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The History of Climate Change Negotiations in 83 seconds

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Scrobby the autonomous solar panel-scrubbing robot #Solar

Scrobby the autonomous solar panel-scrubbing robot #Solar | Green Deal | Scoop.it
Scrobby is a solar-powered, autonomous robot prototype designed to keep domestic solar panels clean and clear. It requires neither external power nor water ...

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Great for areas dominated by Seagulls with overactive bowel movements

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Mark Warren's curator insight, September 16, 5:28 AM

Scrobby, a solar-powered, autonomous robot prototype designed to keep domestic solar panels clean and clear.

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#Tax #Payers £9.2m spent on #solar panels for Council Houses

#Tax #Payers £9.2m spent on #solar panels for Council Houses | Green Deal | Scoop.it

A £9.2m scheme for 2,000 solar panels to be installed on council houses in Kirklees has been given the go ahead.


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Green millions in Kirklees

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Mark Warren's curator insight, September 24, 10:27 AM

The solar panels will be installed on 50 homes this year, 1,000 next year and 950 in 2016/2017.

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The Pneumad portable shelter inflates itself

The Pneumad portable shelter inflates itself | Green Deal | Scoop.it
The speed and ease with which portable shelters can be erected are often two of their key attributes. One recently designed portable shelter promises to be ...

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Great idea

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The #GreenDeal: consumers beware nasty surprises

The #GreenDeal: consumers beware nasty surprises | Green Deal | Scoop.it
The Green Deal is littered with caveats and controls that might deter potential consumers – but with a bit of awareness they should be able to avoid most pitfalls

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Green business will be the only business

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GreenDeal's curator insight, March 11, 2013 2:27 AM

With higher charges it will also slow the progress we need

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Greg Barker promises more Green Deal marketing

Greg Barker promises more Green Deal marketing | Green Deal | Scoop.it
Minister says a ‘large chunk’ of the government’s Green Deal budget is yet to be spent

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 Green Deal needs a shove to create awareness and make trade positive.. before spending money on a public awareness it must be sold to the supply chain 

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Ecobuild 2013 - Speeches - Inside Government - GOV.UK

Ecobuild 2013 - Speeches - Inside Government - GOV.UK | Green Deal | Scoop.it

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Mark Warren's curator insight, March 8, 2013 5:37 AM

Speech by Communities Minister Don Foster at the Ecobuild green building conference and exhibition. Originally given at the ExCeL Centre, London. This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered.

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Ed Davey defends green deal interest rates

Ed Davey defends green deal interest rates | Green Deal | Scoop.it
Energy and climate change secretary tells London sustainable building show that loan scheme rates are not excessive

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I think we should shop around for cheaper loans

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Mark Warren's curator insight, March 9, 2013 11:36 AM

Ed Davey, the energy and climate change secretary, defended the government's green deal loan scheme on Tuesday, saying the interest rates of around 7% for householders to undertake energy efficiency works are not excessive.

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The #GreenDeal: consumers beware nasty surprises

The #GreenDeal: consumers beware nasty surprises | Green Deal | Scoop.it
The Green Deal is littered with caveats and controls that might deter potential consumers – but with a bit of awareness they should be able to avoid most pitfalls

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With higher charges it will also slow the progress we need

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GreenDeal's curator insight, March 11, 2013 2:42 AM

Green business will be the only business

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MercantileInvestors.com & PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC comment on European Commission decision re UK VAT on energy saving materials.


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MercantileInvestors.com share PricewaterhouseCoopers  PwC 

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Death toll from Ukraine cold spell rises to 37

Death toll from Ukraine cold spell rises to 37 | Green Deal | Scoop.it
KIEV (Reuters) - Cold has killed 37 people in Ukraine so far this month as temperatures reached minus 23 Celsius (-9 Fahrenheit) in parts of the former Soviet republic, the government said.The Health

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last month people freeze to death and this month record temps too hot in another part of the world

 

 Climate Crisis is not a job for government, nor is it a task for scientists, this is the time of the entreprenur and sales people to do something that really matters and repair Earth. Sell or market something that will save C02!

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Thousands flee flooding in Malaysia - Australia Network News - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Thousands flee flooding in Malaysia - Australia Network News - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Green Deal | Scoop.it
Floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Malaysia has forced almost 14,000 people to flee their homes and seek shelter at relief centres.

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Flooding in Malaysia! Get a global perspective on Climate Change.  Climate Crisis is not a job for government, nor is it a task for scientists, this is the time of the entreprenur and sales people to do something that really matters and repair Earth. Sell or market something that will save C02!

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Cholera Spreads in Cuba After Hurricane Sandy | Environment News Service

Cholera Spreads in Cuba After Hurricane Sandy | Environment News Service | Green Deal | Scoop.it
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Epidemics and floods! What next

 

 Climate Crisis is not a job for government, nor is it a task for scientists, this is the time of the entreprenur and sales people to do something that really matters and repair Earth. Sell or market something that will save C02!

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Africa: Climate for Change

Africa: Climate for Change | Green Deal | Scoop.it
Africa, a continent facing frequent droughts, is especially vulnerable to climate change. But Africans are finding innovative solutions.

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 Climate Crisis is not a job for government, nor is it a task for scientists, this is the time of the entreprenur and sales people to do something that really matters and repair Earth. Sell or market something that will save C02!

