Solar Twin solar thermal project on sheltered housing at Saughton Mains installed by City of Edinburgh Council.
This project was visited by Nicol Stephen ,the then Enterprise Minister, on 21st Sept 2005
See also BBC 21st Sept 2005
The project is used as a case study in Edinburgh Council's Sustainable
week ending 5 October 2007
Sainsbury’s new office at King's Cross will use energy efficient building design technology, and have renewable energy facilities installed. These will include roof-mounted wind turbines, ground source heat pumps and solar panels.
Independent 5th Oct 2007
Telegraph 5th Oct 2007
CARDENDEN residents have been given their first look at ambitious new plans for the future of the town. Hamilton firm Banks Developments has unveiled blueprints for a regeneration project that aims to transform the area’s four former mining communities into one of Scotland’s first “eco-towns.”
Dundee Courier 5th Oct 2007
The Kettleby Cross in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, aims to use 50% less energy than a similar-sized Wetherspoon's pub. Energy will be generated by its roof-mounted wind turbine, and evaporative coolers, sun pipes and solar panels which will create 33% of the energy required for the pub's hot water.
The Caterer 4th Oct 2007
WHITEHILL and Bordon's leaders say they are ahead of the game in the race to become one of the government's new eco-towns. Gordon Brown told the Labour Party conference last week that he intended to increase the number of eco-towns in the UK from five to 10.
Petersfield & Bordon Post 3rd Oct 2007
The new police station in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire will feature renewable energy sources including solar panels, ground source heating, water recycling, partially a green roof and a 17.5m tall wind turbine, providing up to 20% of the station's electricity.
Nottingham Evening Post 3rd October 2007
A UNIQUE eco-friendly community - Hoathly Hill Community - has finally switched on its ground-breaking renewable energy project. The biomass boiler, fuelled by wood chips, provides heating and hot water for 27 homes, a barn, community hall, kindergarten, sculpture studio and pottery room.
ICSurrey 3rd Oct 2007
The Tories are promising "a revolution" in the way energy is produced and supplied, with incentives to encourage people and firms to "go green". Shadow environment secretary Peter Ainsworth accused the government of "tinkering at the edges" of the issue. Tory plans include a power station waste levy to help capture and use heat that would otherwise go up in the air. Households that switch to renewable energy would be allowed to sell excess energy back to the national grid.
BBC 3rd Oct 2007
Guardian 3rd Oct 2007
Steam boilers are being replaced at Bradford City Hall and Ilkley Town Hall with new high-efficiency gas boilers and biomass boilers as part of ambitious plans to slash the council's carbon emissions. Work is under way on installing the biomass boilers, which will be fuelled by woodchips from the council's woodlands and cash has been set aside to explore sites for wind turbines which include a Bradford primary school, Wibsey depot and Richard Dunn Sports Centre.
Yorkshire Post 3rd Oct 2007
Bradford Council is set to pledge to reduce its carbon emissions by 20 per cent. The Council is taking a lead on tackling climate change by setting itself the ambitious target which it hopes to achieve by 2010/2011. The Executive will meet next Tuesday, October 9, to discuss a Carbon Management Programme which details ways the Council can reduce its energy consumption, use more renewable energy sources and reduce its impact on the environment.
Bradford Telegraph and Argus 2nd Oct 2007
Oldham’s new planning guidance place more emphasis on eco-friendly homes and renewable energy.
Oldham Chronicle 2nd Oct 2007
Bringing renewable energy, and new technologies into construction and offering the courses demonstrates how Stephenson College is at the forefront of modern building training.The British Plumbing Employers Council (BPEC) are delighted to be part of EXPO 2007 , particularly because the theme of the event is Climate Change. BPEC will be showcasing its Solar Hot Water Heating and Rainwater Harvesting training manuals and will also have information available on its forthcoming Biomass and Ground Source Heat Pump training manuals.
GNN 2nd Oct 2007
A shop which doubles as a post office and filling station in Uig on Lewis has had its future secured through a grant of £281,896. The Uig Development Trust (UDT) is now set to bring the store into community ownership and plans to equip it with renewable power supplies. Two wind turbines and a heat recovery system are to be installed.
