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eBay to use clean energy as prime power for its data centres

eBay Inc., the global auction marketplace, has set a bold new vision for powering commerce with clean energy, by announcing plans to build the next phase of the company's flagship data centre with renewable energy as its primary power source. Partnering with Bloom Energy, eBay is building the country's largest non-utility fuel cell installation. Renewable energy typically supplements the electric grid, but eBay is designing renewable energy into the core of its global commerce platform, incorporating 'green' servers into the new data centre's energy architecture. The electric utility grid will be used only as backup.

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Energy and real estate professionals credited with Crown Estate’s

The Crown Estate earned a net profit (income surplus) of

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Ideas for change’ format meets the delegate brief at ThinkFM

On Monday 18 June 2012, over 320 individuals involved in the facilities management (FM) sector gathered together at The Royal College of Physicians in London for the second annual ThinkFM conference, organised by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), in association with Workplace Law.

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Elior UK offers employees NVQ in customer service

The contract caterer, Elior UK, is currently working with training partner, Babcock, to deliver the NVQ to over 250 qualifying Elior service champions.

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First Mile launches new food recycling service for businesses in London

This month, Islington-based recycling company, First Mile, launched a food recycling service for central London businesses. The service, which is supported by WRAP, has been designed to provide all types of business with a daily, low-cost food recycling collection service. The service will reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 579 tonnes in the first two years of service.

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The risks of the very small

There are serious gaps in our awareness of the potential risks involved in handling nanomaterials at work, and serious shortcomings in the way that those risks are communicated to workplaces, according to a new literature review from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).

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Scottish businessman takes the reins at industry trade association

A Scottish businessman has been elected chairman of a national trade body, which represents the UK's building preservation industry.

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Costain Group makes senior strategic appointment

The Costain Group, the construction, infrastructure, energy and maintenance service provider has appointed Mark Rogerson MBE to its executive board in the new role of chief development officer.

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Recognition for cleaning in Women 1st Top 100

Lynn Webster, managing director of Lynn Webster Consultants (LWC), has been confirmed, for the second year running, as one of the UK's Top 100 most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.

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RICS Wales welcomes review of business rates

RICS welcomed the review of business rates in Wales, published by the Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, Edwina Hart AM last week (12 June).

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