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The UK Can Champion European Re-Industrialisation

Ocean Energy Europe said today that the United Kingdom can champion European re-industrialisation and world-leading innovation by supporting the creation of a new tidal lagoon industry. Immediate support for early projects will bring forward large, low-cost projects which will significantly benefit the UK and its European supply chain.  The...


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Wind Turbine Towers Set to Reach Mega Heights with New Techniques

Wind turbine towers are set to reach heights of up to 170m with new construction techniques and materials, according to wind power engineering specialists K2 Management. Tower heights have grown steadily over the last decade as operators seek stronger wind speeds higher up in the atmosphere – See infographic....


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Engingeering Projects of the Future Unveiled Today

A shortlist of low carbon, future-proof engineering projects fit for the 21st Century and beyond have been revealed today by Scotland’s Climate Change Minister at the Edinburgh based Green Investment Bank. Climate Change Minister Dr Aileen McLeod announced the three shortlisted projects which were selected after a rigorous process...


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Ecotricity Cuts Gas Bills by 7%

Ecotricity, Britain’s greenest energy company, is cutting its customers’ gas bills by 7% on April 1 – the biggest reduction in the energy industry so far. Ecotricity has one gas tariff – called Green Gas – for all new and existing customers, so the price cut will benefit everyone, saving...


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Franciscans Disappointed in Supreme Court Temporary Stay on EPA Coal Regulations

The Franciscan Action Network was dismayed by this week’s Supreme Court ruling that temporarily halts the proposed regulations on coal power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan, put forth by the Obama administration. The science on climate change has been decided, and the most vulnerable around the world...


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Groundbreaking Technology Enables 100% Clean Electricity from Geothermal Heat in the Netherlands

Swedish Climeon and Dutch IF Technology are set out to change the way we produce electricity, literally from the ground up. Climeon’s game changing technology uses hot water from the ground to produce a constant flow of 100% clean electricity without the need for fuel or specific weather conditions....


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Climate Smart Chocolate

With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, chocolate is one of the top three symbols of the most romantic day of the year. But, does that chocolate come at a price to cocoa growers and the environment? The world’s chocolate and cocoa supply originates from roughly three million cocoa...


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Whole Foods First To Sell MSC Certified Oysters: Romantic, Sophisticated… And Sustainable

For the first time, seafood lovers hoping to impress their Valentine can show that they care about the future of the oceans, as well as the future of their romance, by serving up fresh, native European oysters that have been Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified as sustainable. The sustainable...


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Most popular on Blue Green 05 Feb – 12 Feb 2016

Here’s the articles that were read by most people in the last week. | join our growing community: sign-up to our newsletter and connect on twitter, facebook or linkedin | Video Release: BAFTA nominated Mark Ruffalo’s passionate plea to British PM – Don’t frack UK The Guide to Sustainable Banking 2016 Leading Figures from Major Parties Unite to...


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A Revolution in the Introduction of Greener, Cleaner Buses in the UK is Helping Deliver on Both Climate and Air Quality Objectives

Greener, cleaner buses have arrived in large numbers in the UK. They are playing an increasingly important part in cutting carbon emissions from road transport sector and, in particular, reducing pollution in cities around the UK. A new report by the LowCVP for Greener Journeys describes The Journey of the...


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Skytron Energy Chosen for 86.2 MWp PV Plant in South Africa

Skytron® energy has been selected to fit out one of the largest solar power plants on the African continent with its monitoring, control and supervision technology. The Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska Photovoltaic (PV) plant will be completed in July 2016, with a capacity of 86.2 megawatts (MWp). The plant is...


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Nine New Graduate Trainees to Start Work at Leading UK Ecology Consultancy

Nine new graduates will join leading ecology consultancy Thomson Ecology as part of the company’s annual graduate trainee programme which is now in its ninth year. The scheme, which is always heavily over-subscribed, has so far created employment for more than 70 trainees within the company since it began...


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BP Energy Outlook – Carbon Tracker Response

In response to BP’s Energy Outlook published on Wednesday Luke Sussams, senior analyst at the Carbon Tracker Initiative said “BP’s energy outlook to 2035 has changed little over the last year. It appears to state the COP21 international climate change agreement will make little impact in suppressing future fossil fuel...


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Network Rail Makes Plea to Oxfordshire Residents not to Dump Rubbish on the Railway

Network Rail has had to spend £250,000 to remove 200 lorry loads of fly-tipped rubbish from the railway in Oxford. In the St Peters Road area, between Oxford Parkway and Oxford station, 4,000 tonnes of waste were removed as work continues to link the two stations as part of the...


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Your Guide To Investing In Sustainable Property

The property market is changing. It’s not just a matter of rising prices or pressure on supply at the lower end of the market – people are looking for something different. Though some would say that it has taken its time, increasing public eagerness to support environmental measures has...