reactive.
The Covid vaccine rollout has shown the power of trusting local actors to achieve a national target. The same could be true of the energy transition. As part of our Countdown to COP series, David Blackman explores ways of driving net zero forward at grassroots level.
Bristol Water has unveiled a routemap to decarbonising its business and operations by 2030 aligned with its city's climate strategy. It sets out four pathways to net zero, with a focus on ramping up renewable generation and a cautious approach to offsetting.
A webinar to explore the risks posed by poor labour practices in supply chains for emerging low carbon technologies to UK utilities with commitments to responsible sourcing of kit, parts and materials.
Following exceptional weather in 2018 the water sector has increased its resilience to freeze-thaw winter events, which was tested in January and February 2021 when pipe bursts were 25 per cent higher than 2018 but supply interruptions were kept to a minimum.
A coalition of prominent companies, including Scottish Power and Severn Trent, have committed to buy 70,000 British-made electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030 at the latest, providing government and Ofgem commit to specific actions on transport decarbonisation.
Utilities are increasingly looking to digital twins as a way of tackling many of the customer, net zero, regulatory and operational challenges they face. What lessons can be learnt from sectors that are already using this technology?
Northumbrian Water has joined the UN-backed Race to Zero global campaign as it announced plans to achieve net zero carbon by 2027 - three years earlier than the industry-wide commitment. However, the target excludes process emissions, which make up half of the company's total greenhouse gases.
The public remain largely unaware of the responsibilities water companies and other stakeholders have to conserve the natural world, or of the work the sector undertakes. Most agreed environmental concerns should be more important than lowering bills or making services accessible.
The judging panel for the main competition within Ofwat's innovation fund has been named with eight people chosen from industry, academia, R&D and beyond the water sector. The competition is designed to encourage innovative ideas, collaboration and sharing of risk to develop projects.