Green/sustainable business

Top billing for Good Energy in Which? report as it takes on the utility giants

January 21, 2014
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Top billing for Good Energy in Which? report as it takes on the utility giants

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based green energy group, has been awarded top slot in consumer group Which?’s annual energy company satisfaction survey for the third year in a row. The survey covers customers’ views on service, value for money, accuracy and clarity of bills, complaints and energy saving – and Good Energy scored a five-star...

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Work on UK’s biggest solar farm powers ahead thanks to Thrings and WebbPaton

January 6, 2014
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Work on UK’s biggest solar farm powers ahead thanks to Thrings and WebbPaton

Construction work has started on the UK’s largest solar power farm, thanks to the latest collaboration between law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, and Royal Wootton Bassett-based land agency WebbPaton. Agricultural land specialists at Thrings and WebbPaton acted on behalf of the landowner of the 230-acre site near Didcot, including...

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New Year’s Honours for Swindon business figures

December 31, 2013
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New Year’s Honours for Swindon business figures

Some of the most influential business people in the Swindon area have been recognised in today’s New Year’s Honours list. Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud, pictured, who chose Swindon for his first pioneering sustainable low-cost housing development, has been honoured for services to sustainable living and energy saving with the MBE. Mr McCloud’s passion...

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Free smartcard scheme is just the ticket to get commuters out of their cars and on the buses

December 31, 2013
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Free smartcard scheme is just the ticket to get commuters out of their cars and on the buses

Car commuters in Swindon are being offered free smartcards to persuade them to try the journey to work by bus in the New Year. Swindon Travel Choices, the organisation that promotes alternative methods of travel into the town centre, is offering the cards for use on Thamesdown Transport and Stagecoach during January and February....

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Top UK ranking for Swindon housing group GreenSquare

December 31, 2013
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Top UK ranking for Swindon housing group GreenSquare

GreenSquare, the Swindon-based social housing group, has been placed among the top five housing associations in the UK. It is the only South West-based housing association to be included in the list, compiled by leading industry magazine 24housing and the Housing Quality Network (HQN). GreenSquare came in at number five in the rankings, based...

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Legal challenge to Good Energy’s Dorset solar scheme

December 30, 2013
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Legal challenge to Good Energy’s Dorset solar scheme

Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier Good Energy is taking legal advice following a challenge to its plans to build a 28 megawatt (MW) solar energy site in East Dorset. The firm, which received planning consent for the project in November, said it understood a claim had been submitted to the Administrative Court for a judicial...

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We can take off pressure from London’s overcrowded airports, say Bristol Airport chiefs

December 17, 2013
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We can take off pressure from London’s overcrowded airports, say Bristol Airport chiefs

The Government should not overlook the vital role regional airports such as Bristol can play in helping solve the looming gridlock at airports serving London and the South East. The message, from Bristol Airport boss Robert Sinclair, came today as the Airports Commission’s interim report into the capacity constraints at Heathrow and Gatwick was...

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Key appointment will help small West firms win share of buoyant offshore wind market

December 10, 2013
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Key appointment will help small West firms win share of buoyant offshore wind market

The Manufacturing Advisory Service has appointed a supply chain specialist in the South West to ensure that manufacturers gain a significant share of the lucrative opportunities presented by the UK’s burgeoning offshore wind market. Nick Kirsop-Taylor, pictured, will help firms tap into the recently-launched £20m GROW:OffshoreWind service that supports companies looking to break into...

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Govt’s wind turbine planning changes could be big blow to badly-needed schemes

December 9, 2013
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Govt’s wind turbine planning changes could be big blow to badly-needed schemes

A West of England property expert is warning that Government plans to give communities a greater say over wind turbine proposals are deeply flawed and could scupper many small schemes. James Davis, pictured, who heads the regionally-based planning team at national property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall, fears the changes will make smaller renewable energy schemes...

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Growing use of innovation that turns waste into compost

December 3, 2013
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Growing use of innovation that turns waste into compost

Green innovation that replaces chemical fertilisers with compost produced from waste will be explained at a lecture in Swindon next week. Devizes-based organisation Land Network will explain how it is helping farmers across the UK and beyond use compost made from waste while helping towards reducing the country’s carbon footprint. Ray Lewington, chairman of...

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