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UK Government launches Balance of Competence Review on Energy

UK Government launches Balance of Competence Review on Energy | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
The government has published a call for evidence on the balance of competence between the United Kingdom and the European Union on energy.
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South Korea's New Sustainable City Inside An Airport

South Korea's New Sustainable City Inside An Airport | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
With koi ponds an entire shopping district and amazing energy saving features Incheon airport's Terminal 2 is one place you'll be totally cool with a...
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IEA Report Recognizes Canada as World Leader in Energy Efficiency

IEA Report Recognizes Canada as World Leader in Energy Efficiency | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, issued a statement on the 16th October regarding the International Energy Agency's (IEA) first Energy Efficiency Market Report.
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Aviation emissions: Commission proposes applying EU ETS to European regional airspace from 1 January 2014

Aviation emissions: Commission proposes applying EU ETS to European regional airspace from 1 January 2014 | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
The European Commission today proposed amending the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) so that aviation emissions would be covered for the part of flights that takes place in European regional airspace.
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EU adopts its position for the UN climate change conference

EU adopts its position for the UN climate change conference | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
The Environment Council on 14 October 2013 adopted conclusions in preparation for the UN climate talks, which will take place in Warsaw from 11 to 22 November 2013.
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Vestas will supply wind turbines for Romania's Crucea North wind farm

Vestas will supply wind turbines for Romania's Crucea North wind farm | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
Vestas, the Danish wind group, announced it will supply wind turbines for the Crucea North wind farm with an installed capacity 108MW, developed by Germany’s utility STEAG in Constanta County.The company said it wills tart delivering the 36...

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EWEA: TWENTIES project - Final report

EWEA: TWENTIES project - Final report | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
TWENTIES is a grids project that looks into how to operate grid systems with large amounts of wind and other renewables. It is the largest renewable energy project ever funded by the EU.
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Marseille signs international charter on sustainable urban lighting

Marseille signs international charter on sustainable urban lighting | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
The second largest city in France is the latest city to sign the LUCI Charter on Urban Lighting, a document that brings cities across the world together around common principles in sustainable urban lighting.
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Environment: New EU Action to protect biodiversity against problematic invasive species

Environment: New EU Action to protect biodiversity against problematic invasive species | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
The European Commission today proposed new legislation to prevent and manage the rapidly growing threat from invasive species. There are currently over 12 000 species present in Europe which are alien to the natural environment.
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Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme to save North Scotland £50 million a year on their energy bills

Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme to save North Scotland £50 million a year on their energy bills | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
Householders and businesses in the North of Scotland are set to save a total of £50 million a year on their energy bills after the Government retains a scheme to help with electricity distribution costs.
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Spanish municipality helps citizens to tackle fuel poverty via Energy Efficiency

Spanish municipality helps citizens to tackle fuel poverty via Energy Efficiency | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
The municipal council of Vacarisses (Spain), which joined the Covenant of Mayors in 2011, has launched an “Energy Advice Plan” to help families living in fuel poverty to reduce their energy consumption and pay their invoices.
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IKEA to Purchase Irish Wind Farm From Mainstream Renewable Power

IKEA to Purchase Irish Wind Farm From Mainstream Renewable Power | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has closed a deal to sell its 7.65 megawatt Carrickeeny Wind Farm to IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer.
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UK Combined Heat and Power (CHP) on the rise in UK as new stats reveal marked increase in usage

UK Combined Heat and Power (CHP) on the rise in UK as new stats reveal marked increase in usage | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
The Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) released by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveal that between 2011 and 2012 CHP capacity grew by almost 3% to 6.1GW, meeting 6.4% of the UK's total electricity needs.
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Foursquare check-ins show the pulse of London | #dataviz #smartcities

“ Vimeo is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them.”


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Environment: Water pollution is decreasing but a lot remains to be done

Environment: Water pollution is decreasing but a lot remains to be done | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
Water pollution caused by nitrates has decreased in Europe over the past two decades, but agricultural pressures are still putting water resources under strain.
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Work begins on UK's first Green laboratory

Work begins on UK's first Green laboratory | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
Construction has begun on the new £20 million GlaxoSmithKline Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry at The University of Nottingham.
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EEA: Air pollution still harming health across Europe

EEA: Air pollution still harming health across Europe | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
Around 90 % of city dwellers in the European Union (EU) are exposed to one of the most damaging air pollutants at levels deemed harmful to health by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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France’s Ban On Fracking Is ‘Absolute’

France’s Ban On Fracking Is ‘Absolute’ | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
Originally published on ClimateProgress
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France’s ban on fracking was finally completed Friday, as its constitutional court upheld a 2011 law prohibiting the practice and canceling all exploration permits.

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Coal to overtake oil as main source of energy by 2020

Coal to overtake oil as main source of energy by 2020 | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
The two main coal consumers, China and India, are turning back to it because it is cheaper and more reliable than oil or renewable energy sources.

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DECC: £6 million funding for local authority heat networks

DECC: £6 million funding for local authority heat networks | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
A new £6 million grant funding programme has been launched to help Local Authorities (LAs) in England and Wales to develop new heating and cooling networks, and expand existing networks.
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IEA: How emerging economies are changing the landscape of global energy innovation

IEA: How emerging economies are changing the landscape of global energy innovation | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
As China and Brazil step up their energy innovation efforts and foreign direct investment, they create new avenues for technology co-operation.
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Davey insists UK shale gas development will not be at expense of climate change targets

Davey insists UK shale gas development will not be at expense of climate change targets | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it

Secretary of State, Edward Davey, today made the case for the safe and responsible exploration of shale gas in the UK, in line with the UK’s climate change targets.

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PRESS RELEASE: Issue 2 of PanEuro – Energy & Environment available for digital download

PRESS RELEASE: Issue 2 of PanEuro – Energy & Environment available for digital download | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
In Issue 2 we have focused heavily on Grid and Transmission with a special in-depth report from PanEuro on the Friends on the Supergrid 2013 conference that we were delighted to attend earlier this year in Brussels.
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EEA: An overview of EU environment policy targets and objectives

EEA: An overview of EU environment policy targets and objectives | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
European Union legislation has established more than 130 separate environmental targets and objectives to be met between 2010 and 2050.
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EWEA: Offshore wind in deep waters opens up massive power potential

EWEA: Offshore wind in deep waters opens up massive power potential | Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Smart Cities, Private overseas renewable investment | Scoop.it
Deep water wind turbines are key to unlocking the massive energy potential in Europe's Atlantic and Mediterranean seas and the deepest parts of the North Sea, a new report from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) shows.
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