Archive for the ‘Low Carbon’ Category

15

Jun

Glasgow secures funding for innovative solar car park

An ambitious plan to transform a city car park into a solar power centre has secured £940,000 from a European Commission fund focused on pioneering research and innovation. The award from the EU Horizon 2020 fund will go towards building a huge canopy of solar panels above the council-owned...


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14

Jun

Glasgow set for Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone

Glasgow is forging a path towards cleaner air, as timescales for Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone, were today agreed by councillors at the City Administration Committee. Proposals to introduce an LEZ in Glasgow city centre by the end of 2018 were given the go ahead by committee in September...


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21

Mar

Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone starts to take shape

Glasgow plans to have Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in place as 2018 draws to a close. The new zone, covering the city centre, is due to come into effect at 23:59 on 31 December 2018. It will mark the start of a journey which will ultimately lead...


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20

Mar

Glasgow calls upon the world to help tackle a local challenge with circular economy solutions

Circle Lab, a new crowdsourcing platform that challenges a global audience to create circular solutions will open for entries on Monday (19 March). Circular Glasgow, an initiative of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the first challenge on the platform, aimed at boosting circular business solutions around major events...


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15

Jan

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Glasgow improves its infrastructure with Innovate UK

Innovate UK selected Glasgow as its 2013 Future City competition winner, beating 29 other cities, for a £24 million investment in smart technology solutions. Today, benefits of this funding can be found in the city’s successful business growth and safety improvements. Implementing creative technologies and open data through the...


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21

Nov

Irish energy firm ESB opens new Glasgow office

ESB has officially opened an office at George Street Glasgow today (14 November 2017), from where it will continue to develop high quality renewable energy generation projects in Scotland. The energy company has earmarked 800MW of clean electricity generation in Scotland, primarily onshore wind. Working in partnership with windfarm...


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09

Aug

Glasgow hailed for its good practice as a co-operative city

The city has been held up as an example to others for its work developing credit unions and implementing more co-operative ways of working The city of Glasgow has been recognised by European development body URBACT for its support of co-operatives, including credit unions. URBACT is the European programme for tackling the challenges...


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12

Jul

ScottishPower’s new Glasgow HQ officially opened

ScottishPower’s new Glasgow headquarters have officially opened on St Vincent St. The company’s new HQ has brought together 1,650 employees previously spread across a number of separate sites in Scotland, enabling better collaboration on future technologies. The St Vincent Street building, which is the largest single-use office to be...


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22

Jun

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New hi-tech CityTrees arrive in Glasgow

Two large green free standing installations which remove pollutants from the air have arrived in Glasgow. The CityTree is a highly visual structure which, at 4 meters tall, nearly 3 meters wide and 2 meters deep, is said to have the environmental benefit of up to 275 urban trees....


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20

Jun

Strathclyde Uni to oversee new £8.9 million Lightweight Manufacturing Centre

The University of Strathclyde will run a new £8.9 million Lightweight Manufacturing Centre following an announcement by the Scottish Government. The Centre will support highly-skilled jobs and give Scotland a competitive edge in manufacturing processes for materials such as titanium and carbon fibre. Announcing the investment at Strathclyde’s Advanced...


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Record year for international visitors to Glasgow

Visits and spending by international tourists in Glasgow rose to its highest level on record in 2017. The Travel...Read More

University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde establish the Glasgow Health Sciences Partnership

The University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to...Read More

Barclays announces 2,500 new jobs for Glasgow

Barclays today (23 July) announces plans to develop a new campus at Buchanan Wharf, Glasgow, which will provide a...Read More

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