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PM backs virtual power station’ scheme

David Cameron has thrown his weight behind an ambitious scheme to replace one of the most polluting power stations in the UK with a loose collective of renewable installations and energy-reduction initiatives.

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Energy services director Aneysha Minocha, becomes FMJ’s FM insider

As this month's FM Insider, Aneysha Minocha, energy services director at GSH (pictured left), explains why saving energy should mean a whole lot more than just reducing utility costs.

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Be lean & green with Space’s new free guide for FMs

As more and more businesses step up their commitment to carbon reduction, issues such as recycling and avoiding landfill remain high on the FM's list of priorities, while it is clear that saving energy can have a real and instant impact on profitability. Implementing environmentally friendly practices has therefore become both a responsible and smart business strategy for FMs across all organisations regardless of their size.

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Environment Agency initiative highlights green business practices

The Environment Agency has begun a month-long initiative to recognise the British businesses that are helping to drive green growth, despite tough economic times.

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New guide helps businesses sustainably manage water

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and SustainAbility today released Water for Business. It is the first guide specifically designed for businesses to help them identify the water tools and initiatives most suitable for their business needs and environmental sustainability. This online guide will help businesses use water more effectively and support their efforts in adopting more sustainable solutions in partnership with other stakeholders.

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Tillery Valley win award for excellence in sustainability

Gwent-based food production company, Tillery Valley, and its commitment to sustainability have recently been recognised at the prestigious Foodservice Footprint awards. The competitive annual awards are the only awards scheme in the food service industry to reward and encourage sustainability across the supply chain, and celebrate outstanding corporate achievement and responsible business practices in organisations across the UK.

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CDP calls on UK Government to generate consistent greenhouse gas reporting

Following the release of the UK Government's draft regulation mandating the corporate reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions yesterday, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) applauds this important first step but will make recommendations to ensure the regulation meets long term market needs, is not viewed as a reporting burden for companies and has a positive impact on the Earth's climate.

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New guidance for businesses to report their sustainability credentials

UK businesses will find it simpler and easier to demonstrate their sustainability performance to the public and investors under new guidance proposed by Environment Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach yesterday.

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London 2012’s sustainability performance in the spotlight

WWF-UK and BioRegional have launched a new report Towards a One Planet Olympics Revisited that concludes that London 2012 has succeeded in being the most sustainable Games yet, but that failures have occurred in some significant areas.

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Retro Expo – all you need to know about sustainable FM in one place

For many facilities managers, the government's Green Deal is going to mean substantial change and new ways of working. With 26 million homes and 1.8 million commercial properties to undergo low carbon retrofit by 2050, many landlords and tenants are thinking of large-scale refurbishment right now.

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