Computer Aid International has been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen for the provision of computer recycling services, a breakthrough and a first for a UK charity. This means that Computer Aid is able to use the Royal Arms on all marketing and communications materials. It is anticipated that Royal Warrant status will really raise the profile of this innovative charity.
ESTIMATES OF SHALE GAS RESOURCE IN NORTH OF ENGLAND PUBLISHED, ALONGSIDE A PACKAGE OF COMMUNITY BENEFITS
Ofgem has published its second report into electricity capacity, which illustrates the need for the timely implementation of the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s capacity market. The report shows that electricity supplies are set to tighten faster than previously expected in the middle of this decade.
Consultation Workshops Held To Obtain Industry Opinion On The Commercial Future Of Graphene
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN – www.nanoktn.com), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to announce general findings from two separate industrial consultation workshops held earlier in the year, one considering applications for ‘structural and bulk’ graphene applications, organised in conjunction with the Chemistry Innovation and Materials KTNs, and the other cosidering electrical and electronic (e.g. ‘2-D materials’) applications, held in partnership with the ESP and Materials KTNs. The NanoKTN has been communicating these findings at the Graphene Commercialisation & Applications Global Industry and Academia Collaboration Summit, taking place in London this week.
The potential scale of investment, growth and job opportunities available in the energy economy was made clear today as Cabinet Ministers announced new details of reforms vital to keeping the lights on and emissions and bills down. With around a fifth of Great Britain’s ageing power plants due to close over the coming decade, and further closures in the 2020s, we need huge investment in our energy infrastructure. The Energy Bill currently before Parliament introduces vital market reforms to bring this about.
A nationwide portfolio of six science and technology parks assembled by LaSalle Investment Management starts operating as a single entity – linked by shared specialist services, access to nationwide facilities and secure communications.
The formation of BEST Network (the Business Environments for Science and Technology Network) as the largest privately-owned portfolio of science and technology parks in the UK creates cross-network clusters for the UK in some of the UK’s highest growth sectors and priorities of the Government’s industrial strategy, such as energy, IT and agri-science. Together the parks achieve a critical mass likely to be a powerful draw for international occupiers in the science and technology sectors.