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Feature: An innovative approach to a hydrogen economy

Niche markets are making a big impact in the development of a hydrogen economy, according to Stewart Dow, packaged energy manager at BOC.

Feature: A measure of success needed for energy harvesting

Tiny devices that scavenge wasted energy could boost European industry and create a multibillion market but require urgent agreement on measurement standards. A new project has been set up to ensure European developers don’t miss out.

EnLight and Macy's plan bright futures for LED lighting

The seven German partners in the European EnLight consortium have announced that they will aim for a further 40% reduction in the energy consumption of LEDs during R&D projects over the next three years.

Wales cuts greenhouse gas emissions by almost 25%

New figures show that Wales’s total greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by nearly a quarter (23.3%) compared to the base year (an average of annual emissions between 1990 and 1995).

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London's public buildings to get £100m green makeover

London's public buildings to get £100m green makeover

Hundreds of public buildings in the capital could get an energy efficiency overhaul thanks to a newly established £100 million fund, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced this week.

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£6.5m for green engineering, advisors for Green Bank

£6.5m for green engineering, advisors for Green Bank

The UK Government has announced a £6.5 million investment in the future of green engineering skills, as part of a plan to boost the country’s offshore wind and marine energy sector.

Solar boost for Good Energy

Solar boost for Good Energy

Renewable electricity supplier Good Energy has stepped up its commitment to solar energy, aiming to source one third of its electricity from solar power. Solar previously represented less than 1% of the company’s output.

Biomass demand could fuel global land rush, warns report

Biomass demand could fuel global land rush, warns report

According to a new report from the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), fast-moving plans for biomass energy could have a negative impact on some of the world’s poorest countries.

Lack of information preventing UK homes from going green

Lack of information preventing UK homes from going green

A recent survey from utility and environmental consultancy Gemserv has revealed that UK residents are reluctant to install green technology due to a lack of awareness about the related cost savings and government incentives.

Green feed-in tariff to boost Japan's renewable sector

Green feed-in tariff to boost Japan's renewable sector

Before resigning last week, Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan passed a feed-in tariff bill which will see utilities pay a set rate to green energy producers.