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Adeptra reflects on inspiring year of innovation and reveals powerful technology roadmap at annual EMEA User Group

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The market leader in automated consumer engagement, has wrapped up an extremely positive 2011 EMEA User Group Conference attended by senior fraud, customer service, collections and risk professionals from many of Europe's largest card issuers and banks. The annual event highlighted the rapid pace of technical change at Adeptra, as well as the ever-increasing demand for sophisticated solutions from Adeptra's global client base.

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TowerLight launch the first LED lighting set

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VB-9 LED_chiusaTowerLight Srl who manufacture the World’s largest range of Lighting Towers are set to unveil their very latest revolutionary development in environmentally sound lighting - THE VB9-LED.

“The launch of the VB9-LED lighting is one of our most important developments and we are proud to be right at the forefront in this exciting lighting evolution,” said Andrea Fontanella, TowerLight’s production manager. “The VB9-LED lighting tower is already with a leading UK rental organisation as part of their programme to introduce environmentally biased equipment in to their fleet”, added Andrea.

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Golf Blue-e-Motion proves its mettle in RAC Future Car Challenge

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The Volkswagen_Golf_Blue-e-MotionA pre-production Golf Blue-e-Motion electric vehicle has won its class in the RAC Future Car Challenge for the second time, using the least energy to cover a 57-mile route from Brighton’s Madeira Drive to Pall Mall in the heart of London. This year’s Challenge attracted a larger entry list than the inaugural event, including hybrids and fuel cell models as well as highly efficient diesel cars such as the Passat BlueMotion. The Golf was named the Most Energy Efficient Regular Car (Prototype) class.

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Nissan to donate quick chargers to speed development of national EV charging network

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nissan• 400 quick chargers to be given away free by Nissan
• Installation in high profile locations starting February 2012
• Charge to 80% in 30 minutes

Nissan is accelerating plans for a European-wide Quick Charge (QC) network for electric vehicles by giving away 400 new quick charging stations free of charge.

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Building industry calls for Government support to go green. PwC & Construction Products Association Report

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·  91% say sustainability will be core to their business over the next 5-10 years

· Over half said tax incentives would be the best form of Government support

·  40% have not done any carbon foot printing on products

A survey of over 100 leading businesses in the building products sector has called for more support and vision from Government as nearly 100% recognise sustainability will be key to their future.  PwC and the Construction Products Association (CPA) launched the survey today (22 September) in London.

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Big Step Forward for EnergyPark Peterborough

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Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd (PREL) is delighted to announce that a Technology Licence Agreement has been signed with Tetronics Ltd, the world leaders in DC plasma arc systems. The Agreement gives PREL permission to use Tetronics’ patented technology to deal with Air Pollution Control (APC) residues created onsite at EnergyPark Peterborough.

The ground-breaking EnergyPark Peterborough project, which was granted consent by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in November 2009, will be the first sustainable biomass-from-waste powerstation of its kind in Europe. Drawing upon a mix of best available technologies, PREL will achieve maximum diversion of waste from landfill, creating renewable energy and recycled products at the same time.  Tetronics’ plasma-enhanced waste recovery systems will play a vital role in achieving that sustainable cycle and ensuring that the greatest value is taken from the waste input.

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Solarcentury installs a 5 megawatts solar park

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Solar_Farm_Wilburton_3-470x240One of the largest solar parks in Great Britain has sprung up on Mingay Farm in Cambridgeshire. The British company Solarcentury installed the 14 hectare park with an output of five megawatts.  

In the County of Cambridgeshire solar radiation is good, comparable with that in the south of Germany . The 19,960 solar modules installed in the Mingay Farm project generate enough energy to supply up to 1,200 homes and the solar power station will save 55,000 tons of carbon dioxide in 25 years.    

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HWM exhibiting radio-tech range of energy & environmental monitoring systems

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hwm-rad-logoRadio-Tech’s market-leading wireless energy monitoring ranges will be exhibited by HWM at upcoming shows The Energy Event, Low Carbon Expo and Energy Solutions. Visitors will be introduced to the company’s Observe™ and Economise™ systems, which are made up of products such as the award-winning Ecosense™ combined temperature and humidity sensor.

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High speed rail plans get backing from civil engineering body

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The delivery of a High Speed Rail (HSR) network supports a more structured transport strategy for the nation. It will free up capacity on the existing congested rail network and help regenerate and boost the economies of our city-regions, therefore benefitting the UK as a whole, according to the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

In its response to the High Speed Rail: Investing in Britain’s Future consultation – which drew upon the expertise of civil engineers from across the UK - the leading engineering body said it had considered alternatives to the new network carefully, but believed HS2 was more visionary, bringing about a real step change in rail capacity and encouraging long term economic growth.

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