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Previous Posts - September 2021

Torrent lights the way

Torrent lights the way

30 September 2021

Torrent Trackside recently provided 100% carbon neutral lighting for the entire Balfour Beatty Rail ITT (Integrated Track Team) work site at Hanger Lane on the London Underground network. …

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Balfour Beatty survey

Balfour Beatty survey

29 September 2021

In advance of the COP26 climate change conference in November, Balfour Beatty has published the results of a survey into supply chain challenges, obstacles and solutions for a net-zero future.…

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Green-fingered Euro Towers

Green-fingered Euro Towers

28 September 2021

Euro Towers is certainly going green. The aluminium access equipment manufacturer has introduced several environmentally friendly initiatives in and around its Northampton headquarters. <…

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Aggreko's Ryder Cup drive

Aggreko's Ryder Cup drive

27 September 2021

Much of the equipment that Aggreko provided for power, heating, and cooling requirements during the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin this weekend was of an eco-frien…

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Speedy delivers

Speedy delivers

24 September 2021

What’s red, green, will travel thousands of miles and is electrically powered? 

Spotted at Vertikal Days this week on the plant body manufacturer Sterling GP’s stand was…

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CEA unveils Futureworx

CEA unveils Futureworx

24 September 2021

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA), which hosts the Plantworx construction exhibition, is collaborating with The Supply Chain Sustainability School to deliver a new event focused on…

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EVs with Innovation

EVs with Innovation

23 September 2021

Innovation Automotive is a new business which plans to launch formally towards the end of the year but made its debut at the recent Commercial Vehicle Show. 

The company will import…

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Climb with Stanley

Climb with Stanley

22 September 2021

One by-product of the lockdown and subsequent social restrictions has been a boom in home deliveries, which has raised interest in manual handling solutions. 

Stanley Handling&rsquo…

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Himoinsa opens the Box

Himoinsa opens the Box

21 September 2021

It’s often been mentioned on the blog that products running on diesel or equivalent fuels will remain in demand for some time given the scale of the transition to alternatives and the de…

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Embracing the next Stage

Embracing the next Stage

21 September 2021

Many hire businesses have been hesitant to adopt green technology particularly because of the cost. However, one company that is facing up to the challenge and embracing it is the specialist g…

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Speedy’s hybrid first

Speedy’s hybrid first

17 September 2021

Speedy says it has introduced the industry’s first plug-in hybrid outdoor lighting tower to the market following a multi-million-pound investment in its UK fleet.

The business has…

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Select Flybrid packs a Punch

Select Flybrid packs a Punch

16 September 2021

It’s particularly noteworthy when an eco-friendly alternative can be superior to traditional approaches in areas like performance, efficiency or cost, as well as enhancing green credenti…

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Genquip fuels success

Genquip fuels success

15 September 2021

The construction and engineering contractor, nmcn, formerly known as North Midland Construction, has won a RISE (Research, Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise) Award for its eco-friendly…

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Two kinds of charging

Two kinds of charging

14 September 2021

Hardly a day goes by without some announcement relating to electric vehicles (EVs) and cars running on alternatives to fossil fuels. 

To a very large extent this is being driven by…

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Obart helps Arctic re-freeze

Obart helps Arctic re-freeze

13 September 2021

Obart Pumps is providing vital support to a fascinating project that aims to to re-freeze areas of the Arctic. It’s being tried as a way of combating climate change and supporting indige…

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Whole life standards

Whole life standards

10 September 2021

Assessing something’s carbon footprint requires an understanding of its whole life story from cradle to grave. 

This was mentioned in an earlier blog post about Hilti’s…

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Are EVs right for you?

Are EVs right for you?

9 September 2021

Apparently today has been designated World EV Day for raising awareness of electric vehicles.

To mark the occasion Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a Government-backed app…

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Power on wheels

Power on wheels

8 September 2021

If you’re using battery powered equipment at a location without a readily available electricity supply, how do you recharge it? 

ZPN Energy is a Coventry-based manufacturer sp…

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Scope this out

Scope this out

7 September 2021

For most organisations, going green is not yet mandatory. But it is regarded as something they ought to do, just as each individual should examine the ways in which their actions affect the en…

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Hydrogen Vivaro van

Hydrogen Vivaro van

6 September 2021

There's much discussion about the relative merits of battery and hydrogen powered vehicles and whether one format will eclipse the other. However, given the scale of the net zero challenge, we…

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Pramac acquires Off-Grid

Pramac acquires Off-Grid

3 September 2021

Pramac has announced the acquisition of Off Grid Energy through its UK-based subsidiary Pramac Generac UK.

Off Grid Energy, based in Rugby, specialises in battery driven and energy stora…

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“Sustainability means success”

“Sustainability means success”

2 September 2021

Giles Bradford is from the seventh generation of the family that is behind what is now Bradfords Building Supplies, the Yeovil-based builders’ merchant and tool hire company. 

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All-electric Transit van

All-electric Transit van

1 September 2021

One of the highlights at this week’s Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC was the first public UK viewing of Ford’s forthcoming e-Transit, an all-electric variant of this iconic mode…

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