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Solar powering ahead

The year’s longest days saw new highs for solar power in the UK – with solar PV providing nearly 8 per cent of UK electricity needs over the solstice weekend. Things were even better in Germany, with over half of energy coming from solar. It’s well accepted that PV has got more than a foothold in...

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Top tech versus top tips in the home

The collision of smarter homes and smarter phones is bound to throw up some interesting developments. One that has piqued wide interest is the launch of a new thermostat which its makers claim learns your heating behaviours with the potential to cut nearly a third from your heating bill. It is...

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Future city living in the spotlight

Cash from fossil fuels, conversely, is once again proving a driver for ambitious green projects in the Middle East. A new residential city housing 160,000 in Dubai promises to be totally self-sufficient in energy, transport and resources – something its wealthy backers claim is a world first. It’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 17/03/2014 - 08:45

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New funding for green innovators

It’s hard to make a breakthrough in any field – it requires good ideas, good execution, and finance. Of those elements, a limited amount of working capital can be the most likely to frustrate ambitions. This is no different in the field of green technology. With this in mind, here’s a nudge in the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 12/02/2014 - 08:45

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2014: An important year for energy saving

David Hall is Executive Director of social enterprise, Behaviour Change . In this blog he outlines three key reasons why this year is likely to be significant for energy saving. After Labour’s price freeze plan took the party conference season by storm, energy issues were rarely out of the...

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Celebrities for green transformation

Lots of celebrities claim ‘green credentials’ – but it seems like a few are going beyond lip-service in a bid for tangible change. Take Black Eyed Peas founder Will.i.am – who is the current director of innovation at Intel as well as maintaining a pop career. He’s on a mission to turn marketing...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 10/01/2014 - 08:45

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Eco-opportunity knocks in China

With China’s huge population, massive economic growth and burgeoning infrastructure, there’s no doubt that the Asian powerhouse poses a stern test for global sustainability. But it also offers big opportunities, according to WWF-UK’s green game-changers report . In China, electric vehicle...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 08/01/2014 - 08:45

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NYC goes LED

New York, New York may well be wonderful, but it’s also set to become a more energy efficiency place too, after the city’s officials announced plans to replace all of its quarter of a million street lights with LEDs. The potential cost and carbon savings are being widely recognised by governments...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 13/11/2013 - 08:45

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Building the future of energy efficiency

Building regulations are a big part of ensuring the homes and buildings of the future are both lower carbon and lower in terms of running costs - and newer, tougher standards are coming in the spring of 2014. The measures require a six per cent cut in domestic buildings, and nine per cent for non...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 04/09/2013 - 08:45

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Is the cloud friendly and green, or a pollutant smog?

Cloud computing is proclaimed as the new green technology - and its uptake has been huge. Specialists in cost saving and environmental management systems who offer ISO 14001 training investigate whether cloud computing is really green at all. Guest blogger Ruth Barton investigates. Advances in...

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