carbon

81% of consumers support carbon labelling

Four out of five UK consumers support the concept to ‘carbon label’, such as a journey on public transport or an energy bill, according to a survey undertaken by GHD in October. The survey of 1,002 people into UK consumers’ understanding of the environmental impact of their daily habits also found that three out of […]

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Queen’s Speech: Industry reactions

Row-back on Zero Carbon Homes will pass costs instead of savings on to homeowners and undermine Coalition’s green progress. The Queen’s Speech contained several measures affecting the renewable energy economy [1]. “Legislation will allow for the creation of an allowable solutions scheme to enable all new homes to be built to a zero carbon standard” […]

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One step closer to zero carbon homes

The forthcoming changes to the Building Regulations’ Part L may have initially been greeted with a degree of frustration by those who were anticipating their introduction sooner rather than later, but what was important was the Government’s need to act in the best interests of the construction sector as a whole. Although the requirement for […]

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ReallySmartHouse reduces carbon emissions in social housing and empowers SMEs

Free workshops will inform and educate on cutting-edge sustainability techniques and technologies. ReallySmartHouse, a pioneering and award-winning project aiming to stimulate low-carbon economic growth, has announced a series of free-to-attend workshops on a variety of sustainability topics for built-environment SMEs in the East of England. With the aim of reducing carbon emissions from new and […]

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Climate change debate: Matt Ridley and Greg Barker

Scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have published the first part of their fifth assessment report, setting out the state of scientific knowledge about climate change.

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