On October 24th, 2023, a milestone was achieved in the UK’s journey towards EV adoption. Members of Parliament approved new laws that will have a profound impact on EV users and the charging infrastructure in the country. These regulations mandate the public sharing of data on electric vehicle chargepoint availability and charging prices, aiming to make EV charging more transparent, accessible, and user-friendly.
Solar power has long been established as a key component in the transition towards cleaner, cheaper, and more secure energy sources. Recognising this, the UK government has revised its solar targets, aiming to increase solar capacity by nearly fivefold from our current 14GW of generation capacity to 70GW by 2035.
At the end of April, I visited Dublin to present our LOCATE EV and LOCATE Solar services at IMGS GeoIntelligence 2023. Hosted by IMGS, the Hexagon distributors for Ireland, the day was jam packed with the latest technology updates.
Greenland is not traditionally thought of as a wildfire-prone region, however the number and size of fires across the Arctic region is known to be increasing. This includes the widely reported large tundra fires in western Greenland during the summer in 2017 and 2019. These paint the picture of a changing fire regime in a rapidly warming part of the world.