News – October 2011

Energy cost reduction centre aims to be UK leader

A Scottish social enterprise is aiming to become the UK’s top energy cost reduction centre within two years, creating jobs and cutting emissions in the process.

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SSE encourages local business to travel sustainably

SSE hosted a sustainable travel summit today at Perth Racecourse supported by Perth and Kinross Council and Perthshire Chamber of Commerce. The inaugural event encouraged businesses to share ideas in sustainable travel and was well attended by representatives and exhibitors from small and medium businesses in the area who were given the opportunity for discussion, networking and to show sustainable travel products, including electric bikes and mopeds.

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Energy Saving Week 2011 has begun!

Millions of people across the UK have already managed to cut their energy bills, but millions more could cut costs further. If you’re still wondering how to avoid the rise in energy prices this winter you’ve come to the right place. Energy Saving Week is packed full of information to help you stop wondering and start taking action.

“Good progress” at wind tower plant

A wind tower manufacturing plant saved from closure in May is making good progress, according to its new owners.

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Businesses failing to take full advantage of Feed-in Tariff

Scottish businesses are missing opportunities to generate revenue and profit from renewable energy technologies, according to new figures from Scottish Renewables.

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New peatland group launched

A new initiative was launched today, 11 October, to co-ordinate peatland restoration and peat management activity in Scotland. The project, which involves a number of key stakeholders, is led by Scotland’s Moorland Forum.

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