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Today’s green news: Rammed earth house proposal generates energy from ‘roof lake’ and micro hydro turbines

‘Bradley Wiggins effect’ sees bicycle sales soar, in The Guardian.

DECC reduces funding available for social housing solar PV schemes, as they are no longer classed as ‘community energy projects’, on Inside Housing.

DEFRA adjusts its sustainable development indicators, allowing for clearer monitoring of Government progress, on DEFRA.

And finally… International practice Polifactory wins Vancouver ideas competition with a proposal for a rammed earth house which generates energy from a lake on its roof using micro hydro turbines embedded in the walls, on Dezeen.


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