News – February 2012

Can Scotland cope with zero waste?

Planning Aid Scotland is holding a major event next week that poses the fundamental question Can We Cope With Zero Waste? Sub-titled Planning Our Way to a Zero Waste Future, the full-day conference will explore the key challenges and opportunities ahead for implementing the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan and consider how they will affect workplaces and communities. Key discussions will include: What do we do with our waste? Where do we put it? How do we …

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Biggest electric vehicle research project in Scotland doubles in size

The biggest research project carried out on electric vehicles in Scotland has more than doubled in size. Experts say the results of the project, led by Jewel & Esk College, will be crucial in building public confidence in electric vehicle technology and making such cars mainstream across Scotland. Jewel & Esk launched the project with four cars last August – one each at its campuses in Midlothian and Edinburgh, plus one each at Stevenson College …

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Scottish Business in the Community

Scottish Business in the Community Awards 2012

Scottish Business in the Community is now accepting entries for the SBC Awards 2012. The awards celebrate businesses that lead the way in responsible and sustainable business practice. Categories include SBC Large Company of the Year, SBC SME [Small and Medium sized Enterprise] of the Year, and Volunteer and Volunteering Team of the Year. New categories for this year are the SME Tackling Poverty Award and the Social Enterprise Tackling Poverty Award, which were introduced following …

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British greenhouse gases rise for first time since 2003

There was a significant increase in UK greenhouse gases in 2010 for the first time in several years, Government figures confirmed yesterday.

Deep waters could hold secret to future fuel needs

The North Sea could have reserves of a potentially valuable new fuel dubbed “fire ice” – which is tipped to become the world’s next major energy resource.

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