On the 6th of May 2021, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the UN Environment Program released the Global Methane Assessment. This new assessment analyses the benefits and costs of reducing methane emissions and identifies the sectors in which the most progress can be made by 2030.Continue reading
Manufacturers use testing standards to show their products’ quality but test are costly, and as a result manufacturers use some sort of statistical/simulation-based tools to predict the test outcome early. These types of tools are called ‘prognostics’.Continue reading
Media coverage of climate change is ramping-up in the UK ahead of the COP26 conference in November, prompting our government to start announcing targets – in this case a pledge to cut GHG emissions by 78% by 2035 compared with 1990 levels.
Difficult decisions, however, will need to be made but are they sustainable?Continue reading
Testing Barriers Slow Sustainable Electronics Production (Part 3) – Why does EVERY electronic have slow testing?
Every product needs lifetime testing and every unit of every product needs burn-in testing for sustainable electronics and electrical equipment to be placed on the market.Continue reading
Testing Barriers Slow Sustainable Electronics Production (Part 2) – What (specifically) do electronics tests measure?
It’s really hard to test electronics once they’re deployed in the field. For every electronic you want to test, you have to consider all the environmental conditions that could trigger any of the unique failure modes for that electronic.Continue reading
Testing Barriers Slow Sustainable Electronics Production …and they affect EVERY SINGLE device you can imagine.
Electronics have testing issues at every step of their development (from the initial design to maintenance while in use). As a result Incredibly important innovations are being slowed down by testing: solar panels for clean energy, LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, lasers for fibre-optic networks. So, what are ‘electronic tests’ anyways?Continue reading
Is the breakdown of digital divide and poverty reduction a justification for the increasing production and shipment of e-waste to developing countries in spite of the environmental degradation and health implications?Continue reading
It is a sad, but a true fact, that waste is ubiquitous in the environment! So what should we do about it? The message is sound and clear and comes from both inside and outside of the European Union, via the proposed and now widely known “waste hierarchy”Continue reading
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