Blog Archives

30.09.15

Hive of activity at Low Carbon

We’re always busy bees at Low Carbon, but especially recently. We’ve just launched a new initiative to promote greater biodiversity in Cornwall, Dorset and Suffolk, with the help of UK honeybees.

Honeybee populations have halved in the UK over the last two decades, according to research by the University of Reading, with climate change, mites, pesticides and disorders, contributing to this.

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14.09.15

Low Carbon shortlisted for two Solar Power Portal Awards

We’re feeling rather chuffed at Low Carbon, having been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards. Our work on the Berwick Solar Park has been nominated in the Ground-mount >5MW category, with our partnership with Land Rover BAR also making the cut for the rooftop < 250KW shortlist.

We are fully committed to working on projects and engaging with  new partners to mitigate the negative effects of climate change. We partnered with Land Rover BAR to lead the way in sustainability in sport and to bring the Americas Cup home. Powering the team’s headquarters with roof-mounted solar panels, it has a capacity of 114KW- producing enough clean energy to power more than 40 homes and save in excess of 60 tonnes of C02 annually.

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07.09.15

Resilient investments for a low carbon future

Helene Winch, investment specialist at Low Carbon shares her thoughts on divestment and why the finance community should look to make more responsible investments for a low carbon future.

It’s hard to ignore the widespread, global attention that the divestment movement is generating. Bill Gates, Rockefeller Foundation and the Norwegian government are a few of the high-profile individuals and institutions openly supporting divesting from fossil fuels. Such positive action can only help in combatting the negative effects of climate change.

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19.08.15

Time to Shine for Land Rover BAR and Low Carbon

Here at Low Carbon, we’ve been working closely with the Land Rover BAR sailing team to kit out their new headquarters in Portsmouth with over 400 high capacity solar panels.

Now up and running, the home of Land Rover BAR has a capacity of 114kW and will contribute approximately 130,000kWh of clean energy per year towards the team’s energy needs. That’s enough to power more than 40 homes and could help to save over 60 tonnes of CO2 annually.

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