Jun 13 2011

Sustainable Food and Drink talks to James Macsween

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Macsween, guardian of Scotland’s national dish, is renowned for their traditional haggis and black puddings and, within the industry the business is also known for its environmental credentials.  Over the years Macsween has managed to reduce their relative energy and water use, divert significant proportions of waste from landfill and implement an ethical sourcing policy. […]

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Jun 08 2011

Fuel Poverty issue puts low cost energy efficient housing on the agenda

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Rising unemployment and dramatically increasing fuel prices could lead to significant fuel poverty in the UK unless more is done to invest in energy efficiency. Gas and electricity bills for millions of homes are expected to rocket in the coming years, as suppliers attempt to offset rising wholesale prices, energy analysts have warned. Households are […]

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Jun 08 2011

SETN annual conference – 29th June

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GCU will be at the SETN annual conference at the University of Strathclyde on 29th June. The event includes an exhibition and workshops, giving businesses in the Environmental and Clean Technologies sector advice on a range of issues including funding, business development, carbon reduction, intellectual property and regulation. Speakers include Nigel Holmes, CEO at Scottish Hydrogen […]

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May 20 2011

Shanks takes business guests on AD plant tour

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An interesting tour around Shanks’ Anaerobic Digestion plant in Cumbernauld and its state-of-the-art recycling facility in Blochairn today, accompanied by CeeD members. The AD plant processes food waste to produce renewable energy. We were informed about the drivers of change in waste policy by Zero Waste Scotland’s Simon Morris, who emphasised 2025 targets of a […]

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Apr 12 2011

GCU’s energy efficient house now on display

A partnership between GCU, Applegreen Homes and Spacesix Architects has created the affordable, energy efficient house of the future. The new house will feature a solar-energy package that will help to reduce electricity and heating bills, aiming to eradicate fuel poverty. Prices start at only £49,999 for a three-bedroom home. The unique Applegreen Homes concept […]

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Mar 10 2011

CPD modules in fire safety at GCU London

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As well as exclusive postgraduate courses, GCU London offers a range of CPD modules and short courses.  More subjects will be added throughout 2011. You can sign up for GCU London updates for more details. 2011 courses Managing Fire Safety in Organisations – March 30/31 Construction and Fire Safety – May 11/12 Disability Discrimination and Fire Safety – June […]

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Nov 22 2010

CIC Start Online event on Improving Energy and Carbon Performance of Housing

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Glasgow Caledonian University is hosting a CIC Start Online event tomorrow, called Improving Energy and Carbon Performance of Housing – A Glasgow Case Study. All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. You can also attend the seminar in person by […]

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Oct 26 2010

Dr Jafry heads to Agrex’10

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Dr Tahseen Jafry, a lecturer in Glasgow Caledonian University’s School of the Built and Natural Environment, is presenting a paper on rural women in agriculture at the International Conference On Agricultural Extension 2010. The AGREX’10 conference takes place in Malaysia and focuses on the “Empowerment of agri-food stakeholders in facing global challenges towards sustainability”.  Dr […]

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Dec 07 2009

Vital renewable energy research at Glasgow Caledonian Uni

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Scotland’s Climate Change minister Stewart Stevenson is pushing the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Mission agenda at the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen next week. The Scottish Government’s Climate Change Act, passed earlier this year, has committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 42 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020 and by 80 per cent […]

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