ustainable biofuels highlighted as key for future transport needs


Source: Click Green 30 March 2015
ustainable biofuels highlighted as key for future transport needs

The Transport Energy Task Force has today highlighted the important role sustainable biofuels will play in meeting the UK’s future transport needs.

Ecotricity raises £70m for renewable energy


Source: Energy Live News 30 March 2015
Ecotricity raises £70m for renewable energy

Ecotricity has secured a £70 million refinancing deal for its renewable energy portfolio, enabling it to build another 60MW of solar and wind power.

Forward view survey: NHS leaders are sceptical of new care model delivery


Source: Health Service Journal 30 March 2015
Forward view survey: NHS leaders are sceptical of new care model delivery

At the launch of the NHS Five Year Forward View in October, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said that the health service was at a crossroads

Pricing Congestion to Invest in Sustainable Transport: Lessons from London


Source: SustainableCities 30 March 2015
Pricing Congestion to Invest in Sustainable Transport: Lessons from London

In 2003, London adopted a program of congestion pricing that now places a roughly $17 (£11.50) daily fee on motor vehicles entering central London.

Australia's climate change policy on course for 'disastrous' 4C warming


Source: The Guardian 30 March 2015
Australia's climate change policy on course for 'disastrous' 4C warming

The government’s just-released discussion paper on emissions reductions has no mention of the global goal to limit warming to 2C.

London and Bristol pledge to slash CO2 emissions by 40 per cent by 2030


Source: BusinessGreen 27 March 2015
London and Bristol pledge to slash CO2 emissions by 40 per cent by 2030

Mayors from 30 European towns and cities, including London and Bristol, have pledged to curb their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 per cent.

London’s proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone gets final go-ahead


Source: Mayor Watch 27 March 2015
London’s proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone gets final go-ahead

Boris Johnson has confirmed that a charging scheme to discourage owners of the most polluting vehicles from driving in the city will come into effect.

ResearchKit by Apple – A Great Innovation But with Limited Reach


Source: Salus Digital 27 March 2015
ResearchKit by Apple – A Great Innovation But with Limited Reach

Apple announced an innovative new medical research platform, ResearchKit, which is an open-source software intended for medical professionals.

The Secret to Cost Effective Energy Storage


Source: The Energy Collective 27 March 2015
The Secret to Cost Effective Energy Storage

“Battery costs to reach $230 kWh by 2017/18″ the headline reads. Cue – phones running of their hooks with consumers wanting these cheap batteries.

Can I still get solar thermal with a combi boiler?


Source: The Green Age 27 March 2015
Can I still get solar thermal with a combi boiler?

Combi boilers have become increasingly popular in the last 20 years. They are great for smaller properties or those worried about space.

Is a Grid Dominated by Renewable Energy Achievable ‘in Our Lifetime’?


Source: Green Tech Media 26 March 2015
Is a Grid Dominated by Renewable Energy Achievable ‘in Our Lifetime’?

Getting to 70 percent renewable generation is not a technical discussion. “It is mainly a political question,” according to one E.ON exec.

Electric Black Cabs to be built in Coventry


Source: BusinessGreen 26 March 2015
Electric Black Cabs to be built in Coventry

China's Geely invests £250m to build zero emission versions of the iconic black cab at new factory in Coventry creating 1,000 jobs.

How forward-thinking utilities are adopting the Internet of Things


Source: Telecoms Tech 26 March 2015
How forward-thinking utilities are adopting the Internet of Things

Most utility companies have a plan to utilize technologies that are key ingredients of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Soon a Texas town will run on 100 percent renewable energy


Source: Popular Science 26 March 2015
Soon a Texas town will run on 100 percent renewable energy

Renewable energy is having its moment in the sun...and wind, and water. Costa Rica managed to run on 100 percent renewable power for over 75 days.

The real villains in Australia's renewables debacle? Three big energy companies


Source: The Guardian 26 March 2015
The real villains in Australia's renewables debacle? Three big energy companies

Extensive ‘advice’ from AGL, Energy Australia and Origin on the Renewable Energy Target has been a disaster – except for the companies’ profits.

Cholera will plague Haiti until water, sanitation crisis solved: experts


Source: Reuters 26 March 2015
Cholera will plague Haiti until water, sanitation crisis solved: experts

Cholera will continue to kill and infect Haitians as long as they lack access to clean water and sanitation, with thousands of new cases reported.

Scotland targets bio-refinery growth as first plant opens


Source: BusinessGreen 26 March 2015
Scotland targets bio-refinery growth as first plant opens

Scotland's first bio-refinery has opened with ministers aiming to capitalise on what could be £900m industry by 2025.

Researchers collaborate to prevent faults in offshore wind farm cables


Source: Renewable Energy Focus 25 March 2015
Researchers collaborate to prevent faults in offshore wind farm cables

Glasgow Caledonian University is a partner in a new research project to design a system which detects and prevents high voltage insulation faults.

The Emergence and Importance of President Obama's Climate Policy


Source: The Energy Collective 25 March 2015
The Emergence and Importance of President Obama's Climate Policy

In a low-key move last week, President Obama took what may turn out to be one of the most significant steps he has ever taken to reduce emissions.

Why smart growth cities are safer, healthier, and wealthier


Source: The City Fix 25 March 2015
Why smart growth cities are safer, healthier, and wealthier

A new report from the New Climate Economy project examines the choice that rapidly developing cities have.

Renewables attract £39bn 2010-14


Source: ReNews 25 March 2015
Renewables attract £39bn 2010-14

Total investment in the UK renewables sector between 2010 and 2014 was £39.6bn with offshore wind attracting £9.5bn, according to a government report.

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