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E-Highways: The future of freight transport?

It was recently announced that the Government would be investing £20 million into research and development to help with the freight industry becoming net zero and to support the ban of new sales of petrol and diesel HGV’s from 2040. One of the projects being funded by this new investment is an ‘Electric Road System’ […]

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UK National Grid to be stripped of its responsibility as UK’s power provider

As the Government looks forward to 2050, and their aim of reaching net zero carbon emissions, many discussions are being held about how to achieve this. One particular area being reviewed is the UK National Grid. It was recently revealed that in order to help the UK become net zero, the National Grid would have […]

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E-Scooters: All you need to know

With sales of e-scooters growing exponentially and the latest e-scooter rental trial starting in London this month, what exactly are the laws around using an e-scooter? Are they as dangerous as we think? Can they help us reduce harmful emissions? Halfords have recently reported a 184% year or year rise in the sale of e-scooters, […]

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New Halogen and Fluorescent Lightbulb Ban Announced

This week, the UK government has announced that it will be banning the sale of the majority of halogen lightbulbs for general households from September 2021 and fluorescent bulbs from September 2023. In 2016, we wrote about how the European Commission was starting to phase out halogen lightbulbs, such as GU10 fittings and spotlight bulbs, […]

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New entry requirements for joining a Competent Person Scheme from 1st September 2021

As of 1st September 2021, Competent Person Schemes (CPS) will be enforcing new entry requirements for any new entrants. If you are already with a Scheme Provider, such as NICEIC or NAPIT, you will not need to worry as your membership will still be honoured.  NAPIT and NICEIC are members of The Electrotechnical Assessment Specification […]

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