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Britain saw another pickup of around 169MW when Tom Daley won a bronze medal on Tuesday night

National Grid prepares for Olympic demand spike

National Grid is preparing for a 400MW spike in demand on Saturday (13 August) as people tune in to watch Olympic athletes compete for gold medals.

The Olympic torch that lit the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony. The 2016 Games succeeded in raising global awareness of the looming consequences of climate change

Rio 2016: a beacon of hope for the global climate movement?

The earth's population woke up this morning (8 August) to the news that humanity has overshot its annual budget for natural resources four months early. But will the daunting realisations of 'Earth Overshoot Day' finally shift into the mainstream thanks to high-profile events such as the Rio 2016 Olympics?

Rio's 2016 Summer Games plays host to 42 Olympic sports from 5-21 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics: How sustainable is the greatest show on Earth?

It was dubbed a "green games for a blue planet" during the bidding process, but the event has since become shrouded in controversy, with venues contaminated with waste, waters infected with superbugs, and the host city's air quality remaining at deadly levels. So, just how 'sustainable' is the Rio 2016 Olympics?

Ben Ainslie Racing headquarters. Photo courtesy of Shaun Roster

Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie calls on sports teams to champion sustainability

Four time Olympic gold winner Sir Ben Ainslie has called on the UK's sporting organisations to raise the profile of sustainability, as the Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) sailing team's new energy efficient headquarters in Portsmouth reaches its final stages of construction.

ETI: Bioenergy insights into the future UK Bioenergy Sector

What is the most effective way of delivering a particular bioenergy outcome in the UK, taking into account the available biomass resources, the geography of the UK, time, technology options and logistics networks?

Sustainability reporting: explained

An introductory guide on the principle sustainability reporting frameworks and best practice guidance, from CSR sustainability consultancy CLT envirolaw.

Maximise the energy production capability of Anaerobic Digestion Plants

Given the relatively high costs associated with setting up an AD plant it is essential that once operational the plant is optimised for maximum performance – which in this instance is measured by the volumes of biogas which can then be used in the generation of heat and power.

Cutting Costs: The energy potential of UK commercial rooftops

Welcome to this study on the potential cost savings commercial rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) offers to UK plc. The case for commercial rooftop solar PV has so far rested primarily on the green credentials of the technology. The lack of a definitive case for short-term return on investment on the capital costs of installing rooftop PV has been a barrier to widespread uptake.


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