Carbon Brief (blog) What falling oil prices may mean for the future of renewable energy investment
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Some analysts argue that the falling oil price could end the world’s slow march towards zero carbon energy

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Half of UK home owners planning to improve their property this year
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More than half of home owners in the UK are planning improvements in 2015 with 12% of them hoping to extend or convert their property

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Build new homes in weeks, not months, minister warns housebuilders
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Firms that do not use new technology to speed up housebuilding risk being left behind, but housing minister rules out targets for new homes

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Bouygues to ‘reinvent cities’ with WWF France
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Bouygues and WWF France have partnered for three years as part of the “Reinventing Cities” initiative, which aims to create more sustainable urban lifestyles for communities and businesses.

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10 GREEN products we’ll be seeing more of this year.
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What new products and systems on the market will help you specify green in 2015? Katie Puckett rounds up nominations from sustainability experts. Carboin Buster Blocks – T Barrier – Heat Exchanger – Propelair Toilert – Eco Building Boards – VRM to BIM – Porptherm Bricks – Passive Ventilkation – LED’s – Innovative Timber

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Profitable Places: Why housebuilders invest in landscape
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Booklet aimed at developers highlighting five ways to add value to a new project..Illustrated through five housing case studies where landscape has informed the location, layout and design of new developments to great effect.

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ENOUGHNESS: Restoring Balance to the Economy in the Most Awesome Way Ever
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5 minutes | How we see the world determines how we act. Western thought sees us at war with each other over resources. In Indigenous philosophy, we are all related as individuals in balance with nature. Enoughness juxtaposes these two world views and delivers some startling facts.

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Rising sea levels will wash away 7,000 UK homes
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They will do more than this by impacting signifiacntly on infrastucture. VERY long term planning is required without short term political interfernce.

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