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New capacity fuels biomass debate

Bio energy’s contribution to the UK energy mix is on the rise - seven per cent of electricity generation in the second quarter of 2014, marking nearly nine per cent increase on the year before. Given that the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) is suggesting that biomass could...

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

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Rich pickings in renewable energy

Sometimes the easiest way to see which ideas are making a big breakthrough globally is to simply follow the money - and there have been some significant examples of late that show green energy is no longer at the fringes of global discourse. Firstly, the World Bank’s renewable energy support has...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/10/2014 - 08:45

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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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Hard work behind hydrogen hopes

Hydrogen is expected to be a competitive fuel on our roads beyond 2020 - but the serious business of making one of the fuels of the future being the best it can be is well in motion. One of the major barriers preventing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles reaching the mass-market is cost - and a major part...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/09/2014 - 08:45

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Research ranks renewable performance

In spite of occasionally nervous rhetoric from the green energy industry in the UK, growth in renewables is unquestionably happening at some pace - 34 per cent in the last year, in fact. The study which offers this notable headline stat is by accountants PwC, who rank the UK second in the world...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 24/09/2014 - 08:45

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Renting cold homes: from dissatisfaction to action

Disappointment with the status quo can often instigate action. Our recent research reveals that those who consider themselves to live in mouldy, draughty homes are more likely to take steps to tackle these issues. Similarly, our very latest opinion tracker shows that public support proposed...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/09/2014 - 08:45

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Energy efficiency: A dairy good idea

The UK agriculture industry is working towards a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 11 per cent compared to 2008 levels by 2020 - and dairy farming accounts for around two per cent of total UK emissions. No wonder, considering the Brits’ love of milk products from cups of sweet white...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/09/2014 - 08:45

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Finding middle ground on rural renewables

For rural and nature lobby groups, a desire show support for cleaner energy while preserving the traditional look of the countryside has sometimes been a tricky balance in Britain. The issue has normally come to a head on the issue of onshore wind farms - though perhaps some people just get off on...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 03/09/2014 - 08:45

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Energy efficiency is big business

It’s been a long time since energy efficiency and renewable energy was the domain of ‘deep green’ early adopters, but now, there are signs that serious money is starting to get behind it across the globe. In a piece for Guardian Sustainable Business , Chris Hummel from Schneider Electric cites a...

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Constructing a cleaner future

Reducing the impact of climate change is not just about CO 2 - other gases and particulate matter have a telling impact, and positive steps are being made to cut the more damaging substances going into our atmosphere. London is the first city in the world to require construction equipment to hit...

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

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