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Scotland cracks on in tackling home energy

Over 58,000 homes in Scotland upgraded their boiler or got insulated under the ECO scheme last year – a higher rate per 1,000 homes than England. While this will no doubt cheer green Scottish nationalists, a caveat is that ECO got a little help from the Scottish Government’s own fuel poverty...

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

08/05/2014

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Green innovations go head to head

It’s been a while since we had a round-up of the more offbeat energy ideas looking to make a breakthrough into mainstream consciousness. In the past we have had solar trees and kinetic energy-harnessing footballs and dance floors, so with that kind of creativity as a precedent, the stakes are high...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 08:45

01/11/2013

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Tidal power: current affairs

A recent Oxford University study has taken a look at the potential of part of Scotland’s tidal power infrastructure , the Pentland Firth. The newspapers’ angle was that Scotland can ‘wave goodbye’ to energy export hopes, on the basis that projections of 1.9GW from the Firth are more likely to be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 05/08/2013 - 08:45

05/08/2013

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