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CCS seeks to capture a place in sustainable Britain

CCS is the only way we can reduce carbon dioxide emissions and keep fossil fuels in the UK’s electricity supply mix.” – Department of Energy & Climate Change Whatever your views on fossil fuels, it’s unlikely we’ll be shaking them in the near future. Energy from coal and gas will remain on the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 20/02/2014 - 08:45

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Energy needs mean it's no time to waste

Waste-to-energy is something of a holy grail. It’s an opportunity, in theory, to hit two sustainability strikes in one go. Naturally, there are various kinds of waste and various kinds of energy. So what does the future hold? Energy and climate change minister, Michael Fallon, said that he expects...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 17/02/2014 - 08:45

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Tackling company e-waste

In this guest blog, Mike Grindy, one of the founders of junk removal company, JunkWize , discusses the mechanics of disposing of company waste. Anyone who has visited the Eden project will have noticed the striking sculpture of a robotic man outside the biomes. What is so interesting about this is...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 13/02/2014 - 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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Corporate carbon cutting seeks renewed energy

A new energy auditing scheme has been launched with the aim of helping businesses reduce their energy costs. A sensible idea, certainly, and one that has the benefit - beyond the top line - of helping the UK along the road to a low-carbon economy. The scheme, run by RBS and Natwest, so alas...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/02/2014 - 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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Getting soot off the black-list

Attempts to reduce human impact on climate are not just about carbon dioxide. There are problems that, unlike CO 2 , you can see. Soot containing black carbon from burning fossil and biofuels is just one of those - experts reckoning it to now be the second-leading cause of global warming; jumping...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 27/01/2014 - 08:45

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The struggle for supremacy in sustainable building

Sustainable building is not just about flats and housing – some of the most striking examples of all can be found among commercial new builds. But what is the most sustainable building of all? Well, it appears it depends who you ask. The Change Initiative (TCI) in Dubai certainly makes a strong...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 23/01/2014 - 08:45

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Why it still pays off for businesses to invest in renewable energy

Guest blog by Frank Hartkopf from Mr Renewables Small and medium sized businesses thinking about investing in renewable energy technology have encountered some uncertainties recently. With the government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme having been capped, is it still financially viable to invest in solar...

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Making hard to treat an easier job

Tackling ‘hard to treat’ homes is a major part of the UK’s more energy efficient future. Solid wall insulation is in turn a major part of this. With and without financial support through the government’s ECO scheme , town halls are increasingly getting involved in insulating solid-walled stock...

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