The world is facing some serious economic and environmental challenges that will impact us all. Building a cleaner, greener economy will be essential for our future… and to do this will require a whole host of measures including reductions in energy intensity, improving energy efficiencies, switching to cleaner greener fuels and securing more sustainable energy supplies, to name but a few. This presentation looks at the measures now being taken to build the UK’s low carbon economy, what’s required, and how the UK is leading the world in this important area.
The following presentation takes a look at a renewable energy for business case study involving a UK chemical company based in Newport, South Wales. It looks at how they became more energy efficient, generating their own energy and even exporting electricity back to the grid.
The following video asks the question what is antibiotic resistance? Dr Chris van Tulleken, an infectious diseases doctor looks at the growth in antibiotic resistance, its consequences for the human race and simple steps we can all take to become antibiotic guardians.
The following presentation takes a look how the UK is becoming a leading low carbon economy, generating renewable energy with the application of emerging technologies to create the UK’s clean energy of the future. Developing world-class technologies including solar power, biofuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and on and off shore wind energy the UK is leading the world in this important area of renewable energy generation.
An investigation by the UK’s Health Protection Agency following the deaths of three people from Legionnaires’ disease in Staffordshire discovered it was caused by a poorly maintained hot tub used for display purposes at a local DIY store. The water used in the hot tub had become contaminated with Legionella bacteria which can cause the potentially fatal condition, Legionnaires’ disease.
The following video answers the question… what is fracking? It looks at sources of energy in the UK including shale gas and oil, the location of deposits, and the hydraulic fracturing and extraction process, otherwise known as fracking.
The following video presentation deals with Pseudomonas aeruginosa water testing and sampling methods in hospitals, health and social care environments, with particular emphasis on augmented care units. It includes commentary from two leading experts in this area, Peter Hoffman – Consultant Clinical Scientist – Public Health England and Jimmy Walker – Water System Microbiology Expert – Public Health England.
Antibiotics have been one of the major breakthroughs in modern medicine. We have Sir Alexander Fleming to thank for discovering them in the first place. However we could be on the verge of saying goodbye to them for good as antimicrobial resistance increases.
It is easy to underestimate the power antibiotics have to get rid of infections of all kinds.