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National Grid under pressure

National Grid

Britain’s National Grid has announced that emergency measures are going to be introduced to prevent the “lights going out” this winter. [Read more…]

Rumm Energy Management company deal

Specialist energy management company RUMM, has signed al multimillion pound deal in the USA, licensing the company’s technology and methodology. RUMM – remote utility monitoring and management –  based at Tredomen Gateway in Ystrad Mynach, is a spin-out company from the University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales), formed in 2005. RUMM has developed […]

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British Built Electric Buses Enter Service

Optare Metrocity

The Mayor of London officially welcomed the introduction of four British built, pure electric buses this week at an air quality event at The Mansion House.   [Read more…]

Green Deal improve UK homes

517,000 households have been helped to improve their homes to make them more energy efficient through the Green Deal or Energy Company Obligation (ECO) since the schemes started last year. Energy Company Obligation The Green Deal and ECO were introduced by the government to help people take control of their energy use and reduce their […]

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New appointments for Topstak

Topstak

Thanks to a rapidly growing interest in renewables, Topstak –  Vale of Glamorgan based specialists in renewable energy solutions, wood burning stoves and kitchens – has added three members to its renewables and stove installation team. [Read more…]

Salgado and Vanity Fair highlight Plight

World-famous Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado and Vanity Fair magazine have joined forces to publicize the plight of the Awá Indians, who have been labeled ‘Earth’s most threatened tribe’ by Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. The 13-page feature, published in December’s magazine, is out worldwide since November 1. Vanity Fair’s Senior Contributing […]

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Underground Waste Collection

Derek Monk, Managing Director of ESE World Ltd puts the case for underground waste collection systems, which save space, reduce visual impact, and improve carbon footprint. For around 20 years our European neighbours have been using underground waste systems to store both their recyclable and residual waste. At the same time they have drastically improved […]

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Commonwealth undermining tribal rights

Survival International Director

In a hard-hitting speech to representatives of the Commonwealth this Thursday, Survival International’s Director Stephen Corry will argue that countries such as the United Kingdom, Botswana and India are not concerned about the rights of tribal peoples and that the Commonwealth’s legacy of ‘dispossession and destruction’ for millions of tribal people is ‘constantly downplayed in the historical record’. [Read more…]

Tribe deals fatal blow to Vedanta mine

India’s Dongria Kondh tribe has overwhelmingly rejected plans by notorious British mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills, in an unprecedented triumph for tribal rights. Twelve Dongria villages have now unanimously voted against Vedanta’s mine during consultations ordered by India’s Supreme Court in April 2013, because their religious, […]

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Celebrities back Awa tribe

One year after Oscar winning actor Colin Firth launched Survival International’s campaign to save the Awá, Earth’s most threatened tribe, a large number of international celebrities have joined him and his wife Livia in backing the urgent campaign. Hollywood star Gillian Anderson, British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, Californian rock band Allah-Las, […]

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