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The future of onshore wind in England
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There has been much debate recently about the role of onshore wind in the UK. In 2015 the government changed the planning policy for onshore wind farms in England and removed financial support. The...
Rebecca Windemer
Rebecca Windemer
Posted on: 08.04.22
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Business West responds to the government's new energy strategy

The government’s new energy strategy has been announced this week, which aims to boost UK energy independence and tackle rising prices. Part of this includes the creation of up to eight more nuclear...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Posted on: 08.04.22
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Ecotricity boss Dale Vince sells up and steps into the world of politics

Ian Mean, Director for Business West in Gloucestershire spoke to Dale Vince about selling Ecotricity and moving into politics to help tackle climate change.
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 07.04.22
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Q&A with Dame Fiona Reynolds, new chair of the governing council of the RAU in Cirencester

Dame Fiona Reynolds, new chair of the governing council of the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, responds to some tough questiona posed by Ian Mean, vice chair of GFirstLEP and former...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 22.03.22
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Practical steps you can take to minimise your digital footprint
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Bristol Green Capital Partnership’s Climate Action Programme supports organisations to reduce their carbon emissions. They’ve recently launched a new resource all about reducing the impact of your...
Ceilidh Jackson - Baker
Posted on: 14.03.22
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Momentum builds for Severn Edge fusion bid at House of Lords reception

It was great to see so much political and business support for our Western Gateway Severn Edge bid for the proposed fusion plant at Berkeley and Oldbury at a special House of Lords reception. I would...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.03.22
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Three things we learned after becoming a B Corp in 2017: a tactical approach to optimizing the B Corp Value
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The Zen of Slow Cooking: a spice manufacturing business with a purpose... B Corp is buzzing right now so it’s no wonder there’s a backlog for certification. The growth in businesses sharing a...
Jane McKay
Jane McKay
Posted on: 19.02.22
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How to share your sustainability story

As a business, sustainability and ESG will be on your agenda. You’ll of course publish reports and perhaps even create brochures dedicated to your policies and progress. But are you sharing your...
Simeon de la Torre
Simeon de la Torre
Sim 7 Creative
Posted on: 16.02.22
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How your business can help tackle the climate crisis, introducing a new Business West partnership

We spoke to Spherics about our new partnership to help SMEs measure, manage and mitigate their carbon emissions.
Posted on: 11.02.22
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