Demand-Side Response: how it can save carbon, save Britain, and save your business money

What is Demand-Side Response? Demand-Side Response, or DSR, is the systematic change in power usage (demand-side) when certain conditions are triggered (response). In essence, when lots of people are using power, and the grid is under strain, certain users turn off their power to keep the electricity grid balanced. For example, when the adverts come…

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White Space and Oak Grove partner for sustainability

White Space Strategy has today announced a new partnership with innovation and sustainability specialists Oak Grove Associates. The partnership will help clients understand and quantify the opportunities (and threats) emerging from the climate crisis. Our work will allow them to develop sustainable propositions that meet their customers’ evolving needs, tapping into new revenue streams. This…

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Unpicking “as-a-Service”

Within our work we’re increasingly encountering ‘as-a-Service’ business models, in which traditional products are being transformed into managed services. A model famously held by Rolls-Royce’s 1962 ‘Power-by-the-Hour’ trademark, in which operators are charged per-flight-hour for engines. More recently, ‘Platform-as-a-Service’ (PaaS) models, which facilitate development and sale of multiple solution offerings on a single platform, are…

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Connected Trucks – are they really connected?

Connected Trucks have been available in Europe for nearly a decade, and it will be accurate to say that they will soon be the majority of vehicles on the road. Despite apparent benefits for operators after their introduction, we believe that the potential of connectivity has not yet been fully realised. Moreover, significant developments are…

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White Space helps DS Smith set its sights on removable plastic

White Space has supported DS Smith, a leading international sustainable packaging company, in releasing new research which finds that 1.5 million tonnes of plastic could be replaced each year from supermarkets across Europe. White Space helped jointly produce the report “Transforming the Supermarket Aisle”. It identifies plastic packaging, such as fresh produce punnets and shrink…

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