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International energy agendas make progress

India’s booming economic and population growth means smart cities are being seen as the future. The country’s plan to speed up the growth of energy efficient building involves a top-level panel of experts and encouragement for state governments to create new powers to improve the energy performance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 29/09/2014 - 08:45



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Making a place for independent energy

Meeting the energy demands of the future is going to require action on a number of fronts. Between the large energy infrastructure projects that seem forever in the news and the behaviour change that needs to happen behind closed doors, there’s a big role for community energy to play. But there are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 28/10/2013 - 08:45



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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