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What the £30m Headrow renovation will look like when it's done

University of Strathclyde Summary A new animation showing what the Headrow will look like after its £30m renovation has been revealed. The scheme, set to be completed in spring 2021, will feature wider pavements for pedestrians as well as safer crossings and cycle ways. Buses will...


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Is burning rubbish a sustainable landfill alternative?

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Summary Perhaps unsurprisingly, the country has one of the cleanest records in the world when it comes to this particular metric. The UK and France, by comparison, send a respective 28% and 22% of their collected refuse to landfill sites, where it...


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More details emerge about plans to build huge waste incinerator on site of Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station

Nottinghamshire Live Summary More details have been revealed about a huge new £330 million power station which could be built on the site of the current Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station. While the current station is coal-powered and has operated for more than 50 years, the proposed new...


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How green energy saves a fortune

Edinburgh News Summary District heating schemes reduce carbon emissions and also save customers money, writes Gavin Corbett. Energy isn’t sexy. That may come as something of a shock. Bring together a bunch of energy enthusiasts and you will be soon be drowning in a sea of acronyms and a...


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King’s Cross development receives £69 million green finance loan

London Post Summary Property developer Argent has secured a £69 million loan facility on behalf of the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) from HSBC UK (acting as Green Loan Coordinator) and NatWest to support the development of a sustainable residential development in King’s...


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Unanimous backing for bid to cut red tape over ‘west end’ hot water and heating hubs

East Devon News Summary Proposals to cut red tape and speed up plans for ‘district heating networks’ in the west end of East Devon have been unanimously backed. Development Management Committee chiefs this week approved a Local Development Order (LDO) for such schemes – seen as being...


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£230m Energy Plant Will Bring Almost 500 Jobs to Teesside if Given Green Light

Teesside Live Summary Plans which could see a £230m energy plant being built on Teesside are expected to create almost 500 jobs. Plans were initially submitted last year by Graythorp Energy Ltd to build a combined heat and power plant on a 15-acre site at Tofts Road West, next to the...


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Flexitricity’s Virtual Power Plant Surpasses 500 Megawatts

Middle East Utilities Summary Flexitricity is working with a host of public sector organisations, industrial and commercial businesses, and utility scale flexible energy projects, to offer National Grid the flexibility it needs to meet the energy demands of the UK. Dr Alastair Martin,...


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EESL to invest £150 million in UK, Ireland this year

Eastern Eye Summary INDIAN energy firm Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power, will invest £150 million in the UK and Ireland markets in 2020 through its UK joint venture EnergyPro Assets Limited (EPAL). The fresh investment will be...


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Celebrating Pimlico District Heating Unit

City of Westminster Summary Westminster is celebrating its long-serving, low-carbon, local heat supply. Pimlico District Heating Unit (PDHU) has been supplying affordable and sustainable energy to residents for nearly 70 years. The PDHU was developed and built in the post-war period to...