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BAM to build £50m King’s Cross office block

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BAM will start work before the end of this year on a new office block in King’s Cross after Camden Council approved the plans.Three Pancras Square has been designed by Porphyrios Associates and is an eleven storey building containing 160,000 sq ft of office space with shops and restaurants at ground level totaling 13,000 sq ft.The block will sit at the corner of King’s Boulevard and Goods Way, overlooking the Regent’s Canal, with its main entrance on Pancras Square.The value of

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There are many ways of dealing with food waste..

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News that a supermarket outlet has come off the National Grid and is powering itself entirely via anaerobic digestion of its food waste should not come as too much of a surprise – the UN estimates that one third of all food is wasted, and supermarkets are increasingly acknowledging their responsibilities in tackling this sizeable problem.There are many ways of dealing with food waste: Collections by charities to feed the homeless, animal feed, and the more energy-driven options like this o

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A new report questions why London’s solar PV installation levels are falling

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A new report questions why London’s solar PV installation levels are falling below other parts of the UK. In the strongly worded report, Jenny Jones, Green Party Member of the London Assembly, says:You have to walk around a lot of London streets to find a solar panel, as only 1 in 260 London households have gone ahead with solar panels…Compare that to the South West where every 1 in 32 houses is generating its own electricity…You see we are losing out.”It’s sure t

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Has the solar revolution passed London by?

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A new report questions why London’s solar PV installation levels are falling below other parts of the UK. In the strongly worded report, Jenny Jones, Green Party Member of the London Assembly, says:You have to walk around a lot of London streets to find a solar panel, as only 1 in 260 London households have gone ahead with solar panels…Compare that to the South West where every 1 in 32 houses is generating its own electricity…You see we are losing out.”It’s sure t

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EASTERN TUNNELS - LIMMO PENINSULA TO FARRINGDON AND PUDDING MILL LANE TO STEPNEY GREEN

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At approximately 8.3 km in length, Limmo Peninsula to Farringdon (Drive Y) will be the longest of the 5 Crossrail tunnel drives. Two giant tunnelling machines, Elizabeth and Victoria, were launched in 2012 to drive westbound to Farringdon via Canary Wharf, Stepney Green shaft, Whitechapel and Liverpool Street at depths of up to 40 metres deep. Unlike the western tunnels, the station and tunneling access shafts on the eastern drive will be constructed prior to the arrival of the TBMs. The

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The number of applications for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive have shown further growth according to the latest statistics announced by Ofgem.

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The number of applications for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive have shown further growth according to the latest statistics announced by Ofgem.By June 27th 2014, almost 4,500 applications had been processed for the Renewable Heat Incentive. Air Source Heat Pumps have received the most applications with Solar Thermal and Biomassshowing similar levels of take-up, Ground Source Heat Pumps are the technology with the lowest number of applications.The figures released are very encouraging for M

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Sustainability in sport

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It’s been said that sport has the power to change the world. It brings people together, sharing the highs and lows of their favourite team. It has the power to transform many things including communities, attitudes and even the environment.A foundation set up by England football coach Gary Neville is aiming to make sustainability top of the agenda in the sporting world.Promoting sustainability    Co-founded by Gary Neville and Dale Vince in 2012, the foundation believes that

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East Anglia One wind farm approved off Suffolk coast

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An offshore wind farm which could become the largest in the world has been given development consent by the government. Up to 325 turbines will be installed as part of the East Anglia One wind farm, which will be 27 miles (43km) off the Suffolk coast. Energy Secretary Ed Davey said it could "inject millions of pounds into the local and national economies". About 2,900 jobs are expected to be created as part of the scheme. Mr Davey said: "East Anglia and the rest of the UK have

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Seattle aims to reduce city centre energy usage

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With the world’s population constantly growing, energy efficiency will continue to be a hot topic. As economies grow, so does the demand for energy. Seattle is one of the fastest-growing cities in America and is aiming to encourage and develop a city-wide approach to energy efficiency.Building energy conservationWorking in partnership with Microsoft and Accenture, Seattle has created a ‘Smart Building’ programme, aiming to reduce power usage in the city centre by up to 25%. Thi

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Traditionally a staple of Highland natural beauty, a convincing case has been made for heather to become part of UK energy plans.

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A Durham University team has pointed out that heather burnt back for livestock releases roughly the same energy as 36,000 tonnes of coal a year. Wasted combustion, says the University’s Professor Fred Worrall: We have a large source of very efficient, low-carbon energy growing naturally on our uplands, but we’re releasing all its CO2 into the atmosphere without getting any energy from it…At the same time we’re burning coal to satisfy demand, and that&rs

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