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Electricity generated by fossil fuels drops to a record low

Electricity generated by burning gas and coal in Great Britain fell to a record low of just 2.4% for an hour at lunchtime on Monday 15th April. Data released by National Grid’s electricity system operator (ESO) shows that this was the lowest recorded usage in decades. While this was only for a short period, ESO […]

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Electric lawn mowers: Corded vs cordless

As with any purchase for your home, it’s important to take a few things into consideration when weighing up whether to opt for a corded or cordless electric lawn mower. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the differences between corded and cordless lawn mowers, the advantages and disadvantages of each type, […]

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18th Edition Amendment 3 available for draft comment

The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and the British Standards Institute (BSI) are calling on all members of the electrical industry to have their say regarding the new draft amendment to BS7671:2018 + A2:2022 which will be available for review and feedback between 8th May and 5th June. Amendment 3 to the 18th Edition […]

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E-waste is growing at 5 times the rate it can be recycled

The UN’s Global E-waste Monitor (GEM) 2024 has revealed that the amount of electronic waste produced is growing 5 times faster than it can be recycled. As well as posing risks to the environment, incorrectly disposing of e-waste means that precious materials are being wasted. With limited global resources and looming Net Zero deadlines, the […]

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Half of new learners want to learn to drive an EV

Recent research from Gridserve has highlighted an upwards trend in those wanting to learn to drive in an electric vehicle. We’ve highlighted the key takeaways from their report below. Why are more people learning in automatic and electric cars? Sustainable energy business Gridserve has found that almost half of drivers (48%) would be more likely […]

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