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“The visibility provided by the Green Solutions Awards, and being selected among the best projects gives us an interesting and positive professional prestige,” says architect Josep Bunyesc
Post date: 14 Jun 2018
Type: News

Season 2.0 - Special Green Finance and Real Estate Since the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21, the financial community has come together and taken major steps towards tackling climate change, such as during the One Planet Summit in December 2017. Among the financial tools available to boost the transition towards a low carbon economy, green bonds are expected to help accelerate this shift, especially in the field of sustainable buildings and cities.
Post date: 14 Jun 2018
Type: News

The Welsh Government is offering to kick start a faltering clean energy project with the injection of £200 million. The tidal lagoon plant, to be located in Swansea Bay, has been in development for years, but is awaiting a subsidy contract from the UK Government. The plant will be the first of its kind in the world, and is intended as a pathfinder for future, larger lagoons. The technology harnesses the natural power of the tides by capturing the flow of water inside a man-made wall, which is then forced through turbines to generate clean electricity.  
Post date: 14 Jun 2018
Type: News

An increasing number of large scale sustainable energy projects from public authorities across Europe are demonstrating the investment opportunity for cities and regions in the energy transition. From Croatia to Ireland, projects are leveraging local investment, by combining European funding with innovative business models, and proving that energy efficiency investment is a win-win, for citizens and local governments alike.  
Post date: 14 Jun 2018
Type: News

In 2017, the Ecovillage des Noés won the Sustainable City Grand Prize in the Green Solutions Awards France.
Post date: 14 Jun 2018
Type: News

A new partnership between a Swedish energy start up and Siemens is expected to fast track the construction of a major battery factory in Europe.   Stockholm-based Northvolt is in the process of building a demonstration plant to develop industrial scale lithium-ion batteries.   The company is aiming to produce 32 gigawatt hours (GWh) of battery capacity each year, which will rival US and Chinese factories.  
Post date: 7 Jun 2018
Type: News

In the frame of the BiogasAction H2020 project, the Severn Wye Energy Agency (SWEA) has been concentrating its activities on promoting the concept of small-scale, on-farm and waste based anaerobic digestion (AD).   As part of its capacity-building actions, SWEA developed AD training videos aimed at the micro- AD plant owners that may not have the time to commit to more in-depth training, but they are not intended to replace more in-depth training.    Six 3-5 minute-long films cover key aspects of managing a micro-AD plant:
Post date: 7 Jun 2018
Type: News

Drone technology has the potential to transform our economies to be more sustainable and efficient.   The professional services group looked at the impact that drones could have upon the UK economy, finding significant improvements across all sectors.   Adopting new technologies, such as drones, are seen as important ways to monitor and manage the increased risks posed by climate change.   They could also add £42 billion to the UK economy, of which £1.1 billion is within agriculture, mining, and energy.  
Post date: 7 Jun 2018
Type: News

Google has launched a new tool to help UK households work out the solar potential of their homes. The service, called Project Sunroof, combines data from Google’s Earth and Maps platforms to estimate how much untapped solar power there is on roofs across the country.
Post date: 7 Jun 2018
Type: News

“Green Solutions Awards help us to raise awareness about the need to pay attention to health in the architecture exercise,” says architect Marta Torralba Triodos Bank Spain office in Malaga, designed by sAtt Arquitectura Abierta, won the second prize in the Health & Wellness category during the international final of the Green Solutions Awards 2017, and was also the winner of the same national awards’ category.
Post date: 7 Jun 2018
Type: News