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Duty Officer Update - 27 March 2015

27 March 2015

This week started with a bang. Ok, well technically it didn't, but the discovery of an unexploded World War 2 bomb in Bermondsey on Monday morning casued a lot of work for our partners as well as causing disruption to local residents and businesses.

Achieving mass solar installation in London

23 March 2015

2015 looks set to be a landmark year for solar PV in the UK. The cost of solar panels has fallen 60% in four years and today’s feed-in tariffs (FITs) offer rates of return similar to those available in 2011.

Low risk, combined with strong returns, reduced CO2 emissions and protection from rising energy prices makes solar PV an enticing opportunity for many organisations. However, a clear business case does not always result in action on the ground.

Zero carbon retrofit? Not such a leap of faith

9 February 2015

How much of your organisation’s housing stock could achieve a net zero carbon standard, while generating a healthy financial return, with a new kitchen and bathroom thrown in for free? Evidence from the Netherlands suggests it could be a higher proportion than you think.

Retrofit - five key questions every organisations should ask

6 February 2015

Climate change is the most defining challenge of our time. It is challenging us to rethink how we work, how we live – and how we plan our communities. We need to provide homes, transport, schools and open spaces for the citizens of London.

Which leads us to the most prominent question facing us today: How can we do this and ensure the city remains liveable now, and for future generations?

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