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UK cleantech news: 30 July 2009

houses-of-parliamentMayor’s energy- busting building makeover helps ‘boys in blue’ go green

Wembley police station has become the first building to get an eco-makeover from the Mayor of London’s scheme to make public buildings greener and save taxpayers’ money on fuel bills.

Energy bills ‘need to be simplified’

A price comparison website is calling on energy providers to simplify customers’ bills after an examining board found almost half of Britons are not qualified to read them.

RES outlines plans for Den Brook windfarm in England

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has revealed details of its plans to build a windfarm at Den Brook, in the English west country.

ETI announces new buildings project

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) wants to establish a team of experts to form a consortium that will identify cost effective strategies to reduce domestic energy consumption. The heating, cooling and ventilation of the UK’s 26 million homes currently accounts for about one-third of the country’s total CO2 emissions.

How green will my valley be?

British Gas and the Welsh Assembly Government today announced that the UK’s first dedicated Green Skills Training Centre will be opened in Tredegar in the South Wales Valleys later this year.

Hybrid cars rolled out at Scottish taxi firm

A taxi company in Scotland has announced plans to roll out a green fleet of vehicles for commercial use. Calder Cabs, based in the West Lothian and Edinburgh region, has become the first taxi firm to use Toyota Prius cars as part of its fleet.

North East green energy company wins cash award

Community Renewable Energy (CoRE) has proved it’s up for the green challenge after winning funding to further renewable projects. As part of NESTA’s (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) Big Green Challenge, CoRE will receive £20,000 plus a tailored package of support.

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