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environmental growth

environmental growth

Surely not?

By manda
Inspiration in Barcelona

Inspiration in Barcelona

This is properly inspiring. Have a look. Start thinking.:) I am!

By manda
smash and grab on electric car charging

smash and grab on electric car charging

Is this the Problem with Big, raising its head again? As electric cars become successful, the big guys move in. Is this perhaps not always for the greater good?

By manda
bristol green doors

bristol green doors

Fantastic programme to share green home expertise...we love it!

By manda
Ofgem warns of increased risk of power shortages

Ofgem warns of increased risk of power shortages

The danger of power shortages in the UK by the middle of the decade has risen, according to industry regulator Ofgem.

By manda
green hotelier case study

green hotelier case study

Green Hotelier magazine case study of its 2013 winner....

By manda
wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!

wrens: small, noisy and very territorial!

"Time to go back to the future where we have control over our own energy. Time to stop faffing about".  Indeed! The words of a very wise man!

By manda
a curtain that could change your life?

a curtain that could change your life?

And the deal is, you make it yourself. Here are the plans...

By manda
low carbon ladock

low carbon ladock

Local energy generation expected to add over £2m to Ladock parish over next 20 years

By manda
cornwall opens uk solar centre

cornwall opens uk solar centre

UK to open solar centre as solar capacity looks set to enter global top 20

By manda
can UN World Travel Organisation incite green change?

can UN World Travel Organisation incite green change?

How tourism can cut emissions - UNWTO outlines strategies at COP18 Doha climate change conference

By manda
financial incentives to save energy?

financial incentives to save energy?

Government considers financial incentives to encourage energy saving

By manda
coast towel card

coast towel card

CoaST member towel card. Saves money, water, detergent, waste and, crucially, gives an easy way for visitors to participate in our efforts. And they work. Now in Cornwall, Devon and "anywhere" flavours!

By manda
how much do we really pay in subsidies for renewables?

how much do we really pay in subsidies for renewables?

The real price of renewable subsidy is £2 per year, says the Renewable Energy Association...

By manda
Cornwall Green Doors

Cornwall Green Doors

Bristol started this! But we love it - a rolling programme of CoaSTies who throw open their doors to share their smart green expertise....

By manda
y

y'think??

William Hague tells Ministers to help green industries boost economy

By manda
green car guide

green car guide

2012 is being hailed as the year of the green car. Wise Up navigates you through what's on offer under the Government's Plug-in Car Grant...

By manda
rspb says wind power works for birds

rspb says wind power works for birds

The RSPB, the UK charity working to protect bird populations, has given the greenlight to use wind energy to power its own activities.

By manda
exporting our carbon guilt?

exporting our carbon guilt?

What the eyes don't see the heart don't grieve about....we simply left our emissions somewhere else. That doesn't make them just not count...

By manda
winds of change

winds of change

Winds of change: 66% are in favour of wind power in the UK...

By manda
budget gets thumbs down on green innovation

budget gets thumbs down on green innovation

Fossil fuels, not green, win out in Osborne's "reforming Budget"

By manda
true cost of renewable energy

true cost of renewable energy

Subsidies for reneable energy have added less to household energy bills than the rising cost of gas.

By johnjames
center parcs aim to be "exemplar"

center parcs aim to be "exemplar"

The new £250m Center Parcs village will be "exemplary sustainable tourism destination"...

By manda
green start action plan

green start action plan

The Green Start resource can help you put together your action plan for your business - simples!

By manda
innovation on the roof

innovation on the roof

By manda
solar fits cost half what was thought

solar fits cost half what was thought

Solar FiT costs half original estimates, Barker admits
By manda
co-op group means green bizness

co-op group means green bizness

The Co-operative Group has smashed its carbon emissions reduction target of 35 per cent by 2017, meeting it instead this year.

By manda
do you know what the Green deal is?

do you know what the Green deal is?

New green building regulations to drive demand for Green Deal

By manda
green light for electric vans

green light for electric vans

Green grant to cut the cost of electric vans by £8000....

