Cities could swallow 290,000 square kilometres of wildlife habitat by 2030

Cities could swallow 290,000 square kilometres of wildlife habitat by 2030

An area of natural habitat larger than New Zealand could be swallowed by growing cities between now and 2030, according to projections released today by an international team of scientists. Environmental non-profit The Nature Conservancy (TNC) led the assessment, alongside partners including Future Earth, Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC), ICLEI-Local Governments

ZEDPod starter homes chosen for first project

ZEDPod starter homes chosen for first project

The UK has a backlog of 3.9 million homes, its biggest housing shortfall on record according to new research by Heriot-Watt University. This means 340,000 new homes need to be built each year until 2031. Central Bedfordshire alone needs to build 360 affordable homes each year until 2021 under the

Lego-style solar panels may smash energy prices

Lego-style solar panels may smash energy prices

Ready-made snap-together solar panels that turn waste heat into hot water are being developed at Brunel University London in a £10 million sustainable energy scheme.   With energy use in buildings predicted to double or even triple by 2050, and most home energy used to heat water, project PVadapt promises to crack

Balancing nature with wooden building at Center Parcs Elveden Forest

Balancing nature with wooden building at Center Parcs Elveden Forest

The construction of three new Waterside Lodges at Center Parcs Elveden Forest is an ambitious architectural and engineering project. The stunning new lodges have been designed to compliment the woodland landscape in which they sit, while connecting guests with the surrounding natural environment. Wood was a natural choice of building

EU ends tariffs on imported Chinese solar panels

EU ends tariffs on imported Chinese solar panels

Following the European Commission’s decision (August 2018) to lift trade tariffs on the import of solar panels from China, Europe’s energy experts have described the block’s decision to end the trade war with Beijing as a ‘watershed moment for European solar energy.’   In 2013 the EC imposed tariffs of up