Latest Intelligence on Sustainability in Europe

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Italy and Spain to see further strong growth in out-of-town retail

Despite the credit crunch, significant opportunities for retail development in the European out-of-town arena remain, with potential for rapid growth in the Mediterranean countries. Going forward, these opportunities will become harder to find. In the south, prime locations get snapped up, while in the north, the focus will be on redeveloping older sites and making existing space work harder.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2008
Expert View
Expert View

Volatility in global commodities markets drives spend in risk management IT

Analysts expect that increased volatility in commodities markets globally will drive spend in risk management IT. However, commodities present their own unique characteristics that must be observed, making it fundamental for IT vendors looking to capitalize on the opportunity to have a full understanding and appreciation of the underlying physical market and of their potential client's business.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Diageo: providing renewable energy for Scottish distillery

In an effort to cut carbon emissions, the alcoholic beverages company Diageo has begun work on a bioenergy plant to supply its Cameronbridge distillery with a source of renewable energy. Previous work through responsible drinking campaigns has already helped Diageo's public image, and it must continue to promote this in order to retain the favor of consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tesco and Comet: plugging the electric fuel gap

Supermarket giant Tesco and UK electricals retailer Comet plan to establish a network of electric car charging points on their London retail sites. Although the current supply of electric vehicles is limited, sector investment and government backing mean that retailers will eventually pose a viable threat to 'big oil' in city locations.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jun 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Adoption of home energy management systems restricted by cost and control issues

While home energy management systems are a useful way of reducing energy use, with benefits for consumers and utilities alike, the adoption of this technology is likely to be hampered by a number of factors including concerns over privacy and a lack of return on investment. As a result, uptake is likely to be optional and driven by sophisticated users and utilities struggling to meet peak demands.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2009
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Expert View

Will utilities receive the support to deliver on Copenhagen commitments to electric vehicles?

The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference will likely see some governments commit to electric vehicle deployment. However, Datamonitor questions whether there will be a similar commitment from governments to work with utilities to provide the necessary infrastructure to support widespread deployment of electric vehicles, as without it there could be a delivery network nightmare.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2009
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HP demonstrates collaboration across multiple business units with new Shell partnership

HP is to work with Shell to develop a wireless sensing system for use on land. Despite coming to the market late and in the face of stiff competition, HP claims its technology will deliver a major competitive advantage to Shell. By bringing several disparate business units together to deliver the product, HP hopes to be able to deflect past criticism of its slow integration of Enterprise Services.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Sustainable transport: despite recent progress, there is still plenty of room for improvement

Despite the success of recent green initiatives in the transport industry, there is still a long way to go to make it truly sustainable. As demand for greener logistics solutions rises, all parties concerned must do their bit to make the industry more environmentally friendly, which presents an opportunity for industry players with green credentials to win over eco-minded customers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Fleet market to drive new car sales in 2010

In 2010, vehicle manufacturers are expected to show renewed interest in the fleet sector, as the demand from private buyers is predicted to decline. With the fleet sector anticipated to be the major growth driver for new car sales, automakers such as Renault, Nissan and Kia have already forged alliances with international lessors to harness this opportunity.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Mar 2010
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Expert View

Logistics firms must find a balance between sustainability and efficiency

Sustainability measures will have a significant impact on shipping and transport companies' services and costs. However, the extent of this impact and the cost implications therein are unknown. Companies must take a more proactive approach in assessing these potential ramifications, as shippers and end consumers alike will ultimately demand this of all transportation providers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2010

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