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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...


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Putting Residents At The Heart Of Community Heating Schemes

A free guide on designing and implementing heat networks based on resident needs has been published by  Switch2 Energy, a community heating specialist. The Joined Up Thinking Guide to Community Heating advises developers and landlords on the steps they must take to place customers at the centre of their...


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You May Not Realize but These Items are Taking Up Unnecessary Space in Your Home

Does the idea of de-cluttering your home make you shudder? If it does, then it’s a good sign you have more than what you need in your house. You might not realise it, but there are plenty of items taking up unnecessary space in your home. OLD COMPUTER EQUIPMENT...


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Response To CMAs Final Report

Following the release of the CMAs final report this morning, money.co.uk responds Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief of money.co.uk comments; “It’s been a long time coming but while the CMA’s action plan is a step in the right direction I simply don’t feel they’ve done enough to unlock the iron cuffs that...


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ETW Energietechnik Develops New Gas Blending Technology For CHPs

Innovative solution said to improve the feasibility of land-fill gas and other CHPs ETW Energietechnik GmbH developed a new equipment that blends two gas streams of different qualities to fuel CHPs. This equipment precisely blends the two gases to a homogeneous fuel mixture and is indicated for landfills that struggle...


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Millions of FSC-certified Products To Be used In Rio At The 2016 Olympics and Paralympics

A guide to where you’ll find responsibly-sourced FSC forest products at the Rio Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games Attending Rio 2016 this summer? If so, you’ll almost certainly come into contact with more than one FSC-certified product and, by extension, will be supporting the growth of responsible forestry worldwide....


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‘Back To School’ Fruit Appeal Launched By Food Charity

In preparation for the start of the school term in September, national food redistribution charity, FareShare is campaigning for an increase in fresh fruit suppliers to provide surplus produce to the charity, to aid hundreds of breakfast clubs in giving children a healthy start to their day. Research shows that children who eat a...


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A Green Home Owner In Ayshire Is Inviting Neighbours To Look Through The Keyhole

Residents of Ayrshire are having the chance to look through the keyhole at one of the most inspirational green homes in Scotland next weekend (Saturday 13 August) when Beith homeowners, Sandy and Ann Dickson, open their doors to the public. The open day is part of a series of ‘Green...


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The Eccentric Habits Of Britain Revealed

Recycling, using aeroplanes less and becoming a vegetarian can reduce our environmental impact. However, a new survey has indicated there is a stranger side of going green. Making wildflower seed bombs, ditching lawnmowers for Poldark-style scythes and eating less baked beans to limit personal emissions are all changes Brits are making...


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20 LGBT People In Rio De Janeiro Set Up Businesses To Get Out Of Poverty

An an international level, Brazil projects an image of openness and tolerance, where expressions of sexuality during Carnival are encouraged. Yet when it comes to gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex people’s daily lives, Brazil can be one of the world’s deadliest places. According to Grupo Gay da Bahia,...


DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 28JAN11 - David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, speaks during the 'Special Address' at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 28, 2011.

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Lords Legacy: Cameron’s Appointments Generates £13m Bill For Taxpayers

The 189 appointments to the House of Lords, as chosen by David Cameron, have already cost the taxpayer more than £13m since he became Prime Minister – before the 16 new appointments have even claimed expenses. According to new research by the Electoral Reform Society, the total cost of...


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Healthy forests make healthy people – Rio 2016

To compete in the 2016 Olympic Games, good nutrition is a crucial part of training, as any of the 10,000 plus athletes who have descended on Rio this summer will tell you. Maintaining a healthy balanced diet is critical to delivering peak athletic performance, along with practice, discipline and...


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Veris Wealth Partners Announces Climate Solutions White Paper

Veris Wealth Partners, one of the nation’s leading independent wealth adviser for sustainable and impact investors, today announced the availability of a new white paper, Investing In Climate Solutions: Creating Sustainable Economies. The 14-page analysis focuses on initiatives such as renewable energy, green buildings, smart cities, carbon pricing, and...