Wester Hailes solar
In December 2006 Prospect Community Housing completed this new block of 8 flats in Clovenstone, Edinburgh. These flats were fitted with solar panels to supply of hot water, and the zinc roof reduces long-term maintenance costs.
Prospect Newsletter Jan 2007
week ending 17 August 2007
A 40FT-high wind turbine providing “green” electricity could be built in the middle of an historic Liverpool community. Children’s charity Kind has unveiled the idea as part of its project to create a carbon-neutral education centre at Back Canning Street, in the city’s Georgian quarter.
Liverpool Echo 16th August 2007
A westcountry council has become one of the first in the country to install wind turbines to boost its renewable energy quota. Three four-metre-high structures will link into Exeter City Council's power supply to help it reduce the amount of energy needed from other sources.
Western Morning News 16th August 2007
Sleat Community Trust was set up in 2003 to identify the needs and aspirations of local residents and lead the sustainable regeneration of the community. Several projects in progress include investigating the opportunity for a community buyout of a forest in Sleat, establishing a biomass company and looking at the possibility of a community-owned wind turbine.
Aberdeen Press & Journal 16th August 2007
The decision by Leicestershire County Council to seek Government funding to create a brand new, eco-friendly town the size of Market Harborough somewhere in the county is admirably ambitious, but not without its challenges. The Government is seeking bids from local authorities and the council sees the chance to meet a good chunk of its new housing target while at the same time building a community at the cutting edge of technology.
Leicester Mercury 16th August 2007
PLANS for new offices and a restaurant on Cambridge's Station Road have been submitted. Developers Ashwell, say they will exceed the latest renewable energy targets with an energy efficient building.
Cambridge Evening News 16th August 2007
'The Green Perspective' report by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has revealed that over 94% of construction professionals believe that 'green' building is the future for the construction industry. A full copy of the report is available at more >>
PR Newswire 15th August 2007
Podcasts on combined heat and power (CHP). One of the leading companies in Australia developing CHP solutions is GridX Power. Interview with Craig Chambers is a co-founder of the business, chief operating officer and is responsible for new business development in Australia and internationally. He has an in-depth understanding of technologies in the sustainable energy sector and in structuring a robust business within the cleantech sector.
Cleantech 15th August 2007
Tesco wants to erect a ten-metre high wind turbine to power the check-outs at its biggest Edinburgh store. The turbine will be installed in the car park of its Extra store in Corstorphine, subject to winning the backing of city planners. Last year, Tesco successfully applied for permission to build three 60-foot-high turbines outside one of its stores in Glasgow.
Edinburgh Evening News 15th August 2007
McCain Foods is investing £10m to build three
wind turbines at the UK's largest chip factory, which should cut energy bills
at the site by up to 60 per cent. The 80m-high turbines will be installed
at the company's plant at Whittlesey, in Cambridgeshire, as part of a drive
to lower the company's carbon footprint and move its operations towards sustainability.
Independent 15th August 2007
WIND turbines could soon power North East railway stations after National Express was chosen to run the route linking the region with London and Scotland. The transport giant beat off the challenge of three other bidders to run the East Coast mainline franchise. The group has vowed to introduce a more environmentally-friendly service, including cutting fuel consumption per passenger and creating new green stations powered by wind.
Newcastle Evening Chronicle 15th August 2007
HOMES in the area around the Hadyard Hill wind farm have benefited from energy efficiency measures. This is a unique project using wind farm funds to improve the energy efficiency of households in the area. Over 70 per cent households were able to benefit from the free insulation measures.
Ayrshire Post 15th August 2007
Green Technology Training
This year the Scottish Agricultural College is starting the first BSc in green technology. Green technology has less engineering than renewable energy and is focused on rural development. As well as energy issues like biofuels, the course takes in green building and land-based developments including agricultural pharmaceuticals and industrial materials.
Independent 14th August 2007
The council's Cabinet Committee on Climate Change recently approved plans for a £750,000 fund to support practical projects such as wind turbines, carbon capture and micro-renewable energy schemes.
Lancashire Evening Telegraph 14th August 2007
Solar Train Depot
A new train depot which opened in Mid Wales yesterday at Machynlleth will service all of Arriva Trains Wales’ 90mph long-distance trains, used across Wales. Appropriately for a facility just a couple of miles from the Centre for Alternative Technology, the new depot was designed for minimal environmental impact. It features solar panels and a wind turbine to generate the depot’s electricity, and a water harvester to reduce consumption of mains water.
IC Wales 14th August 2007
SOLAR panels fitted to homes may be harming the environment more than convenional
sources of energy, according to a study by scientists.
Scotsman 14th August 2007
The Welsh Assembly Government has issued proposals which would make it easier for individuals to install small-scale energy generation equipment, such as solar panels or wind turbines, on their homes.
The greenest companies are being invited to put themselves forward to be named as award-winning regional environmental champions. Regen SW is launching two new South West green energy awards as part of its annual search to find the region's best new renewable energy projects and its most inspiring renewable energy champions.
Exeter Express & Echo 13th August 2007
Many shops, offices, pubs and clubs could soon be powered by renewable energy,
under changes to planning rules that will make it easier for businesses to
install 'green' technologies like solar panels and wind turbines. Communities
Secretary, Hazel Blears, today announced that Entec - a leading environmental
and planning consultancy - have been asked to draw up new planning rules that
will ensure the system is doing more to encourage the use of renewable energy.
The research will specifically look at removing barriers to installing small-scale
renewable and low carbon technology equipment that can currently lead to increased
costs and lengthy delays.
GNN 13th August 2007
Rochdale Online 13th August 2007
e-Gov Monitor 13th August 2007
24 Dash 13th August 2007
Travelodge, the budget hotel chain, has invested £1m in an environment strategy and appointed its first director of environment and sustainability. Nicola Stopps – who has previously worked for logistics firm DHL and the BBC, will take on the role – which will include researching new technologies to reduce energy usage in hotels such as sustainable construction techniques, solar power, underground heating and wind power to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and £10m utility bill.
Leisure Opportunities 13th August 2007
The new headquarters for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue will include environmentally-friendly features to reduce the service's carbon footprint. The HQ, which is set to open later this year, will use rainwater to flush toilets, a wind turbine to generate electricity and biomass water for heat.
Yorkshire Post 13th August 2007
One exciting development on the boiler front is the prospect of combined heat and power (CHP) ones going on sale in the UK. Such boilers, like the Whispergen, generate electricity while buring natural gas, which the Energy Savings Trust reckons could cut your home’s CO2 emissions by 20 per cent. Powergen’s planning to sell the boilers in 2009.
Green Tech for the Home 12th August 2007
The re-development of Fort Kinnaird shopping centre will include a 15m wind turbine to meet part of the parks electrical requirements and solar panels to provide heating for the new washroom facilities.
Shopping Centre.co.uk 11th August 2007