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Best European Countries To Visit For Adventure

Each year millions of people travel to a variety of different European countries for many different reasons. Europe has a vast amount of history and culture, but if you’re one who is out seeking something a bit more psychical and adventurous then Europe is till the perfect place to...


Yesterday’s Headlines 28/06/2016

Yesterday’s Headlines 28/06/2016

Yesterday’s headlines included more than 200 civil society organisations urging G20 governments to end fossil fuels subsidies, close to record breaking numbers of attendees attended Renewable Energy Europe 2016, and Richard Arnold, Technical Director at Thomson Ecology discussed the future of the UK’s environment. For all of yesterday’s headlines,...


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Crowdfunder UK Supports Sustainable Projects

Crowdfunder UK is a big supporter of green and sustainable projects. Crowdfunder says: “From the oceans to the sky, it’s amazing to see people coming together to protect the beautiful things in life”. Below are some crowdfunders who are passionate about creating eco-friendly and sustainable projects and another which...


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Primrose Solar Agree Refinancing Loan With Deutsche Bank

Primrose Solar has confirmed it has made a debt financing agreement with Deutsche Bank. The £42 million funds have been loaned on 18 to 24 month term and will go towards refinancing Eveley solar farm in Hampshire. Eveley was connected to the national grid in March this year and...


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Number of UK Community Energy Projects Surges

It’s been noticed recently that there has been a sharp rise in the number of community energy projects being launched. Government support has changed and many community groups are looking to gain advantages of the Feed-in Tariff subsidy before it is no longer available. While investors are understandably concerned...


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Cubico Increase International Renewable Portfolio

Cubico Sustainable Investments has revealed it has obtained ten solar projects. The global leader in renewable energy and water investment acquired the UK operational solar projects from British Solar Renewables (BSR). The solar projects, which total 65 megawatts (MW), add to Cubico’s international portfolio. Cubico’s portfolio now comprises 29...


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GUPES Green Gown Awards Finalists Revealed

Today Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability  GUPES Members have been announced as finalists for the GUPES Green Gown Awards. The awards are jointly supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC).  Winners will be announced on 12 September...


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Ecotopia Reveal Green Festival Products

Ecotricity’s online store, Ecotopia, has revealed an innovative range of green products designed specifically to help festival-goers keep environmentally friendly. Music festivals are hugely popular across the world, but they also consume phenomenal amounts of energy – Glastonbury needs a massive 30,000 megawatts of electricity every year. Ecotopia has come up...


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UK Green Building Council Announce HQ Refurbishment

The UK Green Building Council has announced today that its London headquarters is set to be refurbished. The UK Green Building Council is challenging the way the industry thinks in terms of how much can be achieved a small scale fit out. The design team will be made up...


Yesterday’s Headlines 27/06/2016

Yesterday’s Headlines 27/06/2016

In case you missed it yesterday, housebuilder Redrow revealed a new pilot scheme to help save Britain’s bumblebees, GlobalData published figures that predict worldwide solar photovoltaic growth, and Bristol Energy Cooperative announced its new solar farm had been officially switched on. For all of yesterday’s headlines read below. Solarcentury...


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Report Shows Decreasing Emissions is Possible

We Mean Business launched a report, The Business End of Climate Change, at the Business and Climate Summit in London today, which shows business could cut emissions by more than half by 2030. The report states that total emissions pledged by countries at the Paris Climate Change Summit (COP21) could...


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Law Firm Announces Support for Terrawatt Initiative

Simmons & Simmons, an international law firm, has revealed it will with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to support the Terrawatt Initiative (TWI). The law firm will work with other legal consultants to develop project agreements for the development of solar projects across the world. The objective of...


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ORE Catapult Reveal New Non-Executive Director

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has named a new Non-Executive Director. ORE Catapult announced Chief Executive of Renewable UK, Hugh McNeal, is set to take up the role. Hugh McNeal has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the renewable energy sector. Appointed to his current role in...


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Back-up or Pack-up: how the storage revolution can help keep the lights on

Energy storage is becoming an increasingly important topic of discussion for the renewable sector. An energy storage revolution could completely change the energy industry. Dr Andrew Crossland, senior design engineer at Solarcentury, discusses renewable energy and storage below. Energy storage is often cited as the missing link for renewables....


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Redrow Join Fight to Save Britain’s Bumblebees

Redrow, a prestige housebuilder, is working together with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) to help tackle the UK’s declining bumblebee population. Redrow is taking part in a pilot project to create a bumblebee-specific pollinator-friendly habitat at one of its sites in Exeter, Devon. If the scheme is a success,...