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  • KFC trial sells out of meat-free ‘chicken’ in just five hours

    A KFC trial has sold out of meat-free ‘chicken’ in just five hours. The fast-food giant piloted the sale of vegan nuggets and wings made by Beyond Meat, which makes plant-based meat alternatives, at one of its restaurants in Atlanta, which was painted green for the trial. The company described the success of the pilot […]

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  • Plug-in hybrids ‘may be needed on the road to decarbonising HGVs’

    Plug-in hybrids may be needed on the road to decarbonising the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) sector. That’s according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), which suggests it will be difficult for HGVs to make the leap straight from combustion engines to 100% electric propulsion. It notes HGVs currently make up approximately […]

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  • Could Amazon wildfire see Brazil banned from FIFA World Cup?

    Could Brazil be banned from taking part in the FIFA World Cup because of the wildfires ravaging the Amazon? A newly-launched petition aims to do exactly that, if President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to tackle the environmental catastrophe. The controversial leader has already ruled out accepting an international offer of aid to fight fires in the […]

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  • ‘More than a third of smart meter users report having problems’

    More than a third of households that have had smart meters installed have reported having problems. That’s according to new data from uSwitch, which suggests the number of people having issues totals around four million, despite the installation deadline being just over a year away and the rollout needing to accelerate. The study notes 39% […]

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  • BP to exit Alaska with $5.6bn sale to Hilcorp Energy

    BP has agreed to sell its entire business in Alaska to Hilcorp Energy in a deal worth $5.6 billion (£4.6bn), exiting a state where it operated for six decades. The sale will include the British energy giant’s upstream and midstream business, including BP Exploration (Alaska), which owns all of BP’s upstream oil and gas interests […]

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  • Underground line to heat up homes in north London

    Heat from the London Underground will be used to keep homes warm this winter under a new scheme. Transport for London (TfL) said waste heat from the Northern Line will be harnessed and channelled to provide heating and hot water to around 1,000 homes in Islington. The Bunhill heat network in Islington already provides heating […]

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  • Largest tremor hits Cuadrilla fracking site

    The third and what is believed to be the largest tremor yet has been recorded at Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Lancashire. Operations have been suspended at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool following the 2.9 magnitude tremor at 8.30am on Monday. It comes after two other tremors were previously recorded as the largest at […]

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  • Lightweight and flexible solar panels power up Australian Maritime Museum

    The Australian National Maritime Museum has installed a lightweight and flexible solar system claimed to be the largest of its kind in the country. The 235kW array, which consists of 812 solar panels, have been fitted on the roof of the Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre building in Darling Harbour, which due to its weight […]

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  • Coca-Cola thinks outside the bottle with scheme expansion

    Coca-Cola is upping its efforts to reduce packaging waste with the expansion of its BYOB, i.e. bring your own bottle, scheme. Under the initiative in partnership with DASANI PureFill, college students with their own reusable bottles can fill them up with water for free or purchase its soft drink for a small fee. An app […]

    Posted at August 26, 2019 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on Coca-Cola thinks outside the bottle with scheme expansion
  • UK smart heating start-up secures $100k funding

    A Manchester-based start-up focused on smart heating systems has secured $100,000 (£81,526) of funding from a US power company. Ovon has developed a system with smart radiator valves and micro thermostats to control the heating on a “room-by-room” level, which it claims could help reduce consumers’ heating bills by up to 30%. The valve and […]

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