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  • UK outlines sustainable construction strategy

    28/07/11

    UK outlines sustainable construction strategy
    A UK Government and industry initiative has published its aims to promote leadership and change to achieve sustainable goals among the public and the construction industry.

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  • First green skills training centre opens in the UK

    28/07/11

    First green skills training centre opens in the UK
    British Gas has opened the first UK green skills training centre in partnership with the Welsh Assembly, job agencies and local authorities to train more than 1 300 people a year.

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  • Cutting energy consumption and costs in UK households  

    28/07/11

    Cutting energy consumption and costs in UK households  
    The UK Home Energy Saving Programme is intended to provide over €1 billion to make British homes more energy efficient and enable householders to cut their energy consumption.

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  • UK planning law changes set to boost micro-wind turbine market

    28/07/11

    A UK government proposal to lift planning permission restrictions on domestic ‘microgeneration’ technologies could remove market barriers for micro-wind turbine technology.

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  • Report provides roadmap for zero-carbon Britain

    28/07/11

    Report provides roadmap for zero-carbon Britain
    A report published by the UK Centre for Alternative Technology outlines proposals to bring about a zero-carbon Britain by 2030 while emphasising the need for global collaboration.

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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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  • Committee draws map for UK route to renewables target

    10/07/09

    Committee draws map for UK route to renewables target
    Wholesale changes to Government policy are essential to enable the UK to reach the EU renewables target for 2020 according to a recent report from the UK Parliament’s House of Lords.

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