All posts in " business "
Share

Jeremy Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto in decades

By Anne workforce / November 25, 2019

‘Investment blitz’ to be funded by wealthy and includes tax on energy firms to tackle climate crisis Latest election news – live updates Jeremy Corbyn has launched the most radical Labour manifesto in decades, promising an “investment blitz” that would leave no corner of the UK untouched and welcoming the hostility of billionaires, big business […]

Share

Bill Gates backs startup using sunlight to create 1,000C-plus heat

By Anne workforce / November 21, 2019

Heliogen uses mirrors to concentrate solar energy that can power heavy industry Bill Gates is backing a new venture which aims to turn sunlight into a source of heat exceeding 1,000C that could help replace fossil fuels. The world’s richest man is joining investors behind Heliogen, the first company to concentrate sunlight to reach temperatures […]

Share

BIG TECH IN TRANSPORTATION: Strategies legacy players can deploy to limit the threat to their market position

By Anne workforce / November 21, 2019

This is a preview of The Big Tech in Transportation research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here. Big tech companies — specifically Google-parent Alphabet, Apple, and Amazon — have their eyes set on the transportation space, […]

Share

Cornish homes take part in trial to supply clean power to grid

By Anne workforce / November 20, 2019

Project links solar-fitted premises in ‘milestone’ to form a mini virtual power plant Hundreds of homes and businesses in Cornwall have started selling electricity to their local energy network and the national energy system in a pioneering move. The trial is the first time that traditional energy users – such as homes, hotels and businesses […]

Share

From aging dinosaurs to failed startups, these are 13 of the biggest tech companies that went under in the 2010s

By Anne workforce / November 8, 2019

The 2010s saw booming growth across the tech industry, but some companies didn’t survive the decade. Many of the companies that went under in the past decade were aging dinosaurs that couldn’t adjust to changes brought about by new technology. Other high-profile casualties included startups who raised hundreds of millions in venture capital before ultimately […]

Share

Brussels allows UK to subsidise fossil fuel generators

By Anne workforce / October 25, 2019

Green light clears way for payments of £990m to gas, coal and nuclear power firms The UK’s largest fossil fuel generators may be back in line for almost £1bn in backup power subsidies this winter after the European commission approved the UK’s flagship energy scheme, which was ruled illegal last year. A shock European court […]

Share

Renewable energy to expand by 50% in next five years – report

By Anne workforce / October 22, 2019

Energy agency says solar power will drive faster than forecast growth in renewables Global supplies of renewable electricity are growing faster than expected and could expand by 50% in the next five years, powered by a resurgence in solar energy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) found that solar, wind and hydropower projects are rolling out […]

Share

Period of debt-fuelled expansion ‘may have caused Thomas Cook collapse’

By Anne workforce / October 19, 2019

Institute of Directors advises MPs investigating firm’s downfall to look at tenure of former CEO Manny Fontenla-Novoa The debt-fuelled expansion of Thomas Cook between 2007 and 2011 may have caused its downfall, the Institute of Directors has said, as the tour operator’s former bosses prepare to give evidence to MPs investigating its implosion. The business, […]

Share

Rise of renewables may see off oil firms decades earlier than they think

By Anne workforce / October 16, 2019

Pace of progress raises hope that fossil fuel companies could lose their domination Eight ideas for reining in the fossil fuel industry The world’s rising reliance on fossil fuels may come to an end decades earlier than the most polluting companies predict, offering early signs of hope in the global battle to tackle the climate […]

1 2 3
Page 1 of 3
>
Malcare WordPress Security