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#Architecture: Incredible #Scottish Homes on Houzz

#Architecture: Incredible #Scottish Homes on Houzz | Green Deal | Scoop.it
Houzz shows up some wonderful examples of bold, innovative and traditional ways architects have responded to this beautiful landscape. From

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This should be the holiday home of the future

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Mark Warren's curator insight, September 21, 6:28 AM

#Architecture: Incredible #Scottish Homes on Houzz

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, September 21, 5:40 PM

Una colección preciosa de casas escocesas; desde casas modernas a castillos rehabilitados. Cada cual con su estilo, responden a la belleza del paisaje.

A. Perry Homes's curator insight, September 26, 5:58 PM

Take a tour on Houzz of some the grandest custom and luxury homes in Scotland.

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#Glass-encased Maintenance-Free House is built to last #Architecture

#Glass-encased Maintenance-Free House is built to last  #Architecture | Green Deal | Scoop.it
The overall lifetime of the home is also expected to be at least 150 years.

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What a great house

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Mark Warren's curator insight, September 26, 8:50 AM

In this way, the vulnerable plywood shell is protected from the weather.

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Not just #Tesco then? - Balfour Beatty uncovers fresh £75m profit black hole #Construction

Not just #Tesco then? - Balfour Beatty uncovers fresh £75m profit black hole #Construction | Green Deal | Scoop.it

Balfour Beatty’s problems deepened this morning after it warned of a further profit shortfall of £75m at its construction services business.


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Mark Warren's curator insight, September 29, 6:05 AM

Shares in Balfour tumbled 22% in early morning trading as city analysts slashed earlier profit forecasts to zero.

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Government will consider 'tweaks' to Green Deal

Government will consider 'tweaks' to Green Deal | Green Deal | Scoop.it
Energy secretary Ed Davey has not ruled out changing elements of the Green Deal should the government’s flagship retrofit programme encounter problems

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 Green Deal will need changes and fast

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Green Deal Finance Company exploring plans for Islamic financing

Green Deal Finance Company exploring plans for Islamic financing | Green Deal | Scoop.it
Department of Energy and Climate Change reveals work to make Green Deal accessible to British Muslims is under way

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Department of Energy and Climate Change doing more to make Green Deal work

 

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Mark Warren's curator insight, March 8, 2013 12:46 PM
Department of Energy and Climate Change reveals work to make Green Deal accessible to British Muslims is under way
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Sustainable houses are becoming the new ideal homes

Sustainable houses are becoming the new ideal homes | Green Deal | Scoop.it
John Vidal: The scale of the Ecobuild 2013 show in London's Docklands indicates that green building is going mainstream

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Straw bales for me

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GreenDeal's comment, March 11, 2013 2:25 AM
Certainly BIG at EcoBuild but all the punters seem to have a rucksack
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Ed Davey: #GreenDeal to lead to a million home improvements

Ed Davey: #GreenDeal to lead to a million home improvements | Green Deal | Scoop.it

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Great speech but will Ed Davey pull Green Deal off?

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Mark Warren's curator insight, March 9, 2013 11:38 AM

Davey said that the cumulative value of finance for the Green Deal is projected to be over £1 billion by 2015 and that the scheme already has 40 approved Green Deal providers, along with 75 assessor organisations registered and over 600 installer organisations.

GreenDeal's comment, March 11, 2013 2:23 AM
Will Green Deal providers be an exclusive club for the big players?
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Green Deal’s ‘Golden Rule’ not a ‘sensible’ rule

Green Deal’s ‘Golden Rule’ not a ‘sensible’ rule | Green Deal | Scoop.it
The Government’s “Golden Rule” in the Green Deal is not a “sensible” rule as it will exclude a lot of people from benefitting from the scheme and will not help ...

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With higher charges than expected it does slow growth of Green Deal when coupled to Golden Rule but it needed some measure to stop sharks from tucking people up!

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Mark Warren's curator insight, March 9, 2013 11:39 AM

The Government’s “Golden Rule” in the Green Deal is not a “sensible” rule as it will exclude a lot of people from benefitting from the scheme and will not help in reaching 2050 carbon targets.


it would only apply to those who are eligible within the Golden Rule, which will be confined to cheap measures such as loft or cavity wall insulation.

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Weather extremes push Sri Lanka to adopt crop insurance - AlertNet

Weather extremes push Sri Lanka to adopt crop insurance - AlertNet | Green Deal | Scoop.it
$1 million national programme aims to help farmers cope with worsening drought and flooding

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Global challenges must be taken seriously 

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Deadly floods strike rain-soaked Sri Lanka

Deadly floods strike rain-soaked Sri Lanka | Green Deal | Scoop.it
Officials report 25 people killed, 36 more still missing, and more than 265,000 others marooned inside their homes.

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Right now I'm in Sri Lanka and the storms have been wild... better today

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India: Maharashtra drought situation alarming, says Pawar | Humanitarian News

India: Maharashtra drought situation alarming, says Pawar | Humanitarian News | Green Deal | Scoop.it
Source: Times of India Country: India MUMBAI: Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Friday described the drought situation in Maharashtra as 'alarming' and called for urgent steps to overcome water shortage in the state.

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 Climate Crisis is not a job for government, nor is it a task for scientists, this is the time of the entreprenur and sales people to do something that really matters and repair Earth. Sell or market something that will save C02!

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Floods in Sri Lanka drought in India
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Endless rain has transformed the Severn valley

Endless rain has transformed the Severn valley | Green Deal | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Wenlock Edge: There's no capacity in the land to take more water

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 Climate Crisis is not a job for government, nor is it a task for scientists, this is the time of the entreprenur and sales people to do something that really matters and repair Earth. Sell or market something that will save C02!

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