Jan 31
TIPS: New guide helps explain the Green Deal

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Businesses championing the UK Government’s Green Deal scheme can now take advantage of a new consumer guide produced by the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, which doubles as a great sales tool and bona fide reference when explaining to customers what the initiative involves, and how it will benefit them. Endorsed by the Energy […]

Jan 21
The Observer Ethical Awards launch for 2013

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The Observer Ethical Awards, in association with Ecover, launched today as the search begins to find the UK’s environmental and social justice champions for 2013. The awards are the only ones hosted by a national newspaper, which focus on both environmental change and social justice. They highlight the initiatives, campaigns and people – big or […]

Jan 18
University receives green award

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Birmingham City University has become one of ten UK universities to be awarded the EcoCampus Platinum award, marking the institution’s achievements in improving environmental performance and practice. EcoCampus is the leading national environment management system and award scheme for the higher and further education sectors, enabling universities to identify, evaluate, manage and improve their environmental activity […]

Jan 15
EnglishPoint Marina Newsletter (December 2012)

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December was a short month at EnglishPoint Marina. Most of the 400+ construction crew went away for the Christmas holidays and to bring in the New Year. Some amazing aerial pictures of EnglishPoint Marina and Mombasa Old Town taken towards the end of 2012:           Now that we are all back […]

Jan 10
TIPS: Solar panels at home

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What consumers should consider, and look out for, if considering installing solar panels at home Since 2010, electricity companies have had to pay a feed-in tariff to customers who generate their own electricity. On 1 November 2012, a new system was introduced where the feed-in tariff available for new installations was reduced every three months, depending […]

OFT advises energy efficiency firms on business practices

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Commenting on the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) announcement today advising energy efficiency firms on business practices, Audrey Gallacher, Director of Energy at Consumer Focus said: Making a home more energy efficient is important for cutting bills, but can mean considerable up-front costs with consumers buying goods which they may only purchase once in their […]

Jan 02
PRODUCT: Pane for pain, the best bill saver around!

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With E.ON being the last of the big six energy suppliers to announce substantial price hikes for gas and electricity over the winter period, a growing number of UK households are turning to insulation methods such as secondary or third glazing to reduce their bills. Ecoease Secondary glazing, or in some cases third glazing, is […]