AkzoNobel paints a green future

  A paint and coatings giant has secured wind power supplies for all its Dutch factories. That means all of AkzoNobel’s paint and coatings produced in the Netherlands will use green energy. It has signed an agreement with energy firm Eneco to supply wind power to its facilities in Sassenheim, Wapenveld, Groot Ammers and Ammerzoden […]

“Racist” energy scheme comes under fire

A new energy efficiency scheme has been dubbed racist and a waste of money. The scheme affects businesses in north and north west London enterprise zones and has been sanctioned by a collection of landlords and local authorities. It requires all businesses to paint their outer doors white, to reflect light and heat and hence […]

Mural makers save carbon recycling waste paint

A charity claims it saved 638 tonnes of carbon being emitted last year – by recycling paint. Community RePaint says 410,148 litresof leftover paint were donated by householders, traders and paint manufacturers. Out of this 245,463 litres were handed out to almost 21,000 groups and low income families to add a splash of colour to their local […]

Could UV light replace street lamps?

UV lighting is usually something reserved to spice up a nightclub – but it seems that’s not the only use for it in the early hours. The ‘world’s first’ UV powered path could help councils cut their lighting costs as well as their carbon footprints according to its creator Pro-Teq Surfacing UK. STARPATH works by […]