Residents of Bridlington in Yorkshire are to be used to try out a scheme that has already proved hugely successful in many other areas of the country. 22,000 residents will all receive a new 7 litre mini bin that will be used to house food scraps and left-overs which are then put in big brown bins to be recycled rather than being sent to landfill.
The renewable energy market is currently gathering momentum, and by 2015 the sector is estimated to be worth a staggering £500 million a year. With this in mind, a new training academy has been announced in Wrexham, to be run by Sharp Solar.
The Scottish Government has made a positive step in turning the country green by adding an additional £1m worth of funding through the boiler scrappage scheme. The move complements the competitive uptake of vouchers from the previous year’s scrappage scheme which was officially launched in March 2010. Read more…
Over thirty tradesmen are being trained in installing greener equipment into homes in Rochdale by using a house intended for demolition.
Hampton court Palace, the tower of London, Buckingham and Kensington palace are due to be made ‘green’ , thanks to a massive project to reduce bills and ultimately carbon footprints; which are excessive due to the old age of the buildings.
To promote trying to make homes eco-friendly, more than 50 homes in Bristol will open their doors for members of the public to visit in order to demonstrate how to reduce domestic energy consumption and eco-retrofit older properties. The open houses will be part of the UK’s Open House Month and will take place on 11–12th of September 2010.