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How Plastering Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

There is a certain romance about old houses particularly if you’re really into your history. However draughty chimneys, old single-glazed windows and old boilers can result in your home not being as energy efficient as you’d hope and naturally you’d like to make your home more comfortable without sacrificing...


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LoCITY Champion’s Ban On Diesel Vehicles

LoCITY Champion the City of London Corporation has banned new diesel vehicles from its procurement process. The public authority, one of the leading organisations shaping and implementing LoCITY, will no longer lease or purchase diesel models when replacing vehicles in its 300-strong fleet. Reducing its fleet size and purchasing newer...


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5 Ways to Prolong Your Gas Boiler’s Life

In general, your gas boiler should last for up to 15 years. Since new boiler installation can be very expensive, you want to do everything in your power to prolong the life of the boiler. There are some things that you cannot control, such as the make and model...


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These 5 Features of LED Lights Will Sweep You off Your Feet

LED lights have come a long way since they were first introduced on the market. Today’s products are all you need to safely and efficiently light the rooms in your home. Here are five current or upcoming LED light features that you will love: 1. New technology made it...


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World Elephant Day 12th Aug: Tourist Attractions Inflicting Appalling Cruelty On Indian Elephants

More than half a million people have demanded that TripAdvisor stop profiting from the cruelest wildlife attractions across the globe Introduction The appalling cruelty inflicted on Indian elephants to meet growing demands from the tourism industry for elephant rides and shows has now got the attention of the Indian government...


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Sustainable Office Scheme Gathering Pace At Doncaster Airport As Transport Links Progress

Next to Doncaster Airport, environmentally sustainable ‘workpod’ office units are selling fast at Prospect Property Group’s £10m, 33,400 sq ft Fountain Court scheme. 50 percent of the units are now sold. The British Association of Sport Exercise and Medicine (BASEM), a membership organisation for doctors and healthcare professionals, has...


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Pembrokeshire Coast To Be Cleared Of Litter By World Animal Protection Fund Environmental Divers

World Animal Protection UK, an international animal welfare charity, is funding volunteer environmental divers Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners (N.A.R.C) on the 11th and 12th of August, to rid the Pembrokeshire coast of lost lobster pots, fishing nets and rope. Lost or discarded fishing nets, lines and pots, otherwise known...


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Global Energy Experts Speak At First Thames Valley Chamber International Energy Conference

Various high profile energy sector experts including Energy Forum President and former CEO of Shell Energy Europe, Paul Trimmer, will be sharing the latest innovations, insights and ideas at the inaugural International Energy Conference, hosted by the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group. The aim of the event is to bring together...


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Great-looking home solar can be chosen by installers and customers with confidence

MCS 012 certification is achieved by Sunstation Solarcentury’s building-integrated solar system Sunstation is the first product to certify to the new version of the MCS 012 (Issue 2.1). This version of the MCS requirements is mandatory for all pitched roof solar mounting systems. The MCS 012 requirements ensure that...


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UK lands fifth spot in world energy efficiency rankings

The United Kingdom has moved to fifth place in a 2016 survey of 23 countries’ energy efficiency efforts, rising from its joint sixth spot with Japan in the previous report in 2014. Scoring 65 out of 100 possible points, the UK trailed behind top-scorers Germany (73.5 points), Japan and...


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Tittleshall Village Hall solar panels set to halve energy bill

A new roof mounted solar system, donated by Solarcentury is now powering Tittleshall Village Hall in Norfolk. Breckland Council and the Love Norfolk fund both also donated £2,000 each to the hall, which the Hall Committee, in preparation for the solar system, used to reinforce the hall  roof. The first electricity...


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21st Century Heat For A Historic National Trust Home

An historic mansion containing one of the finest collections of antique miniatures in the world is benefiting  from being heated by the latest in 21st Century green technology. Northumberland-based re:heat has installed two wood pellet fired biomass boilers to supply renewable heat to keep visitors, staff and the valuable collections in...


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East Renfrewshire Are Putting Resource Efficiency At The Top Of The Agenda

The national Resource Efficiency Pledge scheme is growing with East Renfrewshire Council becoming the latest organisation to take part. The Resource Efficiency Pledge is led by Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Zero Waste Scotland, and works with businesses to help them reduce their running costs and carbon emissions. By...


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Sunshine At Schools in Salford With New Energy Scheme

A Partington community centre as well as three schools in Salford and are to be fitted with solar PV panels after a community share offer reached its fundraising target. Primrose Hill Primary in Ordsall, Irlam Primary School and Fiddlers Lane Community Primary School will all be fitted out with solar...


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New Executive Director To Lead Communication & Policy Work For Industry At RenewableUK

Emma Pinchbeck has been appointed by RenewableUK as its new Executive Director, responsible for leading the company’s vital work in policy and communication . She will take up this new post in mid-November. Emma will be joining RenewableUK from WWF-UK where she is Head of Climate Change and Energy. Previously she...