BBC 2nd Oct 2007
Stornoway Gazette 3rd Oct 2007
The Merton rule is important because it is driving the development, capacity and skills of micropower companies.
Isite 2nd Oct 2007
A Long Sutton factory wants to install two 120m wind turbines on nearby famland to power its food processing plant and play its part in the fight against global warming. Premier Foods proposes to put up two 2MW turbines and says they will generate electricity for use at its factory and on occasion supply the national grid.
Lincolnshire Free Press 2nd Oct 2007
Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited ("CFCL"), a leading developer of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) for micro-combined heat and power units (m-CHP), has been granted another European patent for its innovative fuel cell designs.
Fuel cell works 1st Oct 2007
We are now starting to see the skylines of all our major cities transformed with wind turbines and solar panels - and this is, in part, due to the hard work of organisations like Sustainability Northwest.
Manchester Evening News 1st Oct 2007
SMEs lack cash
MERSEYSIDE’S SMEs want to tackle climate change but many do not have the resources to do so, a new study has shown. Finance giant KPMG says nine out of 10 organisations in the North West with a turnover of between £5m and £500m feel it is the responsibility of all businesses to take the issue of climate change seriously. A third of all businesses believe that by taking action themselves, they can make a “tangible individual impact” on the issue. But 37% of those polled said they did not feel they had the necessary time, financial resources or manpower to be able to tackle climate change to the best of their abilities.
Liverpool Daily Post 1st Oct 2007
Manchester Evening News 2nd Oct 2007
Housing and Planning Minister Yvette Cooper today called on developers to refocus their efforts to deliver the eco homes of the future as Communities and Local Government published revised guidance to help the construction industry respond to the challenge of meeting the zero carbon homes target.
GNN 1st October 2007
Property People Portal 1st Oct 2007
Householders have all but abandoned their efforts to go green by using renewable
technologies such as solar power, because the government's tightening of
the rules has made grants almost impossible to obtain. As a result, the government's
much-criticised Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) will not run out of
funding for 15 years, even though the money was
supposed to be used up by mid-2008, according to a Labour MP.
Guardian 1st October 2007
Zero-carbon tax relief
Buyers of new zero carbon homes now qualify for tax relief on stamp duty. The government hopes the tax relief - offered during the next five years - will encourage the construction of environmentally friendly homes. Home buyers can save up to £15,000, but the building industry warns that not many are likely to benefit soon.
BBC 1st Oct 2007
A high school in rural Stirling has become the first in the region to launch its own wind turbines. The two free-standing 6KW turbines will generate 22,000 KWh a year, saving Balfron High School nearly £2,000.
BBC 28th Sept 2007
CRITICS say from their garden they can hear an “annoying whirring noise” from the mini wind turbines at Balfron High.
Stirling Observer 28th Sept 2007
Coemi UK Ltd produce wind turbines, and say a £300 unit would generate enough power to provide free lighting for a small home, thus having a positive impact on the environment.
This is the West Country 28th Sept 2007
THE CHIEF of an eco-friendly company has accused City of York Council of "putting unnecessary obstacles in the way of planning applications". Several residents have been refused planning permission to install domestic wind turbines on their homes. The residents and the chief executive of Windsave Ltd, refuse to accept the council's reasoning that the noise levels are too great. David Gordon, chief executive of Windsave Ltd, said: "We have supplied identical information to various other local authorities around the country who are perfectly satisfied of the noise levels, including Northamptonshire, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow and Salford City Council. "City of York Council is using noise levels as a red herring. They have got the noise levels of our system and our noise levels are no greater than the noise of the wind itself”.
York Press 28th Sept 2007
Eastbourne Town Centre Redevelopment
Eastbourne Greens want to see a requirement for the council to select the most sustainable scheme for the town and not just the cheapest, that any development plan is Carbon Neutral and incorporates solar and wind energy generation.
Eastbourne Today 28th Sept 2007
Norfolk Children's Book Centre is everything an independent book shop should be. Thanks to their energetic owner, the business is constantly exploring new sales channels and ways to impress customers. Its environmentally friendly outlook is also a major attraction - the shop is powered by a wind turbine in its garden.
North Norfolk News 26th Sept 2007