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  • Scottish Power announce up to 19% price rises

    Households struggling to pay their energy bills after the most recent price rises will soon find that tariffs are to go up once more. ScottishPower has announced that it will increase the cost of gas by 19 per cent and electricity by ten per cent from August 1st and it is thought that other utility…

  • Facebook Shares Green Data Centre Technology with Rival Companies

    Facebook has announced that it will share the design secrets behind its new energy-efficient data centre with rival companies. In Prineville, Oregon Facebook’s facility is said to use 38% less power than existing centres. By making the innovations public, it hopes to reduce the amount of electricity the industry uses.

  • Government to Support Developing Countries to Reduce Carbon Emissions

    The UK Government has pledged its support to a global scheme which will help developing countries cut their carbon emissions. The UK Government has announced that it will support the World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness to help developing countries set up their own carbon trading systems to cut emissions. It is expected that this…

  • New £5 Million Low Carbon Grant Fund for Cornish Businesses

    A new £5 million grant fund has been launched to help Cornish businesses reduce their carbon footprint. The Low Carbon Grant Fund is being made available through the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) Convergence programme, offering grants of between £70,000 and £1 million. The initiative will support businesses in Cornwall that want to reduce their…

  • New Guide Outlines the Shape of Scotland’s Low Carbon Economy

    Scottish Enterprise is supporting all types and sizes of firms to use energy and resource efficiency as a means of enabling growth. Its new guide sets out to explain what Scotland’s low carbon economy will look like, and how all companies can benefit from forward planning.