Academics create alternative to rare earth elements
Academics say they have created a material that can make LEDs cheaper to manufacture by removing the need to use expensive rare earth element (REE) phosphors, writes lighting.co.uk.
Energy efficiency improvements boost house prices
Energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England according to new research from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc), writes Utility Week.
UK services sector's unexpected surge boosts economy
The economy regained some of its former vibrancy in May after a bigger than expected surge in services activity showed that all major sectors are now growing for the first time in a year, writes The Guardian.
Decarbonisation target narrowly defeated in Commons energy bill vote
A bid to include a target to decarbonise the UK's electricity generation by 2030 has been narrowly defeated in the House of Commons, reports The Guardian.
GRI launches new sustainability reporting guidelines for business
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has launched the fourth edition of its sustainability reporting guidelines, which helps businesses disclose information on the environmental, social and economic areas of their operations, writes Edie.net.
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