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Top features of the week: September 7



This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, we made it to a fifth of the way for our crowdfunding campaign. Please pledge to save us.

Sacha Deshmukh also explored how the roll-out of smart meters will boost competition in the energy market, and we interviewed Bristol Green Doors, a community interest company, about Community Energy Fortnight.

1. Help save Blue & Green Tomorrow today

Simon Leadbetter: We wanted to let you know that we’ve hit some serious financial headwinds over the last month and we are at risk of ceasing publishing Blue & Green Tomorrow, in its current form, by the end of September. Read more.

2. Smart energy meters: the smart revolution is coming

Sacha Deshmukh: The roll-out of smart meters will empower customers and boost competition in the much-criticised energy market, writes Sacha Deshmukh, chief executive of Smart Energy GB. Read more.

3. Ethical Corporation: helping business do the right thing

Tom Revell: Ethical Corporation has grown to become one of the most respected voices in the CSR space. Ahead of its fifth annual Responsible Business Awards, director Sara Baylis and Zara Maung, editor of Ethical Corporation magazine, speak to Tom Revell about the past, present, and future of ethical business. Read more.

4. Community Energy Fortnight: Bristol Green Doors

Richard Heasman: The Community Energy Fortnight hopes to raise awareness of renewable energy projects this September. As part of the national event, Bristol Green Doors – a community interest company – are showcasing a number of homes to the public, free of charge, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September. This occasion will demonstrate the energy saving measures householders have implemented to make where they live cheaper to heat, more comfortable and better for the environment. Read more.

5. Save B&GT: a fifth of the way in five days

Simon Leadbetter: You may have read by now that Blue & Green Tomorrow has hit some financial turbulence and we are at risk of ceasing publication. The short version is a sponsor pulled out of our flagship series of events meaning we had to cancel them, creating a possibly fatal hole in our finances. But our readers have rallied. Read more.

Photo: Idaho National Laboratory via Flickr


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