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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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Has the solar revolution passed London by?

A new report questions why London's solar PV installation levels are falling below other parts of the UK. In the strongly worded report, Jenny Jones, Green Party Member of the London Assembly, says "You have to walk around a lot of London streets to find a solar panel, as only 1 in 260 London...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 20/08/2014 - 08:45

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Building using waste is far from a rubbish idea

A rubbish house in Brighton has been getting a lot of attention recently. Not a really bad one, but one made almost entirely out of waste products. From a waste timber frame to inside-out carpet tiles providing a waterproof outer ‘skin’, the experimental home in the grounds of the University of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 07/08/2014 - 08:45

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A taste of life off-grid

The Green Homes Network enables people in Scotland considering energy upgrades to their home, or taking the plunge with a full-scale ‘eco home’, to connect with those who’ve been there and done it. We talked to Network member Russell Quinlan who, with his wife, has built an off-grid log house in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/07/2014 - 08:45

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Is green crowdfunding child's play?

http://vimeo.com/35873082 Crowdfunding clean energy is very ‘in’ right now – and it’s not a model that seems to be limited in terms of project size. At the large-scale end, Trillion Fund has just launched what it says is the biggest effort to tap public funding for renewable yet: a £5million...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 04/07/2014 - 08:45

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The future of eco-technology: An interview with Damian Tow

Eco Technology Show Director, Damian Tow, reveals his plans for this years show, while emphasising the importance of behaviour change to help adopt new technologies to ensure the success of sustainable options for the future. How will this years Eco Technology show be different? We have a Big...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Mon, 23/06/2014 - 08:45

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More district heating in the pipeline

Concerns over carbon emissions and energy security in Europe has meant district heating schemes are on the verge of a boom. European Commission advisors have been pushing for greater emphasis on the efficiency of heating networks recently, arguing that the emphasis has been, until now, too much on...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 18/06/2014 - 08:45

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Community energy: Financing the future

The Government’s Community Energy Strategy has proved a success in raising the profile of the need for a more localised vision of energy generation. As with any strategy, though, it’s thrown up some questions with less than simple answers. Inevitably, one of the main focuses is how to finance a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 08:45

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Leeds to lead in energy retrofit

The Government recently announced £88million funding to be shared between 24 councils under the Green Deal Communities scheme, which aims to fuel a street-by-street approach to energy efficiency across the country, from Peterborough to Plymouth, London to Leeds. It’s great news for all the local...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 04/06/2014 - 08:45

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Go nuts to go green

The proposed eco city of Gaziantep in Turkey made the news recently – mainly due to ambitious plans to burn pistachio shells for heat. As the country is the world’s biggest producer of the nuts, this is far from an impractical idea. As curious as it sounds, nut shells are just another source of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 23/05/2014 - 08:45

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