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Emma Chetwynd-Jarvis, business development manager at Rock Power Connections, discusses the future of EV charging and the impact it could have on the electricity network.

Following a surprise break into the electric vehicle (EV) market, Dyson’s £2 billion project came to an end in October 2019. With Dyson failing to find a way to make its project commercially viable, is the EV hype fizzling out? Simone Bruckner, MD of Cressall Resistors, busts some of the myths in EV uptake. 

To ensure compliance with safety regulations, a secondary source of power is required to feed all emergency evacuation lifts. UPS systems can offer many advantages, yet in the past they have been overlooked, says Power Control Ltd.

While the brakes have been put on HS2 for now, OEMs and engineers should consider how trains travelling up to 250 mph will function safely; that includes their braking systems. Steve Hughes, managing director of power quality specialist REO UK, explains how braking resistors will be crucial for stopping the world’s fastest trains.

Following the success of the 2019 Excellence Awards, which took place at the oh-so-swanky Four Seasons Hotel in London, we are gearing up to do it all again. So, keep 21 May 2020 free, get it in the diary and dust off your posh frock.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced that offshore wind power has the capacity to meet all of the world’s electricity demand, and is set to be a “game-changer” for energy systems. 

Mackenzie Peters, global product group manager, HEFH at MSA Safety, explores the associated benefits of proper head protection.

Big fights still continue within the Labour Party regarding what future (if any) nuclear fission should have.

The golden ticket to widespread EV adoption will rely on a large network of public charging points. Contributing editor, Jordan O’Brien, finds out what needs to be done to grow the UK’s EV charging infrastructure. 

While we may associate data with being up in the clouds, it’s very much in the ocean too. Beneath our seas lie thousands of cables, tasked with carrying the world’s internet traffic. These cables form a vital communications network — and the world would seem like a much bigger place without them. What is less often considered is how these cables made it to the sea floor in the first place. Simone Bruckner, managing director at power resistor manufacturer, Cressall Resistors, explains the challenges of cable laying.