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Why join a car club?

St Andrews has yet another claim to fame – hosting Scotland’s very first electric car club! The club will be run by E-Car, with a fleet consisting of 8 Renault ZOEs and 2 Renault Kangoo vans available to pick up from charging locations at the Gateway building, Agnes Blackadder Hall, and David Russell Apartments, with…

15 April 2015Electric Vehicles Energy Green Events Renewables

We’ve gone electric…will you?

Ever seen our “Wee Green Machine” driving around town? It has been used by the University’s Grounds Team since 2009, and is soon to be joined by two brand new electric vans! Once delivered in a few weeks time, all the University’s mail and catering will be delivered with a little help from some clean,…

21 January 2015Electric Vehicles Energy Environment Team Renewables

MUSA: Sustainability in Practice

The University of St Andrews is well known for its research and teaching in Sustainable Development, but it’s not just the students that are benefitting from the University’s commitment to sustainability. As one of the most publicly accessible University buildings, the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA), is extending the sustainability teaching beyond…

27 August 2014Awards Energy Green Awards Renewables Waste and reuse

Creative Engineering students visit Guardbridge & Kenly

This summer, 24 students from the South China University of Technology are visiting St Andrews to take part in a three-week long course on “Creativity in Engineering”, which has a stong focus on renewables and sustainable energy practices. At the end of their three weeks, the students must present their ideas for how the University…

23 July 2014Energy Environment Team Guardbridge Energy Centre Kenly Windfarm Renewables Uncategorized

Students Tour Future Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre

Today we led over a dozen interested students on a special tour of the former Guardbridge paper mill, which is set to host one of the University’s two new macro scale renewable energy installations, the Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre. The second macro renewables project is Kenly Wind Farm which was recently given approval in October, 2013. The…

20 November 2013Energy Guardbridge Energy Centre

Kenly Windfarm Approval!

Well it’s been a long time in the coming – and finally, last friday we heard back that the University’s planning proposal for the construction of 6 wind turbines on a University-owned property at the outskirts of St Andrews has been given the go ahead by the Scottish Government. Roddy Yarr, the University’s Environment and Energy Manager,…

7 October 2013Energy Kenly Windfarm Renewables

Electric Vehicles Impress

Front profile of the new Nissan Leaf EV What would your commute feel like in an electric vehicle? To find out the answer I met with the University’s Electrochemistry PhD researcher Euan McTurk to discuss his vintage Peugeot 106 electric vehicle (“EV” to the uninitiated) which he has been using on his commute from Dundee to…

25 September 2013Electric Vehicles Energy Environmental Facilitators Renewables

Pedal-powered Christmas Tree Pops Up on Southbank

We’re getting into the festive spirit and love this news story. You know where to go if you’re in London this Christmas! Pedal-powered Christmas tree pops up on Southbank.

3 December 2012Energy Renewables

Musings of a Windfarmer

In this blog Roddy Yarr (Environment and Energy Manager at the University of St Andrews) talks about his first-hand experiences working on the Kenly Wind turbine development. Over the past year, I seem to have developed an acute ability to spot wind turbines across our landscape.  This has become a slight distraction to my family…

28 November 2011Energy Renewables