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Display Energy Certificates for all Public Buildings

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The UK Green Building Council recommends the mandatory display of an A to G rating for the energy efficiency of all non-residential buildings - as early as 2012.

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Energetica Placemaking Guidance out for public consultation.

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The public will have its say on special planning guidance for a unique energy energy destination to the north of Aberdeen as consultation into new draft documents is launched.

Planning guidance has now been published for all proposed development within Energetica­ – a new energy community stretching north from the Bridge of Don to Peterhead and west to the airport.  

Energetica Placemaking Supplementary Guidance was unveiled in May by ACSEF (Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future) and, after being reported to the Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure Committee at Aberdeen City Council and at Aberdeenshire Council’s Area Committees, extensive consultation is now taking place.

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Urgent need for boost in Goverment Renewables Subsidy

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 Green Energy Parks’ Managing Director, Chris Williams, says that the upcoming ROCs banding review must deliver vital clarity for the industry 

“DECC’s anticipated consultation on the Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) banding review will provide further opportunity to drive for system reform and stability for renewables. This will build upon the path laid out by the Government’s White Paper for Electricity Market Reform last month.  It is vital that we achieve clarity to nurture market investment and push forward for a truly low-carbon economy.

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Community Sustainable Energy Programme awards £2 million grant funding

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The eleventh round of the Community Sustainable Energy Programme (CSEP) capital grants stream has taken place and BRE is pleased to announce that 101 projects have been offered funding for the installation of microgeneration and energy saving technologies. The Selection Panel reviewed 149 projects and awarded approx £2 million to the projects which it felt best demonstrated the aims of the programme. Successful applicants included approx 32 schools and colleges, as well as numerous charities, trusts, community and faith organisations.  A third hydro turbine project was also successful for a wildlife trust centre in London.

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Celebrity, Luxury and Eco Brands rally for Rainforest Foundation Chistmas Auction!

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RAINFOREST

Event: 12 Days of Christmas gift auction
Dates: Tuesday 15th – Sunday 27th November, 2011. All items shipping by Wednesday 7th December, 2011.
Preview: www.rainforestfoundationuk.org
Auction: www.ebay.co.uk/12days
All proceeds go to the Rainforest Foundation UK.

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Riverside and UNTHA unveil shredding innovation for first time in UK at RWM

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Riverside Waste Machinery, the specialist shredding and baling equipment supplier, will once again have a major presence at the ‘RWM in partnership with CIWM’ exhibition (September 13-15th).

 Joining forces with pioneering Austrian shredder manufacturer UNTHA on one of the largest stands of the show, the team will demonstrate its leading expertise in waste management.

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Thorworld Puts Safety First To Protect Goods, Premises, Vehicles and Personnel in the Loading Bay

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John Meale, managing director of leading loading/unloading equipment specialist Thorworld Industries Ltd explains how a positive commitment to safety in and around the loading bay can help firms save money and provide long-term peace of mind.


While the Government has recently initiated a Red Tape Challenge seeking views on health and safety legislation, market-leading loading and unloading equipment specialist Thorworld Industries has issued a reminder that it is in the interest of all businesses not to wait for official guidance and take a proactive approach to protect its own workers and resources.

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UK Timber Industry to Meet Government’s Independent Panel on Forestry

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Some of the biggest names in the UK timber industry are to meet with the Government’s Independent Panel on Forestry in a bid to ensure commercial interests are recognised as part of future policy for forestry and woodland management. 

 A team made up of EGGER (UK) Ltd, James Jones & Sons, BSW Timber and Iggesund Paper Board is to meet with Panel members during their visit to the Kielder Forest in Northumberland on Tuesday (26 July 2011).

 Chaired by the Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, the Panel was established in March 2011 to advise Government on the future direction of forestry and woodland policy in England – and the role of the Forestry Commission in implementing that policy.

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FIND Maps Releases Environmental Data Viewing Subscription Service ‘EnviroFIND’

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 FIND Maps (www.findmaps.co.uk), the UK's most advanced online mapping website for professionals, has announced the launch of ‘EnviroFIND’ – an online commercial environmental data viewing subscription service.

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