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The Environmental Effects Extend to the Garage

Green fever is taking over the nation – and no, it’s not an illness. On the contrary, it’s a positive thing, and means consumers are now recycling and including more eco-friendly choices in their homes. However, there are many other ways to help the environment, and an eco-friendly garage...


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3 Sustainable Ways to Keep Yourself Entertained This Summer

There’s very few places in our lives today that we are not impacting the environment around us, and the ways we keep entertained may be at the top of that list. Hopping a fight to a tropical destination, driving out to a country vineyard and shopping for a new...


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E.L.F. Cosmetics Ends Use of Animal Hair in Brushes

Beauty industry pioneer e.l.f. Cosmetics has ended its use of animal hair in every one of its more than 50 different styles of brushes and has switched to superior synthetic bristles. This decision was based on strong collaboration between e.l.f. Cosmetics and PETA. e.l.f. Cosmetics makes a wide selection...


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Unilever and GE top the 6th Annual Social Media Sustainability Index

Unilever and GE have been named the world’s best companies at communicating their sustainability efforts on social media. The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant and the US multinational are ranked together at number one in the 6th Annual Social Media Sustainability Index, published by Sustainly. The Index looks at the...


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E-bikes Launched

A University of Brighton power-bike rental service for staff and students took to the streets for the first time (on Monday, 7 March). The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Debra Humphris, gave the new ‘e-bikes’ a trial run and declared them “excellent and great fun.” She said: “The issue around sustainable...


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Eco-Friendly Ties Between Government and Private Companies

Private businesses and governments now work together frequently on climate change issues. In many cases, a government agency will request bids from vendors in the private sector. Technology makes it possible to streamline the process of creating a project, requesting bids and awarding the work to a vendor. Consider...


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When Going Green With Your Building Is In Order

There are all sorts of times when it just feels like change is in order, and one of them that you’ll probably run into at some point in your adult life, either as a professional or personal matter, is the idea of going green with respect to your structural...


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€21.5 Million Debt Facility Secured By NTR for Ora More Wind Project

NTR announces today that it has successfully secured the first of a number of project debt facilities for wind projects under its new €250 million wind fund with the financial close of a £16.8 million (€21.5 million),project finance debt facility secured with Ulster Bank Ireland Limited. The senior debt...


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5 Tips For Green Living In Texas

Even in a conservative state like Texas, the idea of green living is still taking hold of the hearts and minds of the residents there. Whether you’re into the idea of climate change or not, at least having a better balance between your own standard of living and the...


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World’s Largest Lithium NMC Energy Storage System

Kokam Co., Ltd, the world’s premier provider of innovative battery solutions, today announced that it has successfully deployed two Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide Energy Storage Systems (ESSs)—a 24-megawatt (MW) system / 9-megawatt hour (MWh) and a 16 MW / 6 MWh system—for frequency regulation on the South...


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Civil Society Letter to EU Council on IORPs Directive

ShareAction have coordinated a letter co-signed with 11 other organisations, to the European Council on the IORPs (Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision) Directive. The Trialogue negotiations between the Council, Commission and Parliament are due to begin on 29th February , which is why we are sending this to the Financial Attachés at...


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UK Companies Missing out on Business Benefits of Switch to Renewable Power

The report, Business and the Renewables Revolution, reveals that switching to renewable power is the quickest and most cost-effective way for most organisations to cut their carbon footprint, it adds less than 1% to power bills, and it responds to increasing demand from customers, investors, and politicians. However, while...


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“Sustainable” Fish from Major Consumer Brands Linked to Arctic Destruction

A new Greenpeace investigation reveals that fishing fleets that supply major UK and European consumer brands are using giant bottom trawlers in the northern Barents Sea around Svalbard, an area known as the ‘Arctic Galapagos’. The research implicates the suppliers of well-known brands Birdseye, Findus and Young’s, as well...


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ETI Announces Details of New Project to Study Brine in Undersea Carbon Dioxide Stores

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has launched a new project, which will study the impact of removing brine from undersea stores that could, in future, be used to store captured carbon dioxide. The £200,000 nine-month long “Impact of Brine Production on Aquifer Storage” project will be carried out by...


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Shetland Set for a Large Scale Sea-Water Source Heat Pump Scheme.

Three innovative heating projects have been awarded £1.75 million by the Scottish Government. The schemes, in Shetland, Clydebank and Glasgow, will use water source heat pump technology to extract heat from water – even on the coldest days – to supply low carbon heat efficiently. These are: A £1.6...