28

MAR

Low-carbon refurbishment on period buildings is often seen as a difficult task – but one of the oldest surviving working watermills in the UK is showing the rest how it’s done.

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Low-carbon refurbishment on period buildings is often seen as a difficult task – but one of the oldest surviving working watermills in the UK is showing the rest how it’s done.Heron Corn Mill in Cumbria, which in its current form dates back to 1740, is set to reopen to the public in April following a refurbishment which has seen a 100kW hydropower turbine installed, working in sync with an original sluice gate. This enables the building to be self-sufficient in its electricity use, w

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20

MAR

In response to George Osborne’s 2014 Budget, Samantha Hurley, Head of External Affairs at APSCo says:

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“In yesterday’s budget George Osborne made some key announcements relating to employment, benefits packages, and apprenticeships. The budget is one which will benefit savers, manufacturers and those who are looking at apprenticeships. It could also be seen as a budget which encourages people to raid their piggy banks.   All of this will affect how appealing employment packages are in many different ways and so may impact on APSCo members." “The Chancellor an

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19

MAR

£4,000 cashback on solid wall insulation & more

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£4,000 cashback on solid wall insulation & more The Govt has massively boosted its Green Deal home efficiency cashback, eg, £650 on double glazing (was £320)   The Govt's Green Deal is a good idea, poorly executed. It lets you pay for home energy-efficiency measures from 'savings' made on energy bills. A big sweetener is you get cashback for doing it. That's been boosted as takeup's been low. Yet it's little-known you can get cashback witho

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11

MAR

Energy Efficiency

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Should energy efficiency be the biggest infrastructure priority in the UK? That’s certainly the argument recently put forward by two different bodies. First to make the call was the UK Green Building Council, describing the need to further stimulate the energy efficiency market, calling it “as important as decisions on HS2 or aviation expansion”. Energy Bill Revolution stepped in last month to echo the call for prioritisation of energy efficiency’s stat

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7

MAR

Solar Power

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The idea that good ideas can be made even better is the basis for all progress, and right now solar power is very much in the sights of the world’s next wave of would-be innovators. Scientists in Wales, for example, are striving to slim down solar cells, making them cheaper and less intensive as far as raw materials go. Dr Trystan Watson, who leads the Swansea team, makes a compelling case for striving to improve solar power in the UK and beyond: “It is important that w

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5

MAR

Don't risk a £5k fine

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Don't risk a £5k fine- All businesses from Jan 14 who carry waste are required to hold a waste carriers licence.

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