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Stepping Stones to Greener Motoring

Although investing in an alternative fuel vehicle is the best way to promote green motoring, if you’re not in a position to do so, there are still effective ways to practice responsible green motoring with your petrol or diesel vehicle. Being environmentally responsible is all about taking the measures...


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LowCVP opens call for nominations to 2016 Low Carbon Champions Awards!

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has opened the call for nominations to the 2016 Low Carbon Champions Awards. The deadline for submissions is Friday 13 May. The Champions Awards celebrate organisations that have made a real difference in the area of low carbon road transport. There are seven Award categories, ranging...


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Why Your Building Needs to Save Energy

Organizations can get energy savings of 2-10% per year if they know how to manage their energy better. But you can save a lot more than that with the right methods and resources. Those that have sought the help of energy consulting services have reported a marked decrease in...


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Increase Efficiency to Lower Carbon and Cost

When seeking ways to help the environment, lower carbon footprints start at home. The energy you use to run appliances and control the climate inside your abode has an impact on the ecosystem that, fortunately, can be reduced through some simple steps. Read on to learn a few things...


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Is It a Good Time to Buy a Condo in Montreal?

Outsiders have long been drawn into the old-world charm and sophistication of Montreal. As the biggest city in Quebec, Montreal has one of the most culturally diverse populations in the country. It’s also been recognized by UNESCO as a City of Design with its mix of art, history and...


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5 Situations When Renting is Better Than Buying

In real estate, the age old question is whether it’s better to rent or buy. Ten years ago, the answer likely would have been to buy if you had the option, but since the Great Recession and the crash of the housing market in 2008, Millennials and other buyers...


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Working Towards a Restorative Future Now

As Liz Goodwin, chief executive at WRAP said at the Resource event in London recently, there is still too much talk and not enough action to bring about the circular economy. Despite it being dubbed the business model best suited to equip future generations to deal with the planet’s...


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Radiator Repair Tips – Things to Try Before You Call a Plumber

Radiators are a modern and effective way to heat your home, but how do they work? Hot water is circulated through your pipes and radiators, and thanks to specialized cast iron construction methods, heat is allowed to circulate effectively throughout your home. The method was invented in the mid...


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Choosing the Right Windows for your Home

If you are considering replacing your old windows, there is more to consider than just picking any window. You must also consider if the windows will compliment your home, including the style and design. It is best when you are looking for Toronto windows is to ensure you use...


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Is it Time to Call in a Professional Electrician?

Making electrical repairs are a normal part of owning a home. However, you need to be aware of the warning signs that you need to hire a maitre electricien Montreal for the job. After all, when you do this, it ensures the safety of your home and your family....


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Does UK Industry Need A Helping Hand?

Steel may be buckling from outside pressures, but UK manufacturing isn’t helpless. States intervene to help industry Governments around the world give their industries a helping hand with all kinds of energy incentives from lower taxes to renewable energy levies and import tariffs. But, as the crisis in the...


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The Joy of Tax 2016

In April 2012, we wrote an article called the joy of tax (you can read it below). To misquote The Life of Brian what have taxes ever given us? Apart from defence of the realm, policing, prisons, the fire service, our world-class health service, schools, universities, pensions, transport, energy and water infrastructure (most...


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Sustainable Innovation: 40 Sustainable Challenges

Vodafone and The Club for Excellence in Sustainability have presented the“Catalogue of Best Practices in Sustainable Innovation” at Vodafone Spain’s Headquarters. The Catalogue gathers 40 examples from public and private enterprises from Spain and Latin-America, from diverse industries, that “show how contributing to the solution of social and environmental...


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Connected Cars: Putting Green Businesses Into The Fast Lane

Every day more than a billion cars take to the roads, contributing to rising congestion and carbon emissions. However, innovations in connected car technology are fueling more positive attitudes towards eco-informed design practices across the transport sector, potentially revolutionizing the way we drive.  By Alexander Nicholson, MD & co-founder...


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Make a date with Earth Day and reduce your energy costs

It’s Earth Day on 22 April – what are you doing to reduce energy consumption and help the planet The organisers of Earth Day expect more than a billion people in 192 countries to focus on the environment on 22 April, with activities ranging from planting trees to cleaning up...