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Reusing waste water for non-drinking uses in decentralised plumbing networks may improve the efficiency of water supply in urban areas, a new study has found.

This new report for Citizens Advice Scotland points to the monopoly nature of district heating schemes, depriving consumers of many of the protections usually available in gas and electricity markets. With district heating set to expand in Scotland, the report explores what consumer protections might be needed in future and the options available to secure them. 

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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 12:45 to 14:00

London

International Water Association Efficient 2017

By Robert Lyons on 20th June 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 08:30 to Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 17:15

University of Bath

Waterwise and partners are hosting the ninth International Water Association Conference in Bath, UK. Topics include drought and resiliency planning, climate change, and the energy and water nexus. More…

The Politics of Sustainable Prosperity

By Robert Lyons on 20th June 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:00 to 16:45

Keele University

In times of climate change, overconsumption, and ecological collapse, we must re-think the meaning of prosperity: what is needed are new visions of environmentally sustainable, yet still flourishing societies. This research workshop considers the political foundations of such societies, bringing together papers on both the barriers and new possibilities of sustainability politics in the current conjecture. More…

SDRN Mailing, 7 June 2017

By Robert Lyons on 13th June 2017
Found in: News

SDRN Mailing, 24 May 2017

By Robert Lyons on 24th May 2017
Found in: News

This new UKERC report argues that energy cooperation over the past decades has helped European countries to enhance their geopolitical security, respond to growing climate threats, and create a competitive pan-European energy market. Maintaining close cooperation in this field, and the UK’s integration in the European internal energy market (IEM), will be important for the UK and the EU27 post-Brexit.

Europe aims to obtain 20 per cent of its growth from industrial processes by 2020 and at the same time has set itself incredibly ambitious environmental targets.

This recent Green Alliance report looks at how small scale, low carbon energy technologies such as solar panels and electric cars are rapidly falling in cost as their popularity grows. The UK’s future energy market will not only consist of passive customers buying power from big and distant power stations. Instead it will increasingly be owned and operated by those who purchase these technologies.

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