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Research ranks renewable performance

In spite of occasionally nervous rhetoric from the green energy industry in the UK, growth in renewables is unquestionably happening at some pace - 34 per cent in the last year, in fact. The study which offers this notable headline stat is by accountants PwC, who rank the UK second in the world...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 24/09/2014 - 08:45

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Renting cold homes: from dissatisfaction to action

Disappointment with the status quo can often instigate action. Our recent research reveals that those who consider themselves to live in mouldy, draughty homes are more likely to take steps to tackle these issues. Similarly, our very latest opinion tracker shows that public support proposed...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/09/2014 - 08:45

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Energy efficiency: A dairy good idea

The UK agriculture industry is working towards a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 11 per cent compared to 2008 levels by 2020 - and dairy farming accounts for around two per cent of total UK emissions. No wonder, considering the Brits’ love of milk products from cups of sweet white...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/09/2014 - 08:45

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Finding middle ground on rural renewables

For rural and nature lobby groups, a desire show support for cleaner energy while preserving the traditional look of the countryside has sometimes been a tricky balance in Britain. The issue has normally come to a head on the issue of onshore wind farms - though perhaps some people just get off on...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 03/09/2014 - 08:45

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Energy efficiency is big business

It’s been a long time since energy efficiency and renewable energy was the domain of ‘deep green’ early adopters, but now, there are signs that serious money is starting to get behind it across the globe. In a piece for Guardian Sustainable Business , Chris Hummel from Schneider Electric cites a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/09/2014 - 08:45

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Constructing a cleaner future

Reducing the impact of climate change is not just about CO 2 - other gases and particulate matter have a telling impact, and positive steps are being made to cut the more damaging substances going into our atmosphere. London is the first city in the world to require construction equipment to hit...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 27/08/2014 - 08:45

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Waste innovation shows the way forward

News that a supermarket outlet has come off the National Grid and is powering itself entirely via anaerobic digestion of its food waste should not come as too much of a surprise - the UN estimates that one third of all food is wasted, and supermarkets are increasingly acknowledging their...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/08/2014 - 08:45

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The race to national carbon neutrality

A handful of countries are striving for the prize of being the first carbon neutral nation on earth. There are a few familiar players among the contenders to go neutral first: notably Sweden and Norway. The Scandinavian nations are often wowing us with exemplar sustainable buildings and ambitious...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 18/08/2014 - 08:45

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Vertical farms could provide green shoots in cities

An energy-generating agricultural skyscraper may seem a little too conceptual for some - but a New York architecture firm thinks it might represent our urban future. The award-winning Urban Skyfarm concept by Aprilli Design Studio plants crop-growing in a vertical trajectory, with eight vertical...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 15/08/2014 - 08:45

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Turbine technologies: Winds of change

From offshore to on your roof, wind power could see some big changes over the coming years. Starting at the larger end of things, a new floating wind turbine could potentially cut costs-per-Megawatt by around half come the 2020s, according to a study commissioned by the Energy Technologies...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/08/2014 - 08:45

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