In an attempt to save thousands on their energy bills, Bath and North East Somerset Council have moved to install and trial Britain’s first LED powered street lights on a roundabout near Bristol. (more…)
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Last week, the Crown Estate announced it is offering bursaries worth up to £3,600 to students wanting to take a master’s degree that focuses on marine renewable energy. (more…)
This coming Friday, April 22nd, is Good Friday and a lot of people in the UK will be enjoying the start of two consecutive long weekends away from work. But April 22nd isn’t just a religious holiday; it’s also Earth Day 2011. (more…)
As if the Japanese people didn’t have enough to worry about after last week’s horrendous earthquake and Tsunami, they now have the nuclear threat to contend with. (more…)
The government has now published its vision for developing a sustainable environment for the UK.
Mainstreaming Sustainable Development sets out the coalition’s plans to deliver sustainability at the same time as increasing economic growth and reducing the fiscal deficit. (more…)
If the UK is going to successfully reduce its carbon emission targets, something has to be done to overcome the current skills shortages.
In the dim and distant past, the UK made prolific use of child labour to do the jobs no-one else wanted to do. Luckily, that system has long since been outlawed. We also had apprenticeship schemes, which were an excellent way of providing young men with the skills necessary to carry out a trade. (more…)
Last week’s spending review has thrown up changes for the renewable & environmental market but the question is will these things benefit or hinder the UK’s approach to becoming a greener country? (more…)
The planned government cuts have began to reverberate throughout businesses within the green sector today following the announcement of cutting the number of quangos in the UK. (more…)
2 entrepreneurial businessmen with a passion for the environment have joined forces to start a new renewable business in Cornwall.
Rupert Hanbury-Tenison & Robert Stirling are the creators of Moor Heat Ltd; a diverse business utilising the surrounding countryside and providing energy through a range of disciplines including biomass, PV, geothermal and hydro power.
The middle class charity worker who covered Lord Mandelson in green custard on live television is a veteran of direct action campaigns since childhood. Leila Deen’s commitment to the environment meant that for her mother’s recent 60th birthday the family spent three days travelling to Morocco by train as she would not allow them to fly.