Tag Archive for 'local authorities'

The virtuous circle of community owned renewable energy projects

September 9th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK has welcomed a report published by the influential think tank ResPublica which says local community groups should be given greater opportunities to get more involved in developing and owning local renewable energy projects such as wind and solar farms. The study “The Community Renewables Economy” reveals that there’s been a fourteen-fold increase in the […]

University of Bath researchers find that less rubbish collection means more recycling

July 1st, 2011 by University of Bath

Researcher at the University of Bath‘s Economics Department find that reducing the frequency of household bin collections is the key to increasing recycling rates. This finding of a UK-wide study examining why recycling rates differ across the UK counters political and community criticisms that local authority moves to fortnightly or alternate weekly bin collections is […]