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Quorn demonstrates is sustainability credentials

Quorn, a brand known for its range of vegetarian foods including frozen meat-free burgers and sausages has recently secured a Carbon Trust certification. To earn the certification, the company had to demonstrate that it had delivered significant and consistent reductions to its carbon... More >

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Review finds government energy efficiency off track

The government's domestic energy efficiency initiative was established to fit green improvements to domestic properties across the country. Its target was to install measures such as thermal insulation and efficient boilers in one million homes by March this year with the help of the Green... More >

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National Museums Scotland opens new storage and research facility

National Museums Scotland has opened a new facility in Granton.  The new state-of-the-art building will house collections, research, access and storage facilities and contain more than ten million objects. Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP opened the facility. She said: It's... More >

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Insulation: it's not just for winter

It's summer - a time for barbecues, trips to the seaside and... thermal insulation? With the sunshine, long days and dry weather, you could certainly be forgiven for allowing the thermal efficiency of your property to slip your mind. But, it won't be long until the mercury starts to drop... More >

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Understanding your property's thermal envelope

One of the major problems in old homes, as well as newly constructed properties is that they have a poor thermal envelope. That's according to Aurimas Sabulis, managing director of Intus Windows, a company that manufactures energy efficient windows. Mr Sabulis says that for maximum comfort... More >

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24 energy-efficient homes built in North Kesteven

In the East Midlands, two dozen new affordable homes have been added to North Kesteven's growing housing stock. The properties have been constructed as part of the local council's plan to deal with a housing shortage by building 500 new homes over a decade. Council tenants are already... More >

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​UK at risk of missing EU renewable energy target

​​The UK, along with all 28 EU member-states, signed a legally binding agreement in 2009 to transform their power consumption, with the aim of having 20 per cent of all energy come from renewable sources by 2020. However, several nations are not on track to achieve this goal, including France,... More >

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Govt make energy efficiency improvements National Infrastructure Priority

Reducing energy bills and fighting fuel poverty has been made a National Infrastructure Priority by the Scottish government.  Climate change minister for the Scottish Parliament Aileen McLeod said that improving the energy efficiency of the nation's housing stock has been designated as... More >

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Home energy efficiency 'most cost effective way of keeping bills low'

The UK Green Building Council has emphasised just how beneficial it is to the nation as a whole to reduce carbon emissions by improving energy efficiency in homes up and down the country.  Heating insulation, solid wall insulation, and basement insulation are just some of the installations... More >

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Edinburgh plans UK's largest community-owned renewable project

Edinburgh Council has unveiled plans for the installation of community-owned solar panels on buildings across the Scottish capital.  Believed to be the largest community-owned urban renewable energy project in the UK, the project will see public buildings such as schools, leisure and community... More >

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Make home insulation mandatory, IME urges

Insulation should be made mandatory for every home in the UK, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME). The body's latest report calls for legislation to be introduced that would mean the energy efficiency of the country's housing stock would be dramatically... More >

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Retrofit programme to provide insulation for Walsall homes

More homes in the West Midlands town of Walsall will soon see the benefit of insulation and other energy efficiency measures thanks to a new project from one of the region's biggest housing and social care organisations. The Accord Group is launching the Retrofit scheme, which will deliver a... More >

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£5m scheme to deliver energy efficiency measures in Scotland

The Scottish government has announced details of a 2015-16 funding scheme designed to help the country's poorest households stay warm and insulated. Housing associations and local authority landlords will have access to a pot of £5 million to help cover the cost of measures such as solid... More >

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Report calls for new action on energy efficiency in social homes

The speed of progress in making social housing more energy efficient has slowed, partly because of cutbacks in how much energy companies contribute to improvement works, according to research. After evaluating the environmental performance of 66 social landlords, consultancy and training provider... More >

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Fuel poverty campaigners take protest to British Gas

A group of protesters this week took their message about the impact of fuel poverty on some of Britain's most vulnerable citizens to British Gas, staging a demonstration outside the energy giant's offices in Oxford. Nine campaigners, who were representing the Reclaim the Power group,... More >

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