By manda
carbon calculator for tourism businesses and households

carbon calculator for tourism businesses and households

A fantastic new web tool to measure your business's and household's carbon footprint

By marja
shale gas a carbon catastrophe

shale gas a carbon catastrophe

Shale gas will wreck climate targets, says Co-op, Tyndall Centre and FoE

By manda
the real deficit

the real deficit

This is the Real Deficit. And it's in no headlines.

By manda
530 pennies dropping

530 pennies dropping

TravelMole reports that ABTA members are getting on board.....!

By manda
tourism threat from oil spike

tourism threat from oil spike

Expert warns of tourism's blindness to oil spike...and about time, too, we say....

By manda
carbon benchmarking in hotels taking off

carbon benchmarking in hotels taking off

Leading hoteliers are working to develop common standards to calculate and report on the international tourism industry’s carbon emissions with the aim of having the first ones in place by early 2012.

By manda
Good Energy holds steady on prices

Good Energy holds steady on prices

Good Energy is keeping its prices steady. Now that's definitely a Good Thing.

By manda
hotels are getting canny about carbon

hotels are getting canny about carbon

Carbon is moving fast up hoteliers' agendas....

By manda
carbon projects

carbon projects

Receive a charging station and raise green credentials

By marja
good energy

good energy

Good Energy. Just what it suggests. And it's got our backing.

By manda
now, that

now, that's the way to do it

As well as complete case studies, we have examples of individual areas of good practice - an inspiration...

By manda
energy performance certificates

energy performance certificates

Energy performance certificates are on the cards...are we ready?

By manda
footprinting

footprinting

many issues confront Cornwall's tourism industry: seasonality, wages, staffing and loss of tourism accommodation to name a few....

By marja
carbon roundtable

carbon roundtable

A programme being currently run by the University of Exeter, this provides space for leaders and open innovators to come together and start to crack the carbon conundrum. Helmets will be provided.

By manda
carbon off-setting

carbon off-setting

Offsetting your carbon is a way of trying to make up for the carbon you do use, that you cannot physically reduce any further. It's not supposed to just make you feel better.

By manda
carbon benchmarking

carbon benchmarking

This is essentially a way to figure out where you sit compared to other businesses like you, in terms of your carbon appetite.

By manda
carbon management

carbon management

This is how to manage the amount of carbon you use, and make a plan to use less each year. In a nutshell. And the canny among us are all starting to do it.

By marja
carbon footprint

carbon footprint

There are many carbon calculators; household, business, on and off line.

By marja
coast linen card

coast linen card

CoaST has designed a linen card to go with its sister towel card

By manda
community energy plus

community energy plus

Community Energy Plus have been operating in Cornwall for over ten years - and these are THE energy anoraks...and know all the other energy anoraks across the south west - so start here.

By marja
green build case studies

green build case studies

CSBT is the Cornwall Sustainable Buidlings Trust, and that's exactly what they do.

By manda
peak oil

peak oil

Yup. The P word. If you're not au fait with this now, today is the time to change that.

By marja
chefs

chefs' charter

We believe that good food, good company and happy times go hand in hand with really considerate use of the energy, water, waste and people that go into making them. We’re doing our bit – and then we’ll do even more!

By marja
bedknobs lighting energy audit

bedknobs lighting energy audit

CoaST Ambassador Bedknobs is sharing its Lighting Audit Spreadsheet....

By manda
coast visitor charter

coast visitor charter

The CoaST Visitor Charter (5 Ways to be the Best Sort of Visitor) is dead simple.

By manda
coast

coast's carbon footprint

One of our tasks is to help businesses and individuals reduce their carbon footprint. But are we walking the talk? We decided to find out.

By manda
outstanding cornwall: visitor charter

outstanding cornwall: visitor charter

Bespoke CoaST Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Visitor Charter - use on your website, and in your printed material!

By manda
outstanding cornwall: towel card

outstanding cornwall: towel card

Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Towel Card - available to all businesses in the AONB on request. With thanks to the Cornwall AONB Unit!

By marja
carbon literacy

carbon literacy

It's the new metric, the  stuff in our pencils, the fizz in our drinks, what makes us all human and what we breathe out. It's a Good Thing, and has Made Our Lives Great. But we have to treat it right.

By manda