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Off the Grid Gig Unites Africa Energy Forum Delegates

The African Energy Forum had an exciting start with a gig to celebrate the launch of the Off the Grid Club, a new programme created to encourage investment in Africa’s power and industrial sectors. The Off the Grid Club has been created by EnergyNet – the pioneering energy-focused organiser...


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Study Of CO2 Flow Via North Sea Geology Will Develop Tools For Storage Sites

Scientists at the University of Strathclyde have secured funding for a four-year project which will enable them to study the ability of complex rock strata below the North Sea which will securely trap carbon dioxide emissions (CO2). Their findings will help to provide the tools for selecting the most suitable CO2 storage...


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New Online Qualification In Energy Management Offered By Energy Institute

The Energy Institute (EI), the chartered professional membership body for the global energy sector, is beginning to offer a new online qualification. The Level 2: Energy Management Professional will give students the opportunity to complete 15 modules on numerous energy management topics. This will enable them to gain a better...


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Business Overheads Tackled by New Monster Campaign

The Scottish Government’s Resource Efficient Scotland programme (part of Zero Waste Scotland) has today launched a new campaign to support organisations in beating the “monsters” that are reducing their profit margins. Monsters such as left-on lights and dripping pipes lead to wasted resources and lost profits, but can be easily...


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Register for the Webinar! Unconventional Risks: The Growing Uncertainty of Oil Investments

As our energy markets transition towards a low carbon, green economy, what does this mean for the future of fossil fuels? How will multinationals like BP, Shell, Chevron and ConocoPhillips be impacted? Register for a webinar on 13th July 2016. Are there similarities between changing oil market fundamentals and those...


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Lower Your Bills by Tackling Business Energy Wastage

A new e-guide has been published by Inprova Energy to show businesses ways in which they can reduce their energy costs, simply by better monitoring and targeting of their consumption. The free e-guide details four steps energy managers can take to understand and profile their organisation’s energy use. This...


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Top Law Awards Impressed by In-House Solar Legal Team

Judges representing some of the biggest names in the legal and energy industries have recognised the success of Lightsource Renewable Energy’s in-house legal team at a prestigious awards ceremony. The team which has grown significantly over the past five years – from one sole counsel in 2011 to a...


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Tips to Improve Your Diet

Summertime is here, and many of us are hoping to shed some weight before going on holiday. If you’ve tried to lose weight before but haven’t succeeded, it’s time to change the way you’re going about your weight loss goals. Here are some simple tips to help you achieve...


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Apply for the Green Alley Award. Deadline 27th July 2016

The Green Alley Award is looking for start-ups and young entrepreneurs from all over Europe to submit their ideas and concepts for this year’s Award by 27th July. The Award looks for business models focused on the circular economy, the conservation of resources and recycling. Founders can submit their application online...


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How Safe Is Your Drinking Water?

You turn on the faucet when you brush your teeth, cook dinner, wash fruit and vegetables, and pour yourself a glass of cold water. But if your town’s water supply is polluted, you could be putting your health – and the health of your entire family – at risk...


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If Housing Industry Delivers, Consumers Will Pay More For Healthier Homes

According to the UK Green Building Council Task Group, the quality and design of homes and neighbourhoods is a key factor in improving the wellbeing and health of the people who live there.  Approximately 30% of renters and buyers would pay more for properties with those characteristics. The findings are...


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The Energy Consortium Welcomes New Members

A number of new members have joined The Energy Consortium (TEC) today. These include Macclesfield College, Bridgwater College, University Centre Peterborough, University College Birmingham, The Wellcome Trust, City Lit and Godalming College. All members will benefit from TEC’s new energy frameworks and combined staff knowledge of 97 years’ in the...


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Third Social Investment Made by Tax Relief Fund in Bristol

Bristol-based social enterprise, “Bristol 24/7” is a city magazine which has received investment from the Bristol Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) Fund managed by Resonance. This unique fund has invested £150,000 into the magazine, a CIC, to enable it to offer greater work opportunities to young people from marginalised neighbourhoods....


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Top Tips on Landing Your Dream New Build Property

Buying a new build property is exciting: it’s impossible to attend a house viewing and not picture yourself living in a beautifully presented home, knowing that you’ll be the first person to enjoy it (and that you won’t have to do any major repairs or renovations)! If you’re thinking...


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2016 Finalists Announced For Green Gown Awards

115 finalists have been revealed by the EAUC for the Green Gown Awards 2016. 1.5 million students and 240,000 staff will be benefitting from pioneering teaching, research, student sustainability excellence and leadership. Established in 2004, the Green Gown Awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning...