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Renewable energy trusts to raise £380m

Renewable energy trusts to raise £380m

Investment trusts investing in renewable energy sources have embarked on a spree of capital raising as popularity of the sector continues to grow, the FT Adviser has reported.

UKLPG warns public against upcycling gas cylinders

UKLPG warns against upcycling gas cylinders

The trade body representing the UK’s liquefied petroleum (LP) gas industry, UKLPG, is warning budding artists and home renovators against cutting up old gas cylinders for their projects.

Insulation programme to “save UK households £4.9bn a year by 2030”

Insulation programme to “save households £4.9bn a year by 2030”

A new report published today (30 October) claims an ambitious home energy efficiency investment programme could increase UK GDP by £13.9bn per year by 2030.

British company acquires Swiss battery materials business for £47m

Johnson Matthey acquires Swiss battery materials business for £47m

British chemicals and precious metals company Johnson Matthey has acquired the battery materials business of Swiss chemicals company Clariant AG (Clariant) for £47m.

Spanish company expands its solar farm presence in UK

Spanish company expands its solar farm presence in UK

OPDE, a Spanish developer of solar PV plants, recently gained approval for a new 18MWp solar farm in Iwade, Kent.

Children’s book features women working in the trades sector

Children’s book features women working in trades

A children’s book designed to challenge gender stereotypes in the trades sector features NICEIC registered electrical contractor Mandy Reynolds.

52 Lime Street development achieves a BREEAM first

52 Lime Street achieves a BREEAM first

A new City of London office tower, 52 Lime Street, has been awarded the first BREEAM UK New Construction 2014 certificate for building design.

National Grid addresses energy supply concerns

National Grid addresses supply concerns

According to the National Grid’s 2014/15 Winter Outlook, electricity margins are tighter but manageable.

Industry personnel involved in Worker of Year final

23 September 2014

Two people from the building services sector have been named as finalists within the UK Worker of the Year 2014 initiative.

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    H&V News - 22 October

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    22 October 2014

    Only available in our digital edition, H&V News covers the price increase reported by contractors - highlighting the struggle companies face trying to meet prices for fixed-price work; the industry’s reaction to the government’s announcement that a new phase of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund will launch before the end of November; and Ofgem’s investigation into British Gas, E.ON ...

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    The importance of improving indoor air quality

    The ventilation industry has developed a range of energy-efficient products over the past few years to help its customers achieve robust sustainability targets. 

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    29 October 2014

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    Apprenticeships require a vigorously applied vision

    I read with interest and concern in equal measure some of the recent comments regarding apprenticeships.

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