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  • The benefits of verification  

    10/12/12

    The benefits of verification  
    A number of schemes are available to help eco-innovators move out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. One such scheme is offered by Isle Utilities, a British technology and innovation consultancy. Isle Utilities acts as a kind of dating agency bringing together eco-innovative technologies and research projects, and potential investors. This is done through the Isle Utilities Technology Approval Group (TAG).

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  • UK Energy Entrepreneurs' Fund opens for business

    01/10/12

    UK Energy Entrepreneurs' Fund opens for business
    Low-carbon entrepreneurs, in particular innovative individuals and small and medium-sized companies, could benefit from a £16 million (€20 million) call for proposals published by the British government at the end of August. The funding is available for projects that will largely be conducted in the United Kingdom, and the call is open until 31 October 2012.

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  • UK retailer declares financial benefits from eco-innovation

    14/09/12

    UK retailer declares financial benefits from eco-innovation
    A top British retailer says that sustainability and eco-innovation are boosting its bottom line.

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  • Driving eco-innovation: New insights from the UK

    14/12/11

    Driving eco-innovation: New insights from the UK
    British researchers shed new light on what drives some companies more than others to pursue eco-innovation. The findings are instructive to policy makers and business leaders alike.

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  • Industrial symbiosis continues onward and upward

    28/07/11

    Industrial symbiosis continues onward and upward
    A UK initiative that identifies synergies between businesses for economic, environmental and social benefit has chalked up impressive results and is now expanding into Europe.

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  • M&S aims to become world's most sustainable retailer

    28/07/11

    M&S aims to become world's most sustainable retailer
    Major UK group Marks & Spencer has launched a programme to become the world's most sustainable retailer by 2015. Plan A involves 80 commitments to eco-innovation and fair trade.

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  • UK retailers reduce their environmental impact

    28/07/11

    UK retailers reduce their environmental impact
    UK retailers have halved the amount of waste sent to landfill compared with 2005, while cutting energy-related emissions from buildings and CO2 emissions from goods transport by 18%.

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  • UK businesses wake up to resource efficiency

    28/07/11

    UK businesses wake up to resource efficiency
    A recent environment ministry report indicates significant progress by UK businesses in reaping resource-efficiency savings, but says this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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  • Scotland sets recycling priorities based on climate impact

    28/07/11

    Scotland sets recycling priorities based on climate impact
    A government agency has set a first by applying a ‘carbon’ factor to materials collected for recycling to prioritise those – such as textiles – with the biggest climate benefit.

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  • GEEREF channels €22 million into African and Asian energy projects

    26/03/09

    GEEREF channels €22 million into African and Asian energy projects
    The Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF) has announced an initial €22 million investment in funds for renewable and sustainable energy projects in Africa and Asia.

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  • Rural waste minimisation project saves money through resource efficiency

    05/11/08

    Rural waste minimisation project saves money through resource efficiency
    A business excellence through resource efficiency (Betre) project achieved phenomenal success promoting resource efficiency and waste minimisation among SMEs in the UK.

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