Cost of solar ‘is main reason for slow public adoption’

The British public say cost is the main factor putting them off installing solar panels on their houses. That’s according to a new survey of 629 people conducted by YES Energy Solutions, in which 55% of respondents said the technology was too expensive for them to invest in. The firm said this indicates people may […]

Leaders ‘must track green tech uptake in agriculture’

A new methodology has been developed to track the uptake of green technology in the agriculture and food (agrifood) sector. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) say food production and supply chains consume nearly a third of […]

OECD says progress on green growth ‘is too slow’

Many countries’ progress on green growth is too slow. That’s according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which suggests although the world’s nations are generally becoming more efficient, advances in environmental productivity are more modest when emissions from international trade are factored in. The study of 46 countries […]

Government awards £4m for transport innovation

The UK Government has awarded £4 million for innovative transport technology projects. It hopes the money will help cut congestion, speed up journeys and clean up the environment. A total of 19 councils across England will receive between £50,000 and £300,000 each for their ideas to improve the quality of road journeys and reduce the negative effects […]

US invests $1.9m in green technologies

The US is investing $1.9 million (£1.2m) to help small businesses develop and commercialise technologies that tackle critical environmental problems. A total of 19 will receive a share of the loan from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The technologies are focused on air and climate, toxic chemicals, water, building materials and homeland security research. Some of the […]

Are you an inspiring green innovator?

Are you an innovator ready to showcase your green technology to the nation? If so, a new programme is calling you to do just that. Launched by ecoConnect, a green industry business network, in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the ‘CleanTech Innovate’ event aims to present 40 of Britain’s “hottest technologies” which […]

Green technology addressed at Energy Solutions 2011

Siemens, powerPerfector, BRE and Ener-G are amongst some of the industry leading names set to present key issues and teachings of successful energy saving campaigns at Energy Solutions from 11-12 October 2011. Delivered via case study-led presentations which will take place in The Green-Tech Theatre, visitors to Energy Solutions will benefit from a series of […]

Rolls-Royce in £750m Chinese carbon cutting deal

Rolls-Royce has signed a £750m deal with China Eastern Airlines in which it will aim to slash the aircraft fleet’s CO2 emissions by 190,000 tonnes in its first year. The carbon-cutting initiative is part of a landmark contract revealed today in which Rolls Royce will also supply and fit jet engines for the Chinese carrier. […]