Harnessing the energy that drives the world
We know from the laws of thermodynamics that energy is never really created nor destroyed. What happens is that new energy sources are discovered, and existing energy is transformed and distributed. This is what powers world economies, businesses, transportation, technology, and the comforts of daily life and work.
As we use more global energy, there are also more concerns about its impact on the environment. The challenge here is to meet the demand by finding new sources that are sustainable and produce minimal waste and pollution, while also tackling major issues like global warming. Achieving these ambitious goals requires huge investment – which is why the sector is aiming for greater international collaboration and consolidation between technology know-how, production infrastructures, and distribution methods.
Working towards sustainable global success
Energy producers have to consider political, technical, economic, and financial challenges.
Competing through innovation: this means developing new technologies that create improved options for supplying, storing, transporting, and saving energy. However, another major priority is responding to consumers’ environmental concerns by investing in clean, safe, and more reliable energy technologies at affordable prices. And this is more than ever essential today because caring for the environment is vital to a company’s image. All this involves high outlay, and efficient processes to control costs are necessary at all levels.
Meeting industry standards and regulations: these are increasing and becoming more complex. The aim is cleaner and more efficient energy production and utilisation. The Kyoto Protocol and the European Union Emission Trading System (EU ETS) aim to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while other Directives control labelling of consumer goods, cross-national platforms, renewable energy initiatives, and more.
All of these goals are linked by the need to achieve global competitiveness through efficient, innovative processes. Communications with staff, customers, partners, suppliers, scientists, researchers, and authorities from a variety of cultures, on a global scale, are imperative in this drive. And this is achieved using streamlined multilingual content management and translation processes.
Overcoming obstacles to accessing renewable energies: this involves a wide variety of activities to address the relevant issues. Solar energy, wind power, and biofuels are unevenly distributed, for instance. Making inroads in this respect requires carrying out cross-border research, establishing diplomatic relations with local governments and institutions, and negotiating at all levels. Major investment is also necessary to develop new problem-solving technologies for storing and transporting energy. This also applies for plant construction and performance optimisation, installation of heavy machinery, and ensuring accessibility for the workforce. That is the reason why many companies choose to work with turnkey contracting strategies, as it lowers costs and streamlines production processes.
Accelerating innovation cycles is a must in this industry with its important environmental and energy efficiency goals. To fulfil its promise, the industry requires new technologies and processes – and these must also be patented. Funding R&D in a new industry is complicated, despite increased support from governments and demand from consumers who have come to expect clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy.
Actively shaping the sector’s future, through involvement in initiatives and compliance with increasing industry regulation is necessary. These programs include:
- The European Technology Platform for Wind Energy
- The European Biofuels Technology Platform
- The EU Directive on Renewable Energies
- The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Communicating effectively with global collaborators means exchanging information with companies, scientists, engineers, and others, in various languages. This has to happen for production facilities abroad to operate effectively. Accurate translation of the information and content required is a vital part of renewable energy companies’ global activities. We can adapt and develop whatever content you have at present, whether by translation, video dubbing, subtitling, or interpreting. CPSL offers a complete global solution.
CPSL: a dynamic partner
Throughout fifty years in the translation business, we have tailored our language services to our global clients’ changing needs. CPSL is as renewable as the energy you create. We provide you with accurate and excellent services.
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