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Take control of your heating, save £500m a year

Householders in Britain could save £500 million a year if they take control of their heating. That’s according to the Energy Saving Trust (EST), which reveals although 78% of those surveyed claim to understand how to use their heating, half of them are incorrectly using the controls. Nearly 40% of Brits believe it’s more efficient… Read More »Take control of your heating, save £500m a year

We can have small nuclear fusion in a decade – claims Lockheed Martin

US engineers claim they are working on a compact nuclear fusion reactor (CFR) which can be readily used within a decade. If they succeed, the team at defence firm Lockheed Martin will blast apart assumptions of those who believe nuclear fusion is a pipe dream. In a video on the company site, a confident project… Read More »We can have small nuclear fusion in a decade – claims Lockheed Martin

Green light for four Scottish offshore wind farms

Four major offshore wind farms in Scotland have been granted development consent by the Scottish Government. The Neart Na Gaoithe, Inch Cape Offshore Limited, Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo projects in the Forth and Tay region will have a total capacity of 2.28GW. They will generate enough electricity to power more than 1.4 million homes… Read More »Green light for four Scottish offshore wind farms

Scottish Water unveils £3.5bn investment plan

  • Water

Scottish Water has announced it is investing £3.5 billion to improve water mains and drinking water supplies. The company’s six-year investment programme, supported by £720 million from the Scottish Government, is expected to support 5,000 construction jobs. Projects include more than £280 million in improvements to water mains and treatment works, £100 million for a… Read More »Scottish Water unveils £3.5bn investment plan