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RenewableEnergyHub.co.uk launches a NEW online MARKETPLACE that lets consumers shop for renewable energy products and services at the BEST POSSIBLE PRICES

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With a growing consciousness surrounding renewable energy and an increasing requirement for energy independence, http://www.renewableenergyhub.co.uk provides businesses and consumers with a huge variety of renewable energy equipment, accessories and information. It also provides an active community and central online base for renewable energy in the UK. The website offers the lowest prices possible to both trade and retail customers by creating a competitive market where consumers can purchase direct from its listed suppliers. This 'first of it... Read More »

Anglian Water: Rutland Water voted Britain’s favourite nature reserve

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LandLove Magazine gathered more than 25,000 votes as it aimed to find the nation’s favourite things about our countryside, from stately homes to hotels and gardens. There was tough competition in the category of Britain’s favourite nature reserve, but Rutland Water came out on top, followed by the National Trust’s Farne islands and the RSPB’s Minsmere in Suffolk, home of the BBC’s Springwatch. The reserve is managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with Anglian Water. Chris Gerrard from Anglian Water said: “... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Iveco, Magneti Marelli and Israel’s Fuel Choices Initiative form partnership to develop innovative natural gas technology and vehicles

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FCA, with its lineup of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles and Iveco across its range of trucks and buses, are recognized leaders in the development, manufacture and distribution of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) featuring advanced multi-fuel technologies such as Magneti Marelli’s powertrain control solutions. FCA and CNH Industrial are strongly committed to reducing the environmental impact of road transport and this is a key pillar of their highly-ranked sustainability policies. FCI is a ten-year Israeli Gove... Read More »

EU says Gazprom’s Turkey plan ‘won’t work’

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Maros Sefcovic told press in Brussels on Wednesday (4 February) the project - Turkish Stream - “won’t work” because of “simple maths” on supply and demand and because of contractual obligations. Russian supplier Gazprom says it will deliver 63 billion cubic metres of gas a year to the Turkish-Greek border and will be operational from 2019. It also said it will stop using Ukraine transit pipes to the EU when it is up and running. But Sefcovic noted that Turkey itself needs just 15bcm while countries in south-east Europe need a further 15 only... Read More »

Powerhouse Company collaboration awarded highest BREEAM rating for a Dutch educational building

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This internationally recognised certificate rewards the upcoming Rhijnspoor Building for the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences with the highest-ever score achieved by an educational building in the Netherlands. Located on a prominent end-site that marks the entrance to the campus from the historic centre in the south of Amsterdam, the combined 13-storey tower and 6-storey urban block – characterised by its huge connecting atrium – will house the new centre of technology at the university. Each department within the faculty will have i... Read More »

Reed Elsevier launches 2015 Environmental Challenge to advance access to safe water

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The 2015 Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge was launched today, calling for innovative proposals to ensure safe water and improved sanitation for at risk communities in developing countries. The winning projects will be announced in September 2015. The first prize winner will be awarded $50,000 and the second prize winner will receive $25,000 in addition to a feature in Water Research, an official journal of the International Water Association. All applicants are offered access to relevant material on Elsevier’s ScienceDirect database, which... Read More »

Mott MacDonald: Global Calculator: Launch of online forecasting tool highlights potential for sustainable development

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The Global Calculator draws on input from more than 150 international experts and brings together data on land, energy, food and climate systems to allow users to predict the effects that worldwide production and consumption have on global temperature rises. It has been designed so that anyone – public, businesses and governments – can examine the likely consequences of different actions, helping to inform their decision-making and planning with the aim of mitigating climate change. Edward Davey, secretary of state for energy & climate c... Read More »

Anglian Water: Residents urged to keep water healthy

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Things inside the home, like kettles, dirty tap heads, white goods and boiler filling loops can impact the quality of the water coming out of the tap. Anglian Water is encouraging customers to join its Keep Water Healthy campaign, which aims to give people the know-how to put these simple things right to avoid any odd tastes and odours. Matthew Jackson, Water Supply Regulations Manager, from Anglian Water, explains: “Before it gets to your tap, your drinking water is cleaned, disinfected and tested to make sure it is of the very highest stan... Read More »

Amsterdam canals cleaner and quieter in 2014

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The decrease in the number of watercraft has yielded some much-needed breathing space on the popular 17th-century canals, which form a UNESCO World Heritage site. In general, the report indicates that the 2014 boating season was significantly calmer than that of 2013, with fewer noise complaints in particular and improved compliance with regulations. Alderperson Udo Kock (Water Management and Finance, D66 party) expressed his satisfaction with the figures: “Whenever you think of Amsterdam, it’s the canals that spring to mind. They give the c... Read More »

GE’s Power Conversion Business helps meet rising demand for water and electricity in Saudi Arabia at Yanbu 3 Power and Desalination Plant

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GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) will provide the electrical variable speed drive (eVSD) system technology including motors and MV7000 drives to help power the new Yanbu 3 power and desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. The systems from GE will increase the efficiency of the desalination plant, reducing the amount of energy needed to run the desalination process as well as the overall cost. Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is building the Yanbu 3 power and water treatment facility on the Red Sea coast, about 200 kilometers n... Read More »

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