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Hounslow Goes Green With Solar

An area in London is reducing its carbon footprint by installing the largest ever solar PV array by a local authority. The PV array is also the first of its kind to adopt a battery storage solution. The London Borough of Hounslow teamed up with LG Electronics and other...


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Solar Success Despite Cuts

New research has shown that despite government cuts to the Feed-in Tariff (FiT), solar panels can improve a property’s value. The research revealed that having solar panels on a property can increase its value by almost a fifth. Rexel UK have welcomed the news that the solar industry is...


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New Digital Database Could Save Lives

Research completed by the University of East Anglia (UEA) could help to save lives. The UEA looked into the hazard risk of landslides and have created an online tool, which they released today. The digital database is a globally available and contains information on national and local hazards. ThinkHazard!...


Corporate Europe Observatory

New Files Will Dissect EU Climate Reform

The Corporate Europe Observatory have released “The ETS Files” series. The Emissions Trading System (ETS), the world’s largest carbon market, has tried and failed on a number of occasions to lower gereenhouse gas emissions. The ETS Files will study the progress of emissions trading reforms, ensuring EU climate policy...


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More Competition Could Improve Energy Industry

A recent government study showed that 43 per cent of energy customers have never switched supplier. In the wake of that news, Ofgem are reviewing a new Next Day Switching service to make it easier and more attractive for customers to switch energy providers. Over six million domestic energy supply...


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Met Office Launch New Monitoring System

It is vital that energy asset managers are up-to-date with the weather forecast in order for their energy-production facilities, like windfarms, to be efficient. They also rely on the weather forecast to prepare for climate warnings and keep their employees safe. To combat these meteorological challenges the Met Office...


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Ecotricity Search For Young Green Britons

The World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) Festival, which recognises the UK’s greenest young people, will take place this summer. This year will see the return of the Young Green Briton Chat event in which youngsters will talk about emissions in the UK. The One Show reporter Lucy...


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Aviation Sector Must Join Forces to Combat Emissions

A three-day meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was held this month. The meeting concluded with a warning that nations must work together to limit emissions in the aviation sector.  Currently there is a clear divide over how to share the advantages and disadvantages of pollution cuts...


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Bill Gates to Lead Nelson Mandela Lecture

Bill Gates has been announced as the lead lecturer at the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. The business tycoon will address the theme “Living Together” at the lecture later this year. The event will be held at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus on 17 July, a day before...


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Sustainability is Becoming Investors’ Top Priority

A new report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) found that sustainability is steadily becoming more crucial to investors. However, investors and managers are not communicating this information. The report suggests a number of steps business leaders can take to bridge the gap. BCG’s seventh sustainability report in collaboration with MIT Sloan...


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IFOAM EU Call to End Crop Patenting

The Dutch Minister for Agriculture hosted a conference on patents and plant breeders’ rights today. IFOAM EU say it’s unfair that patents give companies monopoly rights over all seeds, plants and fruits with the same traits. The current rules mean a single patent can cover hundreds of varieties. IFOAM...


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Turning Dentistry Green

Across the globe the call to be more sustainable in every way possible is becoming ever more present. More and more businesses are listening to their consumers and lowering their carbon footprint by using environmentally-friendly practices – and that includes the dentistry and orthodontist industry. Surveys have shown that...


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Business Shake Up Needed to Hit Sustainability Targets

IEMA have released a report that urges businesses to change some key aspects in order to become more sustainable. They say businesses need to do more to tackle worldwide problems. The IEMA report outlines the need for new innovative business models and strategies in order to meet these goals....


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Communities Investment Tackles Tough Issues

Societies across the UK are benefitting from social investment. A new report has revealed that charities and social enterprises are using investment to address tough issues, like unemployment and homelessness, in their communities – and that investment is steadily rising. Big Society Capital have shown the amount of money available...


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Singapore Tops Smart City Rankings

Analytical services company Juniper Research has released the top ranking smart cities in the world for 2016. In first place was Singapore, second Barcelona, London was third, San Francisco came in fourth and Oslo fifth. The Smart City Rankings were decided after an extensive study of cities all around the...