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Advice for Businesses on Energy Assessments under the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

• Haulage firms can go green and stay competitive • Lack of understanding hampers efforts • Data and technology have roles to play The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) requires larger companies to carry out energy assessments every four years, which are used to identify cost-effective...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/03/2016 - 12:01



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The rise in building energy efficiency

A new £50million pot , co-funded by the Green Investment Bank, will see packages of energy efficiency measures installed in hospitals across the UK, with one of the first recipients Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. It’s hoped that changes by the hospitals involved will cut bills by 20 per cent...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 13/10/2014 - 08:45



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Awards for heroic green feats in fleets

For those involved in sustainable fleet management, there can be no higher accolade then being named a Fleet Hero. Of course we would say that – the Fleet Hero Awards is our event, and it’s open for entries now. The awards ceremony marks the increasing need for heroes in businesses and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 09/07/2014 - 08:45



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Personalising energy and climate change

The new IPCC report has, for the first time, unequivocally linked climate change with food shortages and human conflict. Add tensions in Eastern Europe to the mix, energy and its consumption is dominating the headlines and has become the stuff of nightmares on a daunting scale. Political leaders...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 02/04/2014 - 08:45



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Sustainable toys – brick by brick

It may be remiss to suggest that Santa’s elfin helpers wear green to signify their important role in reducing the carbon footprint of the toy industry – but a company whose origins lie in the same part of the world as Lapland is taking action. LEGO seems to be having something of a renaissance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/12/2013 - 08:45



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Is data making crater in mobile carbon targets?

A potential problem with carbon reduction targets in technology companies is that as their products are developed and become more advanced, sometimes that can mean a greater strain on energy resources. Take mobile networks for example. From the earliest incarnations, to 3G and now 4G, data storage...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 20/09/2013 - 08:45



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Getting plugged in to EV progress

With our free Plugged-in Fleets Initiative still open for applications, it really does appear to be an apt time to get electric vehicles into fleets. For starters, the Government has pledged an extra £500million to continue to support the growing market for ULEVs, building on current progress in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 11/09/2013 - 08:45



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Food v fuel: farms may be key to our sustainable future

When you think of sustainability, the green economy or similar concepts, the mental image is probably going to be something along the lines of a renewable energy installer or an electric car zipping down a road. But hitting carbon reduction targets may fall to a significant extent into the hands of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 02/09/2013 - 08:45



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Retro is very now

There is not one single catch-all solution to tackling the energy efficiency of our housing stock. This won’t come as any surprise to people that follow developments in the area – its complicated business alright. Green Deal and ECO are just two, albeit major, parts of the battle. There’s much to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/03/2013 - 08:30