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UK cities seek green innovation

The UK’s urban areas are thinking smarter about energy than ever before, and there are few better recent examples than plans in the centre of Britain’s second city, Birmingham. A combined heat and power (CHP) system is to be installed in the brand new Birmingham New Street station. A pretty...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 08:45



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Redefining the energy company

Energy companies are becoming harder to define as their portfolios broaden. Ovo Energy aims to speed up this change of profile in the UK; offering a new platform for councils, community groups and housing associations to sell energy to local people. The company has suggested that 500 new energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 21/05/2014 - 08:45



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City halls showing willing on energy issues

For those worried about climate change and/or rising energy costs and living in a city, never fear – your local council are on it. Research by Newcastle University found that a neat 100 per cent of the urban local authorities in the study had plans in place to boost energy efficiency. Things are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 18/09/2013 - 08:45