UK council installs 1,500th solar kit

A UK council has put its 1,500th solar panel installation into place. Stirling Council installed the milestone unit on the roof of a new build bungalow, which is also one of 50 properties to pilot a new battery storage system to maximise the energy efficiency benefits of solar. It comes as part of continued efforts […]

Londoners could save £79m by cutting food waste

A campaign to prevent food waste could save London households millions of pounds if rolled-out across the capital city. The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) revealed the impacts of its six-month ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ (LFHW) campaign – a partnership with the Mayor of London – which showed West London boroughs reduced their food […]

UK opens its first carton recycling facility

The first facility dedicated to recycling cartons in the UK has officially been opened in Stainland in West Yorkshire. The new plant is expected to significantly boost recycling rates in the country as it is capable of recycling up to 40% – or 25,000 tonnes – of the cartons manufactured in the UK food and […]

Community energy projects stuck in bottleneck

Community energy projects in Scotland are being held back by planning permission delays, according to the Sustainable Community Energy Network (SCENE). It estimates a massive 180 MW – enough to power Aberdeen – of community-sized renewable energy is “queued up” in various stages of the planning process. The new report from the group, which aims […]