Emerging Markets Could Become World Leaders In Solar Exports

As demand for renewable energy grows globally, several emerging markets are positioning themselves as leaders in exporting solar power. Most notably, Indonesia appears to be leading the charge. In recent months five giant solar power-export projects have been proposed in the country.

One project, announced in mid-April, saw Singaporean renewable energy provider Quantum Power Asia and Berlin-based Ib Vogt agree to a $5bn deal to export solar power to Singapore.

The proposal involves constructing a 3.5-GW solar park and a 12-GWh battery storage facility across 4000 ha of land on Indonesia’s Riau Islands. The generated power would then be exported to Singapore via an undersea cable.

Another agreement was announced in January, when Masdar, a UAE company focused on renewable energy, signed a memorandum of understanding with Singapore-based Tuas Power, French energy group EDF and state-owned utility Indonesia Power to explore the potential of exporting solar power from Indonesia to … Read more

Government scraps P&O contract over mass sackings

The government has cancelled a contract with P&O Ferries after it sacked nearly 800 staff without notice in March.

The Home Office said a P&O agreement with UK Border Force would come to an end “with immediate effect”.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tweeted: “We’re reforming maritime law to stop firms exploiting legal loopholes and protect workers’ rights”.

The ferry firm replaced its sacked staff with foreign agency workers paid less than the minimum wage.

A Home Office spokesperson said: “In response to P&O Ferries’ unacceptable behaviour, Border Force has terminated its agreement with P&O to provide contingency travel services to juxtaposed ports with immediate effect.”

Juxtaposed ports are UK border controls set up in Calais, Dunkirk and some railway stations in France and Belgium, where goods and passengers are checked ahead of travel.

P&O Ferries’ contract was to transport border staff to northern France if there was a problem at … Read more

Ellen Voie: Giving Voice to Women in the Transportation Sector

Almost every industry has had inspiring stories that brought about a much-needed change. One such uplifting story is of Ellen Voie, who convinced an entire industry to focus its attention on women’s careers.

Ellen started her quest to make the transportation industry a positive place for women. Due to her unmatched efforts, her voice has been heard at a larger scale and led to many changes at a national level in the transportation segment.

Currently, Ellen is the CEO and President of the Women In Trucking Association which was established with the sole purpose of helping women with their transportation careers. As the name of the organization suggests, its main goal is to drive passionate women to build a successful career in the trucking industry. She is continuing to inspire women build their careers in trucking while also helping them do so.

We at Insights Success caught up with … Read more

How to Grow Your Auto Repair Shop in 2022?

Even the thought of starting your automotive repair shop is daunting.

It requires a lot of faith and stepping outside of your comfort zone. But if the idea of running a successful auto repair shop excites you, why wait around? It takes a lot of time and effort, and some risks are involved, but the eventual payout is enormous.

And if you are the owner of an auto repair shop but looking to grow it, even better! Today, we discuss how to grow your auto repair shop. But first, let’s start with the basics and see why setting up your auto repair shop should be on your radar.

The Benefits of Having Your Own Auto Repair Shop

You might want to consider these five compelling reasons to start your automotive repair shop and enter the automotive industry in 2022:

You Follow Your Passion

Maybe you grew up watching Top Gear … Read more