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Cornwall's community considerations

Cornwall is one of Britain’s leading counties when it comes to the burgeoning green economy - and recent moves could well help it cement that record. Community ownership of green energy is now prioritised in planning processes, and it’s not just blind encouragement of wind, solar, biomass etc. The...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 23/02/2015 - 15:36

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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

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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

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Green building gets big backing

Some of the biggest names in construction have come out in support of green building, claiming that firm targets to reduce carbon emissions are "far from a burden" to them or the economy at large. In a letter to the Daily Telegraph , signed by representatives of giants such as Balfour Beatty and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/11/2014 - 08:45

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Resource efficiency, shampoo and you

In an age obsessed with economic growth, resource efficiency is set to become an emerging catchphrase of the coming decades. Signs that the ideas behind the concept are already beginning to creep onto our shelves are evident in most supermarkets these days: smaller, more compact packaging, more...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 14/11/2014 - 08:45

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Opportunities for home energy makeover

An ambitious home energy efficiency plan could add nearly £14 billion to UK GDP by 2030, according to a new report from campaign group Energy Bill Revolution. An apt year, considering a deal on EU climate targets up to then has just been agreed. The group says such a GDP boost would mean £3.20 was...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 12/11/2014 - 08:45

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Energy efficiency confidence on the rise

Confidence in the UK’s non-domestic energy efficiency has risen to its highest levels yet, according to a survey from three influential players in the industry. The EEVS Insight, Bloomberg and Green Investment Bank report shows confidence in such areas a policy and industry risk and effectiveness...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 03/11/2014 - 08:45

03/11/2014

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Supporting urban energy in Wales

Community renewable energy can have great social benefits. We are involved with a council-backed project in Swansea which aims to install solar PV on social housing and community buildings in two of the city’s most deprived wards. We have conducted a feasibility study and business plan to establish...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 06/10/2014 - 08:45

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Research ranks renewable performance

In spite of occasionally nervous rhetoric from the green energy industry in the UK, growth in renewables is unquestionably happening at some pace - 34 per cent in the last year, in fact. The study which offers this notable headline stat is by accountants PwC, who rank the UK second in the world...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 24/09/2014 - 08:45

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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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