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Energy could be catalyst for renewed neighbourhoods

A recent poll suggests we’re all into renewable energy . The study by the universities of Cardiff and Nottingham suggests that 85 per cent of Brits support solar energy, while three quarters back wind. But supporting the idea of these technologies in the abstract is all well and good; what about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 08:40

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Sustainable cities: setting an example

Just over a month ago, Bristol was named European Green Capital for 2015, beating Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana. Some might say this is a culmination of work in a city that has always been seen as forward-looking in terms of the environmental agenda; the key hub in a part of the UK that’s trying...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 24/07/2013 - 08:51

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LA to Leeds: sun shining on green investment

It's not often when Los Angeles and Leeds get uttered in the same sentence - but in the field of using innovative finance to roll out solar PV, it's definitely relevant. LA's plan is pretty simple: their Department for Water and Power is going to pay residents for electricity they generate in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/07/2013 - 08:40

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Reasons to be cheerful? Sustainable energy and the UK

The respected Committee on Climate Change suggests that Britain may struggle to meet its climate targets in the 2020s. Looked at another way, though, it also says we will likely make the carbon reduction goal for 2017 – it’s rather that the committee feels a ‘policy gap’ might cause the ball that’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/07/2013 - 08:40

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Who’s ruling at sustainable schooling?

League tables are the backdrop to much in education these days: stiff exam results targets, teacher pressures, central government policies. Now, to the collective sigh of relief of lecturers everywhere, a higher education league table has been produced which is less about them, more about the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/06/2013 - 08:45

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Communities are doing it for themselves

The trend for communities backing green ideas with their own cash is starting to get some mainstream attention – which is great news in terms of publicising what is a great model for those communities with the will to move towards greater energy self-sufficiency, but who may not have quite grasped...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/06/2013 - 08:45

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Water works in Wales

It’s always great to hear of regional projects we’re involved in making good progress. That much is certainly true of Ynni’r Fro , a Welsh Government scheme we administer that gives financial support and advice to social enterprises involved in kick-starting community energy. One part of that...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 05/06/2013 - 08:55

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Analyse this: housing data hits the cloud

The data we’ve amassed over the years from a myriad of sources is generally seen as a means to an end: to help individuals, communities, utilities and local authorities make the right decisions where they are, in terms of carbon and cost-effectiveness. So it was quite unusual to see it as an end in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/05/2013 - 09:00

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Social mobility for energy efficiency

We know from experience that social landlords across the UK are doing their bit to get involved in making strides towards more comfortable, cheaper to run and lower-carbon homes for their residents. Obviously it has to be right for the people living in the homes that work needs doing on, and as...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/05/2013 - 08:30

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Creating a good energy market for all

Juliet Davenport is the CEO of a founder of Good Energy . In this guest blog she talks about the importance of engaging people in renewable technologies and the opportunities available to home owners. It’s always been our belief that when you understand where your energy comes from, you value it...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Fri, 03/05/2013 - 14:29

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