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This article by Erasmus zu Ermgassen, University of Cambridge was originally published on The Conversation. In a climate conscious era, we’re forever being asked to “turn the lights off” or “drive less!” or “recycle more!”. These familiar messages put the onus on individuals – that is, you and me – to change our behaviour, reduce […]
Taking inspiration from cities such as Vancouver, Stockholm and Copenhagen, Bournemouth recently announced a plan to position itself at the vanguard of environmental protection.
The University was winner in the ‘Facilities and Services’ category of this year’s Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) 2016 Green Gown Awards. This follows hot on the heals of another national award – winning in the ‘Stars of the Future’ category of the Love Energy Savings’ awards. Reading won both awards for the […]
The UK Government can embed a “world class” low-carbon environment that could mobilise significant investment streams, but only if current policy gaps and mixed legislative signals are addressed with “bold” action. That is the overarching view of the Future low carbon investment in the UK report, published on 16 November 2016 by a group of leading […]
The 200 years that it took to industrialise the world and seep damaging carbon into the atmosphere can be mitigated within the next three decades, but only if funds are made available to kick-start a rapid decarbonisation process that revolves around social awareness.
To combat its ‘throwaway consumer culture’, Sweden has announced tax breaks on repairs to clothes, bicycles, fridges and washing machines. On bikes and clothes, VAT has been reduced from 25% to 12% and on white goods consumers can claim back income tax due on the person doing the work.
The refurbishment of the offices of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) in Central London has achieved the lowest embodied carbon footprint ever recorded for a UK office refurbishment. The refurbishment project has resulted in a 139kgCO2/m2 embodied carbon footprint for the 162m2 office floorspace – 22% below a comparable “standard” fit-out.
Up to 35% of properties in the UK could be unlettable by April 2018 if action is not taken to improve energy efficiency ratings.
Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced that the Government is committing an additional £4 million to the Plug-In Van grant scheme and extending the eligibility to larger electric vehicles.