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Plan to make Loofah fruit replace plastic sponges

Plan to make Loofah fruit replace plastic sponges: A fruit that belongs to the cucumber family called a Loofah, can provide a sustainable alternative to plastic washing-up sponges. Aiming to encourage people to buy seeds of the crop, plant them and start washing dishes with sustainability in mind the National Trust have launched an initiative.…
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Hydrogen plant in pursuit of technology to be built

Hydrogen plant in pursuit of technology to be built: Work has started on building a new pilot hydrogen plant by Cranfield University in a bid to test new hydrogen production technology that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A 1.5MW pilot plant, the so-called HyPer project, uses a novel hydrogen production technology invented by the development…
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Former coal-fired power station to low carbon homes

Former coal-fired power station to low carbon homes: The Greenlight has been given to ENGIE to transform coal-fired power station site in Staffordshire into a mixed-use development of 2,300 new low carbon homes and a school. Planning permission has been granted by Cannock Chase District Council and Lichfield District Council for the plan will see…
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2bn investment plan unveiled by Electricity North West

2bn investment plan unveiled by Electricity North West : A draft plan has been set out to invest almost £2 billion in the region’s power network before 2028 by Electricity North West. Plans to increase the investment by 44% to £1.97 billion between 2023 and 2028 as it aims to reduce the number and duration…
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Restart of EDF’s reactors have been approved

Restart of EDF’s reactors have been approved: EDF have been allowed to return its two reactor at Hunterston B in Scotland to service for a limited period of operation by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). After cracks observed in the graphite bricks that form the reactor core the reactors closed in 2018. Approximately six…
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European wind energy investment topped by UK

European wind energy investment topped by UK: The UK has hit the top spot in the European rankings of overall investment in wind farms last year,Investing an estimated €13 billion (11.2bn) into new installations. It is estimated that Europe invested €43 billion (£37.3bn) in new wind farms in 2020, this is the second-highest annual amount…
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The key to net zero is tackling UK’s ‘polluter elite’

The key to net zero is tackling UK’s ‘polluter elite’: Changing the way of life for the UK’s wealthiest people, the so called ‘polluter elite’ could be the key to the country’s net zero journey. A new report by the Cambridge Sustainability Commission on Scaling Behaviour Change, following a review of existing evidence suggests that…
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Troops march on brighter days as first solar PV Plant joins

Troops march on brighter days as first solar PV Plant joins:  After plans to launch the first solar photovoltaic farm have been unveilied and the British Army is looking forward to brighter days. The 2.3MW solar farm will span approximately four hectares and will feature 4,248 solar panels and will be located at the Defence…
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Social Housing emissions to be slashed

Social Housing emissions to be slashed: A UK-wide heat pump project has been launched by Centrica to help customers save on their energy bills and to drive down social housing emissions. This project is set to replace existing heating systems in 600 homes across the North West, Midlands, North, East and South West with low…
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To be 100% renewable the UK needs 49.5GW of flexibility

To be 100% renewable the UK needs 49.5GW of flexibility: If the UK is to attain an entirely renewable future, technology group Wärtsilä has pointed out that they must install more flexible energy storage & gas technologies to achieve this. It has stressed the need for 49.5GW of flexible assets if the UK’s energy systems…
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