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The Future Of Hydropower

The Future Of Hydropower

This key renewables industry is ‘at a crossroads’ The UK government along with its Scottish counterpart to ensure the future of the hydropower industry, this is according to Paul Wheelhouse, the Business, Innovation and Energy Minister Visiting a pumped hydro storage plant at Foyers, near Loch Ness, Paul Wheelhouse...


National Grid Appreciation Award For Inprova Energy Analyst

National Grid Appreciation Award For Inprova Energy Analyst

Inprova Energy’s Helen Woodman has received the National Grid Corporate Property ‘Certificate of Recognition’ appreciation award for the third time. The award recognises top contractors for their help in achieving utilities savings across the organisation’s national estate. She is an Account Analyst for the Inprova Energy bureau services team, which rationalises,...


'Share Your Latest Innovations' : Call From Ecobuild 2017 to UK Researchers

‘Share Your Latest Innovations’ : Call From Ecobuild 2017 to UK Researchers

An industry-wide call has been made by Ecobuild 2017 for new research showcasing the latest UK built environment innovations, to show at this year’s exhibition. In partnership with the ARCC network – a UK-wide platform to develop and exchange knowledge and evidence to inform policy and practice, funded by EPSRC...


Positive Impact Portfolios made available on Alliance Trust Savings Platform By EQ Investors

Positive Impact Portfolios made available on Alliance Trust Savings Platform By EQ Investors

EQ Investors’ specialist Positive Impact Portfolios are now available to advisers through the Alliance Trust Savings platform. Impact investing has been introduced to the platform for the first time following the addition of EQ’s discretionary managed portfolios providing access to socially responsible investments and attractive returns. Established in 2012, the portfolios...


Green Initiatives in Central Scotland Can Now Apply For Greenspace Funding

Green Initiatives in Central Scotland Can Now Apply For Greenspace Funding

All through Central Scotland green projects can now bid for their share of £400,000 for enhancing woodland and green infrastructure, improving active travel and supporting community growth. Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has confirmed the latest phase of Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) funding is now open for bids. The CSGN...


'Bonds and Climate Change: State of the Market 2016’ Mexico Edition Launched

‘Bonds and Climate Change: State of the Market 2016’ Mexico Edition Launched

Climate Bonds Initiative and MÉXICO2 have today (Monday 22 August) launched the ‘Mexico Edition’ 2016 report on the state of the international green bonds market. This is the first time this report has been translated and published in Spanish. Moreover, the report includes an additional section that focuses on...


Sustainability Is On The Menu For Scotland Food & Drink As They Support Resource Efficiency Pledge

Sustainability Is On The Menu For Scotland Food & Drink As They Support Resource Efficiency Pledge

By becoming the latest organisation to become an official ambassador for the Resource Efficiency Pledge, Scotland Food & Drink is showing an important commitment to creating a more environmentally sustainable industry. The Resource Efficiency Pledge is led by Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Zero Waste Scotland, and works...


Community Members Are Pushing Back Against COAG Fossil Fuel Scare Campaign

Homes Can Now Be Powered By Solar Around The Clock

With phenomena like Brexit & Pokemania it’s easy to ignore the shift happening in global energy networks which mean important benefits for us all. The majority of a homeowners’ electricity demand can now be provided by solar thanks to steps forward in performance, lifetime & cost. Lithium batteries are 90%...


Cairn Energy Being Reported To UK Regulators Concerning Climate Risks : Comment By WWF Scotland

Cairn Energy Being Reported To UK Regulators Concerning Climate Risks : Comment By WWF Scotland

WWF Scotland director Lang Banks has today (Monday 22 August) responded to the news that Cairn Energy, an Edinburgh head-quartered oil and gas explorer, has been reported to UK regulators for allegedly withholding information from investors on climate change risks with the following statements : “In the interests of...


By Fast-Tracking New Pro-Coal 'Super-Law' Turkey Is Taking Advantage Of State Of Emergency

By Fast-Tracking New Pro-Coal ‘Super-Law’ Turkey Is Taking Advantage Of State Of Emergency

Today the General Assembly of the Turkish Parliament is voting on legislation that would give the Turkish cabinet the power to transcend the rule of law and fast-track infrastructure projects without any reference to existing law. As the state of emergency continues in Turkey, Article 75 has been ushered...


Restore Trust And Grow The Economy : Nine Actions For Businesses To Take

Restore Trust And Grow The Economy : Nine Actions For Businesses To Take

A business-led non-profit think tank, Tomorrow’s Company, has published 9 actions for businesses to take in order to provide the necessary leadership for our economy to develop and rebuild trust in business post-Brexit. Whether you were for leave or remain, the result of the referendum is a wake-up call...


Business Leaders State All Governments Failed On Energy

Business Leaders State All Governments Failed On Energy

Since the beginning of the century governments have failed to provide secure and competitively-priced energy, according to a new survey of business leaders. Almost 1000 bosses took part in an Institute of Directors poll which found that 7 in 10 thought Labour, Coalition & conservative administrations had all failed in...


Government Say Walking To School Is Key To Fighting Obesity

Government Say Walking To School Is Key To Fighting Obesity

Today’s new childhood obesity strategy underlines the serious issue of unhealthiness among children . More than a third of those aged 11 are overweight or obese and just one in five children are sufficiently active to stay healthy. This is negatively impacting the nation’s health as we age and is costing the NHS...


Community Members Are Pushing Back Against COAG Fossil Fuel Scare Campaign

Community Members Are Pushing Back Against COAG Fossil Fuel Scare Campaign

This morning at the National Convention Centre community members gathered at the highly anticipated COAG Energy Council meeting, calling on state and federal ministers to stand up to fossil fuel bullies and grow renewables. “Communities are ready to defend renewable energy and will stand by ministers who are being bullied...


Cloudy Outcome Of COAG Energy Council

Cloudy Outcome Of COAG Energy Council

A COAG Energy Council meeting took place today (Friday 19 August) that was billed as one the most critical meetings about Australia’s energy future. Unfortunately it has come to the end with few clear conclusions for Australia’s necessary transition to renewable energy, giving an apparent nod to the fierce campaign by fossil...