The world is facing a climate change crisis. Drastic steps are being taken to transform the way we produce, store, and use energy. We visited Accolade Wines, a manufacturer who is now supplying its UK site with renewable energy via a newly constructed – and England’s biggest – onshore wind turbine.
Factories are responsible for approximately 36% of greenhouse gas emissions globally, Professor Steve Evans, Director of Research at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge, shares his insights on how resource efficiency can be good for profit margins and the environment.
Siemens UK has been in the vanguard of industry’s drive for a meaningful governmental industrial strategy and the adoption of digital technologies in manufacturing. Nick Peters visited the Siemens factory in Congleton, Cheshire, to discover just how well Siemens is managing its own digital revolution.
The UK is Europe’s leader in space technologies, in both expertise and manufacture. The furore over the UK’s possible exclusion from the EU’s Galileo GPS satellite project has obscured the fact that it is only one of the projects being developed here, as Nick Peters and Maddy White discovered when they visited Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth.