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Google Maps to show more Eco-Friendly and tidier routes

Google Maps to show more Eco-Friendly and tidier routes: Soon you will be able to choose routes that include fewer carbon dioxide emissions based on traffic congestion and slopes while using the Google Maps App for journeys. The app will present the route that has the lowest carbon footprint if comparable options take the same…
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CMA advise businesses to reach sustainability targets

CMA advise businesses to reach sustainability targets: The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has given advice to help UK businesses reach sustainability targets whilst being on the good side of competition law. The watchdog suggest it is important competition law does not turn into an “unnecessary obstacle” to sustainable growth & businesses are not inhibited…
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Turn off camera during online chats to cut emissions

Turn off camera during online chats to cut emissions: Turning off the camera throughout a one hour virtual meeting may reduce 25 times the carbon footprint of a call as opposed to when the camera is turned on. That’s one of the conclusions of recent research produced in the journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling, that…
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Could smart meter linked via a thermostat cut energy bills?

Could smart meter linked via a thermostat cut energy bills? : Could reducing monthly energy bills involve a smart meter paired with a thermostat? A trial program launched by OVO Energy hopes to help consumers figure out how much money & energy they could save by modifying the heating in their home by means of…
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Converting UK homes to soft H2O can save tonnes of CO2

Converting UK homes to soft H2O can save tonnes of CO2: Switching all UK hard water homes to soft water could save as much as 8.24 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is equal to taking 1.8 million cars off the road or planting 136 million trees. That’s reported by new research from the manufacturer…
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Oceanic Pintail: Last journey for UK’s nuclear vessel

Oceanic Pintail: Last journey for UK’s nuclear vessel : After 33 years of service to the nuclear industry, The UK’s longest serving nuclear vessel, Oceanic Pintail, is making its final journey to Scotland. The 3,865-tonne cargo vessel set sail from Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, for the final time last week & plans are set to be…
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Leeds infuses £24m to develop district heating networks

Leeds infuses £24m to develop district heating networks: Plans were unveiled to lower the region’s carbon dioxide emissions and save money by investing £24 million and in six new district heating networks by Leeds City Council. The regional authority is presently exploring a spectrum of green technologies, in conjunction with the possible use of ground…
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Fully electric emergency ambulance to save on emissions

Fully electric emergency ambulance to save on emissions: What claims to be the ‘UK’s first’ fully electric emergency ambulance has been unveiled by West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS). Vehicle conversion specialist VCS and WMAS worked to develop the e-ambulance, which is powered by lithium-ion batteries fitted in the underside of the ambulance floor pan and…
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First Cornish smart-grid wind turbine turned on

First Cornish smart-grid wind turbine turned on: Thanks to the switching-on of a new wind turbine connected to the grid, more than 1,400 homes in Cornwall will be powered with renewables in September. The project is estimated to reduce Cornwall’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,300 tonnes every year, the first to be built in Cornwall…
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Essex green tariff helps save £258 on power bills

Essex green tariff helps save £258 on power bills: An energy switching initiative from the local authority in Essex has given households the chance to see their gas and electricity bills lowered by £258. Registration was free and the eligible tariffs provided 100% renewable electricity, the energy switching scheme organised by Essex County Council aims…
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