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Environmental features and news for businesses who want to learn more about moving to a low carbon economy. Read the latest Green features on GreenWise Business


Power storage: how close are we to the holy grail of renewable energy?

Among the obstacles in the way of the triumph of renewable energy, one stands out: the lack of cheap, efficient means to store power. Now, it could just be starting to crumble. Matt Scotland and Caspar Henderson report.

Brand New World: how the relationship between brand and consumer is changing

A new dynamic between consumers and brands could be a real catalyst for change, says Emily Pacey.

Resource efficiency: how the food and drink industry is managing water scarcity

Oliver Balch finds out how the food and drink industry is rising to the challenge of dry times.

Green SME scheme helps housebuilder lay the groundwork to become Green Deal Provider

A few weeks ago Debonair Design opened its first eco showroom. The design and build company, based in Ealing, west London, has spent the last 15 years developing new residential builds and refurbishing and extending existing ones – and in the last three years, the company’s focus has turned increasingly to green building and eco-living.

Green business scheme helps fishing attraction become biodiversity hotspot

A former piece of wasteland in Essex has been transformed into a fishing attraction, wildlife haven and model green business – with a little help from the University of East London and FLASH, a green business programme for London SMEs.

Want to learn more about Apprenticeships in Sustainable Construction?

Are you an employer in the construction industry looking to upskill your workers in sustainable construction? Do you want to learn more about the Apprenticeships in Sustainable Constrution?

Retro Expo: Are you Green Deal ready?

The Government’s flagship initiative, launched on October 1st, heralds the beginnings of a retrofit programme that will present enormous opportunities for businesses in 2013 and beyond.

P&G's Bob Macdonald on the importance of innovation in sustainability

Bob McDonald on the importance of innovation in sustainability, the values of the world's largest consumer goods company and how it can grow while being environmentally responsible.

Green Deal Summit: Enter the Dragon's Den

Organised by The British Property Federation, the Dragon’s Den is one of the hotly anticipated parts of the Green Deal Summit at Retro Expo.

Everything to play for: gamefication and the environment

Can games drive change for a sustainable world?Sophie Curtis toys with the future.

FLASH shows the way on green marketing to building maintenance start-up

FLASH, a free sustainability programme aimed at London-based SMEs, has helped building maintenance and cleaning start-up, Maintain Eco, learn how to use social networking to build its customer base.

Retro Expo Awards now open for entries

Make sure you get the recognition you deserve by entering the Retro Expo Awards which are now open for business.

Sustainable business: making the most of what's already out there

Some of the coolest companies on the planet are pioneering new business models which could just be the secret to a sustainable future. Martin Wright reports.

FLASH green building workshops prove "invaluable" for London-based architect

A series of free workshops on sustainable building run by the FLASH programme and aimed at London small businesses have proved "invaluable" for architect Margaret Reynolds.

Hundreds turn out for Energy Day at CAT

Hundreds of people turned out for Energy Day at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) this week.




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