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Leading By Example

Leading By Example

Industry, though necessary in a modern world, has a big impact on the environment. It takes enormous energy to run places, and yet there are some organizations and workplaces makingĀ great efforts to reduce their impact. Great Britain is home to one extremely green hospital. Featured on Real Green TV, University Hospital of South Manchester is the first in the UK to install a large 4 megawatt biomass plant, which greatly decreases their carbon dioxide emissions. Implementing greener ways of doing things is a commitment reportedly taken seriously by staff. The goal is to become carbon neutral, and in addition to… read more

British Gas May Offer Free Electricity on Saturdays

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If you’re in the UK and one of British Gas’ customers that have a smart meter, you might be able to get free electricity every Saturday. As a bid to encourage customers to use more of their electricity on the weekends, when demand from businesses is much lower, the energy company is said to already be piloting the project, with a larger group of users getting access to it in 2014. British Gas customers who agree to the program will get a full 24 hours of free electricity every Saturday, which may let them offset some of their energy costs,… read more