Hospital to save thousands with eco-lighting

The new lights installed by Southport based firm Morgan Hope, work by motion detection and switch lights off when no one is there. The lights will be fully on when an area is occupied but will dim to 50% after five minutes if the area empties and to just 10% after another 2.5 minutes. This […]

Suffolk’s green credentials boosted by turbine project.

The two 2.5MW turbines will be built on the Airfield Industrial Estate, near Eye by green energy experts Wind direct and local entrepreneur Roy Humphrey. The turbines will supply Mr Humphrey’s nearby car and van dealership and will generate sufficient green energy to power the equivalent of 2,800 homes and could save more than 7,000 […]

St John’s takes on sustainable university challenge

St John’s College, Oxford and a new primary school in South Wales are among a growing number of educational establishments using ground source heat pumps to harness solar energy. The 280-pupil Ynysowen Community Primary school, near Aberfan, and 500-student college are both utilising a heat exchanger, comprising a network of polyethylene pipes, buried under the […]

Pipeline company wins Queen’s Enterprise Award

The Penspen Group has been awarded the Queen’s Enterprise Award for International Trade after increasing its exports by more than 90% to £75m in the last three years and expanding over 400% since 2005. Penspen has 15 offices worldwide and specialises in the maintenance and integrity of oil and gas assets. It designed and engineered […]

London buses scoop green transport award

Transport for London has won a green transport award for its hybrid buses. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Low Carbon Champion Awards recognise best practice among companies that reduce greenhouse gases from the road. London Buses won the Buses Award for the positive influence it has had on the industry for low carbon buses. There […]

Plaid wants full planning powers over energy and water

Nationalists Plaid Cymru want ownership of Wales’ natural resources to be devolved to the Welsh government. Party spokesperson for energy and climate change Hywel Williams said Wales should have full planning powers over energy and water and Ofwat should be equally answerable to the National Assembly as well as Westminster. At the moment the Welsh […]

Costs for carbon accounting set to double

Research company Verdantix questioned 457 firms with UK revenues over £750m. It found that spending costs on financial carbon accounting were £55m in 2009 and predicted that this will rise to £115m by 2013. The survey also found that UK spend on building energy efficiency is set to increase from £462m last year to £699m […]

Renewable energy investor buys water company

London-listed Amplio Group, a leading international operator and investor in renewable energy, has acquired a majority stake in Puresep Holdings, a UK water purification, filtration and separation company. With over 300 clients and revenues of £3.7m, Puresep gives Amplio Filtration a solid foothold in the UK market. Formed in 2002, Puresep Holdings owns Puresep Water […]

The National Trust wins green energy award

The Renewable Energy Association rewarded the trust for its 140 renewable projects which are in place on its properties. They also praised the National Trust for its commitment to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by 50% and cut its overall energy use by 20% within ten years. Some of the energy projects include innovative […]

Cable deal announced for Lincolnshire wind farm

The Lincs offshore wind farm will be built in the Greater Wash area – a region which has been identified by the Government for large offshore wind farm developments. The 75 wind turbines will be constructed 8 km off the coast, to the east of Skegness. The wind farm will be operated on behalf of […]