The UK’s 2035 Net Zero Target: How Could it Be Achieved?

Decarbonisation plan, with almost 40% of power sourced from fossil fuels, is a monumental challenge UK electricity generation to be fossil fuel free by 2035, says PM As Boris Johnson confirmed plans to decarbonise the electricity grid by 2035, the UK was sourcing almost 40% of its power from fossil fuels, underscoring the scale of the challenge […]

Even with Current Drive to Renewables, CO2 Emissions will Grow Through 2050, Says US Government

Even with the current drive toward more renewable energy sources, global carbon emissions are going to increase through 2050, unless there are significant changes in policy or technology between now and then. That’s according to a new report released Wednesday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, a division of the federal U.S. Department of Energy which analyzes and […]

UK’s Data Communications Company Pilots EV Chargers on Smart Meter Network

A pilot project launched by a consortium of technology companies in partnership with the Data Communications Company (DCC) aims to connect electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on a national network. The technology companies include cybersecurity and technology firm Toshiba, who are leading the consortium, IoT connectivity solutions firm Pelion, Vestel and firm has.to.be. The project […]

City Island Grids: Challenges & Possibilities

In a recent roundtable, I was asked to share my thoughts on “City Island Grids” as a climate disaster mitigation strategy. A few international cities are exploring this. These considerations are neither cheap nor easy to architect. Yet, I think it is inevitable. While it applies to all infrastructure (gas, electricity, other) this article is […]

LUCELEC’s Power of Caring During COVID-19

Castries, June 7, 2021 – As the energy that powers the nation’s success, St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) has one main goal as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is to keep the pandemic outside the power plant and ensure the lights stay on. But it has not been business as usual. […]

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Trends for 2021

As we approach the end of the first half of 2021, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) remain top of mind for HR and learning and development professionals. A focus on DEI, both as an organizing principle of workplace culture and as a strategic business advantage, is an increasingly important topic for organizational leaders outside of […]

Private Company Takes Over Puerto Rico Power Utility Service

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A private company on Tuesday took over the transmission and distribution operations of Puerto Rico’s power authority, which has struggled with blackouts and bankruptcy, corruption and mismanagement. The takeover by Luma Energy under a 15-year contract coincided with the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season, with many across Puerto […]