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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

The future of energy saving solutions

As the digital era transformed everyday life our reliance on technology increased over the years so it comes as no surprise to discover that our general power and energy usage has gone up significantly.

How to develop your career in digital?

Here, we review how to boost your career prospects in the growing digital information sector. There is currently a strong demand for talent and the right strategy will help you focus your effort, save time and reap rewards perhaps surprisingly quickly.

Orangeries vs. conservatories: which is best for your eco home project?

Orangeries were first introduced during the Italian Renaissance: citrus trees and fragile plants were put under arcades closed off with glass windows to protect them from colder temperatures. Roof height was originally considerably high as orangeries were intended to provide shelter for very large trees.

How Can Businesses Profit From The Next Phase Of Japan's Comeback?

Having contracted in the third quarter of 2015, Japan’s economy has entered its fourth technical recession in five years. According to economics minister Akira Amari this is due to a lack of available workers for public projects worth billions of pounds.

Space: the key to an eco-friendly workplace?

Maximising floor space is good for any business. It makes your workplace look more appealing to clients, calms the stress levels of your staff members and improve their efficiency. But more importantly, an office that’s less cramped is more likely to be optimised to help the environment.

The eco-office: can you avoid being part of the problem?

In an ideal world, there’ll be a time when the term 'eco-office’ will seem as dated as 'gramophone’ or 'picture house’. If the world can wake up and see the impact their actions are having on the planet, then every business will become eco-friendly.

Cheaper batteries could see electric cars bought by the masses

One of the big obstacles to the uptake of electric vehicles by the masses is the cost of batteries. They need to be big enough to store enough energy for hundreds of miles of driving between charges, yet light enough to not be a drain on the cars carrying them.

Adding value to the renewable sector in testing times

Robinson & Lawlor believe their skills add real value to projects that will allow them to continue their growth into 2016 and beyond, despite the unpredictable future of renewables.

The best eco-friendly smartphones

We live in a much more environmentally conscious age and it’s crucial for everyone to try and do their bit to ensure the longevity of this planet.

Solar industry bosses attack Government over "obscene" subsidy cut

Some of Britain’s most powerful solar executives have accused the government of mounting an ideologically driven campaign against their industry which has driven it into crisis.

Why video conferencing can boost a company's green credentials

There are a lot of good reasons why your company should be looking to operate in as green a way as possible, and not all of them are connected to social responsibility.

European Green Capital 2015: How Bristol Celebrated

In 2015 Bristol was the first city to be awarded the European Green Capital Award. The European Green Capital Award’s aim is to encourage and support European cities to make eco-friendly advances and to create schemes that are beneficial to the overall environment. It is rewarded to cities that have already tackled environmental problems, but the award is intended more towards spurring the winning city into dedicating many future environmentally friendly initiatives.

VW emissions rigging scandal: Volkswagen warned of risk of fines in February

Volkswagen was among companies warned in February they could risk fines for failing to meet stringent emissions targets, writes James Hulse, head of investor initiatives at CDP.

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