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SMART CONTRACTS: THE SMART OF THE DEAL

Smart contracts have the potential to deliver greater transparency to the client-supplier relationship as well as dispute-free automation of payment for services, writes Nicholas Newman. While still in its nascency, particularly in facilities management, blockchain technology  and smart contracts hint at a future in which transactions surrounding daily maintenance and […]

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DEMAND SIDE PROFIT

Cutting energy bills is an incentive for any business, but generating revenue from surplus power is even better. Nicholas Newman explores the intricacies of demand-side response. Almost a fifth of UK businesses spend more than £250,000 a year on energy, according to the Daily Telegraph and YouGov business energy survey […]

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BATTERIES POSSIBLY INCLUDED

Energy efficiencies and lower bills have encouraged many businesses to embrace reforms, but the potential to earn revenues and guarantee secure supplies has prompted a small but growing band to install turbines and solar panels to generate electricity. Examples include Caerphilly Oakdale Business Park, which generates 11 gigawatt hours (GWh) […]

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