How AI can help meet global energy demand

Artificial intelligence is set to help manage power generation and is already cutting consumers’ electricity bills

Cleaning up mining for the sake of the planet

Solar power plant supplying power to IAMGOLD’s Essakane gold mine near Dori, Bukina Faso operations

The mining industry is learning to adapt to a carbon-conscious world and play its part in combating global warming

As society changes, so does the grid that powers it

Home energy illustration

Changing power consumption patterns spark a fundamental rethink

Protecting energy networks from cyberattacks

Aeriel view city lights

In an age of digital connectivity, energy networks are increasingly vulnerable to crippling cyberattacks by criminals, rogue hackers or hostile states

Why investing in the right infrastructure technology is crucial for the UK’s future

Prototype pods for the Hyperloop transportation system on display in California last year; the technology hopes to move passengers and freight up to 1,200km per hour, but is still some distance away from commercial development

In an era of rapid technological change, how can investors be sure that new infrastructure developments will remain relevant?

Card payment fees: Brussels ban could put up prices

Future of Payments special report Raconteur

Shoppers love plastic, but paying by card can sometimes cost more, which is why the European Commission is slapping a ban on additional fees

E-tailers must wrap up a better package

Amazon use of packaging

The exponential growth in e-commerce has seen an unsustainable increase in wasteful packaging, posing an immediate problem

Decommissioning the North Sea oil and gas rigs: a great opportunity for the UK?

Redundant oil rigs off the coast of Cromarty Firth, north Scotland

It poses a costly challenge, but decommissioning North Sea oil and gas rigs is also an opportunity for the UK to become a world leader for hire