The total installed capacity of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in Scotland has risen by 32% since last year to 140MW, according to figures from a group of renewables organisations.
Traditionally Boxing Day means piles of unwanted wrapping paper, bags and boxes in our homes, but this year Zero Waste Scotland has released a handy re-use and recycle guide to ease the waste.
The edie team are now off until the New Year but we thought we'd leave you with some festive fun and a sustainability roundup of 2014...
Boris Johnson has urged Londoners to think about how they dispose of their festive rubbish, saying that recycling could save the capital around £4m in disposal costs.
In a special edition of the Week in Numbers (or the WiNs as it's known around here), edie has rounded up the big figures from 2014 to encapsulate the ups-and-downs of the industry.
What were the biggest stories for sustainability professionals in 2014? Find out in our round-up which takes a look back at the year in pictures.
The greenhouse gas emissions of the world's 500 largest companies increased by 3.1% from 2010 to 2013, threatening the UN-set target to keep global warming within 2C.
Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, is encouraging organisations to be more sustainable and save money over the Christmas and New Year break.
At this time of year lots of buildings get effectively closed for the holiday season, however often the building owners don't respond properly and reduce the building to minimum energy consumption.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have successfully tested the world's first aircraft powered by both an electric motor and a petrol engine.
More than half of small businesses do not have a plan in place to deal with extreme weather conditions such as floods and snow storms.
The festive season could see the nation's annual energy bill rise by nearly £393m, according to new research from B&Q and the Energy Saving Trust.
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