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To a warmer New Year

The links between cold homes and health problems have been recognised for a long time. Increasingly, we’re starting to see the official processes put in place to enable health workers to refer elderly and vulnerable patients to help with boilers, insulation and energy bills – giving them a warmer,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 06/01/2015 - 09:00

06/01/2015

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Green strategy and politics

Could 2015 mark a turning point in climate change mitigation?

The year 2015 may be one future generations look back on as either a turning point, or a year when we continue on down the road of irreversible and disastrous climate change. The UN Climate Change conference which will take place in November and December this year is seen by many as our last chance...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Mon, 05/01/2015 - 15:13

05/01/2015

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The best of 2014

A look at our most popular blogs this year reveals that our readers are seeking solutions to chilly rented homes. Meanwhile. a piece on Scottish renewable policy from 2011 also saw a renaissance in the year of the independence referendum. Here’s our top ten run-blogs published this year: 10. More...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:00

22/12/2014

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International inspiration for energy reform

Political tensions can push energy innovators from future-gazing to dealing with present problems. This is certainly proving true in Ukraine, where a group of tech wizards are trying to build a more collaborative and renewable-based energy system in the face of border troubles with Russia and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/12/2014 - 11:24

19/12/2014

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2014: A green policy round-up

2014 may be remembered as the year when international debate on climate targets gave way to what looks like broad agreement . Certainly in Europe, more common ground has been found than ever. The green year in England has not been so turbulent by the standards of the sector, but it has still much...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:20

17/12/2014

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Heat is on over technology targets

The WWF has called on the UK Government to put its weight behind green heating. In the Warm homes, not warm words report, the campaign group has put forward a case for the Committee on Climate Change’s ambitious low carbon heating recommendations to be viewed as a realistic proposition. It calls...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/12/2014 - 09:20

15/12/2014

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Solar v food: the debate goes on

Government ministers have been asserting their aim to turn solar investment away from the ground and towards roofs - accompanied by some criticism of solar farms . Whether these developments are a ‘blot on the landscape’ is more down to personal opinion than anything else, but concerns about land...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 08:45

12/12/2014

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Wave of support boosts climate talks

The latest round of UN climate talks have been under way in Peru for more than a week now - and it’s undeniable that there’s a greater mood of optimism about forging a strong, binding agreement in place next year in Paris. Perhaps it’s got something to do with the kind of high-level backing action...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/12/2014 - 08:45

10/12/2014

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Autumn statement 2014: quiet on the green front

Described by some as the Coalition’s “last big economic event” before the 2015 election, what turned out to be the major talking point on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement from an energy and climate change perspective was just how little there was to talk about. This was typified by sustainable...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Mon, 08/12/2014 - 09:00

08/12/2014

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Bridging the green innovation gap

Enabling the use of new technologies in everyday life can be a laborious process - so much so that the gap between research and the marketplace has been dubbed the ‘valley of death’. But new Government funding aims to change all that. Through Innovate UK, £50 million has been announced to bridge...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 05/12/2014 - 08:45

05/12/2014

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