High export hopes for UK's low carbon tech start-ups

New study by Shell Springboard and the Carbon Trust reveals export boom for low carbon SMEs targeting £3 trillion global low carbon economy. A new wave of small young tech firms is helping the UK to unlock a larger share of the £3 trillion global low carbon sector, a new study reveals today. New research […]

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Report shows need to cut imported as well as domestic emissions

Reductions of around 20% in production emissions over the last two decades has limited growth in the UK’s carbon footprint, says the Committee on Climate Change in its latest report released today. However, the report also estimates that the carbon footprint has increased by 10% or more. This is due to increased imports as incomes […]

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Nu and improved Villa Park

Aston Villa has become the country’s first carbon-neutral football club thanks to help from burner manufacturer, Nu-way. The club now has a comprehensive waste management programme in place. This includes reducing its electricity consumption and having remote control of its heating, lighting and electrical equipment. A Nu-way burner is responsible for powering Villa Park’s undersoil […]

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Fuel's gold

As pressure mounts on the UK to meet its carbon emission targets and the price of traditional fuel – such as oil and gas – increases, the drive to find alternative fuels is becoming increasingly important. Peter Fleming assesses the practicality of the primary options. We hear a lot these days about ‘renewable fuels’, ‘alternative […]

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Government RHI will increase carbon emissions in rural areas

The proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is unlikely to tackle the problem of carbon emissions from rural homes, according to one of the main bodies for the heating industry. In a written response to the RHI consultation, OFTEC stated that it supported the principle behind the tariff, but was concerned that the practical impact of […]

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