Green

28 Apr 2015 09:30

Invitation to get good VIBES

BUSINESSES in Fife and Edinburgh are being invited to learn from environmental champions at two free events being held to help launch this year’s Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards.

30 Mar 2015 06:30

Chip shop owners falling foul of the law

CHIP shop owners in Fife and Edinburgh who aren’t up to speed with the new Waste (Scotland) Regulations rolled out on January 1 are risking fines of up to £40,000.

25 Mar 2015 09:30

Ground-breaking bio-refinery plant launched in Fife is world’s first

THE world’s first manufacturing facility dedicated to the production of a product the Scottish Government says will help establish Scotland as a global leader in bio-refinery has launched today (Wednesday, March 23) in Fife.

25 Mar 2015 09:30

Power to Switch campaign driving down energy costs in Edinburgh

TWENTY-SIX thousand households in Edinburgh have saved around £1.8 million in the last six months by changing electricity supplier.

27 Feb 2015 07:30

Hotels urged to shop around for water suppliers

SCOTLAND’S hotels are being urged to seize the opportunity to save money and become more efficient by putting their choice of water supplier to the test.

8 Jan 2015 09:30

iPower first to land investment from Scotland’s £16m Social Growth Fund

LOW carbon developer and social enterprise iPower has become the first customer to receive investment from Scotland’s £16 million Social Growth Fund.

5 Dec 2014 09:30

Mines Rescue Service honoured for workplace protection

A West Fife firm has scooped a prestigious green award for its work in protecting those operating in the energy industry.

12 Sep 2014 09:30

Ground-care machinery offers up for grabs, says Inverkeithing's SGM

OWNERS of old ground-care machinery in Scotland are being urged to take advantage of a new initiative entitled ‘We Want Any Mower’.

25 Aug 2014 09:30

Low carbon investment park gets go-ahead for Buckhaven

FIFE Council’s Executive Committee has approved plans for a joint funding proposal with Scottish Enterprise for the proposed Low Carbon Investment Park in Buckhaven.

24 Jun 2014 09:30

WWF Scotland-appointed firm to propose Scotland’s 2030 renewable energy targets

INTERNATIONAL energy and environmental firm Ricardo-AEA, in collaboration with University College London (UCL), has been tasked with proposing Scotland's 2030 renewable energy targets on behalf of a leading wildlife organisation.

11 Jun 2014 09:30

Scottish Carrier Bag Charges update

ZERO Waste Scotland has launched a first draft support site to help retailers understand the Scottish Carrier Bag Charge which has now been approved by the Scottish Parliament.

8 Oct 2013 09:30

Glenrothes group first to foot the forest

A Glenrothes-based outdoor clothingwear firm and its guests have become the first group to set foot in this year’s Enchanted Forest attraction near Pitlochry.

8 Oct 2013 09:30

Employers urged to saddle up for CSR

Employers are being urged to sign up to the Cycle Friendly Employer Award scheme to demonstrate their commitment to staff and the environment.

8 Oct 2013 09:30

Japan partnership to boost life sciences and green technology

Scottish Enterprise (SE) says a groundbreaking new partnership with one of Japan’s leading research investment vehicles will help Scottish life sciences and green technology companies, including those in Edinburgh and Fife, tap into a $50 million investment fund.

10 Sep 2013 09:30

Global forest-monitoring market “valued at £2 billion”

According to the University of Edinburgh, the global market for forest-monitoring is currently valued at £2 billion, with the forest carbon market estimated to be worth £10 billion by 2020.

18 Jul 2013 09:30

ScotRail to use Scottish climate to cut costs

SCOTRAIL, which serves the length and breadth of Scotland, including Edinburgh and Fife, is rolling out a pilot project to utilise Scotland's damp climate to help reduce costs and its carbon footprint by collecting rainwater to use for washing its trains - which would otherwise use more than 3.5 million of fresh water every year.

18 Jul 2013 09:30

Green social housing innovation honoured

Kingdom Housing Association is celebrating landing a string of awards for its Housing Innovation Showcase in Dunfermline.

18 Jul 2013 09:30

MOD named and shamed in Dalgety Bay pollution

THE Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been named as the organisation responsible for radioactive contamination off the coast of Dalgety Bay - an allegation it has strongly denied until now.

14 Jun 2013 09:30

Falkland Estate to lease plots of land

Falkland Estate is inviting expressions of interest from people who might want to lease incubator plots of land of between 0.5 and 5 hectares as part of a potential New Farmers pilot scheme.

14 Jun 2013 09:30

Tullis Russell to flick the switch in October

Tullis Russell, which employs 763 and turns over in excess of £150 million a year, is set to reduce its fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions by 250,000 tonnes a year when by switching its entire power generation to a new £212 million biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant in October.

14 Jun 2013 09:30

Industry 'eco-warriors' scoop greenest hotels awards

Six hotels in Edinburgh and three in Fife have been unearthed as some of the greenest in Scotland according to the UK's national sustainable tourism certification awarding body.

26 Apr 2013 13:50

Fife Renewables Innovation Centre opens its doors

Fife Renewables Innovation Centre at Energy Park Fife is now open for business after Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change Rt. Hon. Edward Davey MP, who is pictured above, officially cut the ribbon before a group of guests and the Scottish media on April 18.

26 Apr 2013 13:20

Flower power is down to Fife firm

ESC Packaging in Fife has won a contract to supply The Chelsea Flower Show's bespoke carrier bags for the 10th year in a row.