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Is Energy Evil, or our Attitude towards it?

This morning, I headed along for the first of Keele University’s open lectures being run in conjunction with Go Green Week. Across the campus, a range of exhibitions, events and sessions are taking place to inspire students and the wider community to consider sustainability and its role in our lives.

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Andy Dayus - Head of Renewables Operations at Opus Energy

Opus Energy: Powering Businesses With Renewables

Opus Energy is one of the UK’s fastest growing companies providing gas and electricity to the business market in the UK. The company currently supplies energy to over 160,000 business locations and employs over 500 staff in its offices set in Northampton and Oxford.

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Preparing to Build an Eco-Home

An Englishman’s home is his castle, and for that reason, many people love the idea of building their own home. Undertaking a self build project can also be a fantastic way to give yourself an eco-home, filled with the highest quality insulation, natural finishes and ethically sourced furnishings.

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Renewable Energy Systems Can Reduce Carbon Emissions

One of the largest areas to consider if you’re looking at ways to be greener and to reduce your carbon footprint is by looking at the resources that you and your family consume. This can encompass many different areas, such as food, clothing and transportation, but as the weather gets colder, one thing we all begin to use more of is fuel, both for heating and electricity.

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Wind farm engineers in short supply

Lack of Engineers Put Offshore Wind Farm Development at Risk

A lack of experienced renewable energy engineers could put contracts for nine new wind turbine projects in jeopardy as there are not enough suitably qualified people to install the turbines at their designated locations in the Firth of Forth and Moray Firth in the Scottish Highlands.

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Proposed Tidal Barrier Could Provide Renewable Green Energy

A new £250 million tidal barrier is being proposed to be constructed across the River Clyde which will not only create a flood barrier but would also be able to generate enough renewable energy to power all the homes in Glasgow.

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Staffordshire University Rewards Staff For Promoting Sustainability

At the annual ‘celebrating staff success’ event held by Staffordshire University, a new category for this year’s event saw staff being presented with awards for sustainability. The ceremony, which is about recognising the achievements of employees in the University over the past 12 months, included two awards highlighting commitments by members of staff to sustainability within the University, both on-site and in the curriculum, and outside the workplace.

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Solar Tiles Could Eclipse Photovoltaic Solar Panels

The familiar conventional solar panel that springs to mind when someone mentions solar power could be replaced by the new trend of integrating solar technology into buildings. The increasing popularity for building integrated photovoltaics is aided by the advances in microgeneration technology including solar roof tiles, shingles and even special sheeting that can be incorporated into other building materials which is coated in layers of atomised photovoltaic material.

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Peugeot and Mitsubishi Join Forces In Building European Electric Car

The electric car market is due to get another boost following an agreement between Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi, and French owned Peugeot. The new electric car, which will be based on the i-MieV built by Mitsubishi, will be sold to the European market and will be available under both Peugeot and Citroen brands.

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Centre For Alternative Technology Introduce UK’s First Micro Grid

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), based in Machynlleth, in Wales has pioneered a new way of delivering energy to local communities via the UK’s first micro-grid.

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Vestas Workers Lose The Battle To Keep Wind Turbine Factory Open

After 18 days of sit in protests from 11 workers trying to get their voices heard and save the Vestas Blades factory on the Isle of Wight the fight is over. A court order granted last week gave the authorisation for bailiffs to forcibly remove the sit-in protesters from the building.

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British Gas Green Skills Training Centre To Be Built In South Wales Valleys

The UK’s first Green Skills Training Centre will be built in Tredegar in the South Wales Valleys later this year according to an announcement from British Gas and the Welsh Assembly Government. The centre will provide training for up to 1300 people a year, including up-skilling existing British Gas employees in renewable energy technologies.

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Saudi Arabian Oil Leader Says Renewable Energy Cannot Win Out Over Oil

Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, Mr Abdallah S. Jum’ah was the speaker at a Royal Academy of Engineering lecture and dinner on 17th June, which set out to discuss the issue of technology being the key to the sustainability of future energy generation.

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Antiwind Super Group NAWAG Could Cause Problems For Wind Farm Developers

At a time when governments and organisations are striving to make commitments to cut carbon emissions, the source of the UK’s energy is a bone of contention for many. Discussions about nuclear, new generations of coal fired power stations and carbon capture and storage (CCS) are discussed almost daily, and the arguments about wind power are certainly high up on the agenda.

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China Embraces Solar Energy To Fight Climate Change

China has promised to significantly increase renewable energy by 2020 by investing heavily in photovoltaic solar panels. This, along with other green energy initiatives, will see the proportion of  renewable energy in China’s energy mix raised from 1.5% to 6%.

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