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The future role of green energy

By 2025, nearly half of all UK infrastructure spending could be on renewable energy, according to new figures from the government’s construction data provider. £81billion in new spending is proposed by then, with all but 17 of the schemes brand new developments. While not all of them will become...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/11/2014 - 08:45



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The human side of green cities

Scandinavia is often the place to look for examples of sustainable infrastructure and making green living work on an individual level. Denmark is dubbing itself the ‘ State of Green’ , and as far as city-wide sustainability efforts go, there are few better examples than Copenhagen, which aims to be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 31/10/2014 - 08:45



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Electrical energy rises on UK roads

Infrastructure is central to growth in any sector, and it’s proving absolutely essential as electric vehicles (EVs) look to gain a foothold on our roads. A rapid charging network is growing in the UK and is likely to have a strong influence due to the fact that electric car sales have topped 10,000...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:45



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New pylon design hits UK shores

Danish design is all set to transform our electricity network, as the first six of the new ‘T-Pylons’ are to be tested on UK soil for the first time. This is something we first talked about three years ago when the National Grid made its call-out for revolutionary new designs , and then narrowed...

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



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Solar Roadway powers the way ahead

Solar innovators are upping the ante – and a fine place to start is the Solar Roadway. The robust hexagonal panels system can be hooked up to homes and businesses via driveways. The concept includes all the practicalities you get from your traditional road: markings will be provided by LEDs, and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 16/06/2014 - 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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Greener transport for London moves closer

Two wheels is always better than four when you’re talking about sustainable transport, but there are still barriers to be overcome for cycling to become the rule rather than the exception – not least in congested cities like London. The dangers posed to cyclists by high volumes of vehicles on roads...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 03/02/2014 - 08:45



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A stiff breeze behind wind power

Wind turbines are very rarely out of the press. In fact, it’s arguable that the technology has become the icon at the centre of the climate change/ energy policy ideological battleground. Lately, subsidy cuts and planning wrangles have provided the negative angles. But out there, big things are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 29/07/2013 - 08:50



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Investment slowly going green

While hopes for tackling bills and emissions at domestic level rest with Green Deal and ECO , those involved in the sustainability sector at large also have at least an eye on the progress of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), set up with the aim of tackling the big, infrastructure stuff. It’s good...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 08/05/2013 - 08:30