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Scotland: The land of the EV?

• £7.8million to Scotland's Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund • Swapping petrol cars to electric will impact Scotland's air quality • Online portal designed to help eradicate 'range anxiety' With a million electric vehicles (EVs) on global roads and approaching price parity with fossil fuelled...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 05/07/2016 - 15:14

05/07/2016

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Green strategy and politics fifth carbon budget Committee on Climate Change

What is the fifth carbon budget and what are the UK's next steps?

Guest blog by Alex White, Policy Officer at the Aldersgate Group Amid the ongoing political turmoil following the Brexit vote the government accepted the UK’s fifth carbon budget yesterday. Following the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations, this set a target for the UK’s emissions between...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Fri, 01/07/2016 - 16:12

01/07/2016

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Products and technology drones green products

How 'green' is your drone?

• Battery-powered drones offer air-pollution free alternative to vehicles • Commercial delivery drones likely to aid rise in consumerism • Conservationists using drones to monitor eco-systems Love them or loathe them, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs, or more commonly, drones look like they're here...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/06/2016 - 15:59

29/06/2016

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Transport electric vehicles rural areas Scotland

North Coast 500 EV Tour: Spreading the word about electric vehicles

Photo credit: John Clark BMW • Electric vehicle experts take on Scotland's answer to Route 66 • Highland trip showcases EVs - and impressive charging network • Though near oil sources, drivers face high prices at pumps Home Energy Scotland's electric vehicle specialists recently headed off on the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 23/06/2016 - 16:00

23/06/2016

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Products and technology solar power future energy

Mapping a solar-powered planet: how many panels would power Earth?

• Solar panel data visualises what little space is needed • Projected consumption, production and efficiency considered • Energy storage likely needed when generation is low When predictions are made about the global potential for solar to provide a significant part of our power supply, it could be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 22/06/2016 - 13:49

22/06/2016

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Local and community energy local energy Scotland

Scotland aims to lead the way on local green energy innovation

• Local renewable energy sources the aim of ambitious funding scheme • Tailored projects tackle local issues • Fuel poverty and hydrogen innovations catch the eye It's a challenging time for UK energy – and Scotland has its own unique set of circumstances to tackle. The country's Local Energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 21/06/2016 - 15:55

21/06/2016

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Green strategy and politics Environmental literature review

Book review: What's Really Happening to our Planet? - Tony Juniper

The new book from Tony Juniper , former Executive Director of Friends of the Earth , is all about taking the big questions and vast amounts of data about sustainability, and making it accessible in the form of engaging infographics and facts. Juniper suggests that it's a text for those aged '12 to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:02

16/06/2016

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Products and technology eco home architecture

Sustainable self-build homes - a likely future for Welsh developments?

One Planet Caravan - Courtesy of Mark Waghorn Architects Ltd • Policy points to low-impact future • Home and caravan designed to tread light on the land • We need to stop being 'passive consumers' - architect The Welsh Government's One Planet Development policy is a forward-thinking approach to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/06/2016 - 14:53

15/06/2016

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International fossil fuels Government

Progression towards a fossil-free UK?

• Government hopes to cut out coal entirely by 2025 • UK lagging behind Sweden, Norway and Iceland • Improvement to incentives would help momentum Good news: the UK has kicked coal. It may not be for good – but it's a start. There have been several recent drops to using zero coal to generate...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 03/06/2016 - 15:12

03/06/2016

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Transport Eco Driving electric vehicles

Can Energy Independent Vehicles be cut loose from the grid?

• Tesla success not the 'end game' - industry expert • Self-powered planes, boats and automobiles in the spotlight • Charge points remain vital to growth in electric vehicle use With the launch of the Tesla Model 3 touted as the most successful in history, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 02/06/2016 - 16:23

02/06/2016

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