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There are four divisions of greentomato: partnerships, education, intellectual property and an investment vehicle.

PARTNERSHIPS explores and develops projects with appropriate companies, individuals and other entities, with a view to generating a profit. This is the point of contact for parties interested either in collaborating with existing brand entities (greentomatocars franchises, strategic alliances, sponsorship etc.), or proposing new ideas that resonate with the brand’s values. EDUCATION exists to build the greentomato brand through generating, nurturing, developing and communicating ideas that share greentomato values and are not-for-profit. These ideas may or may not be part of greentomato. The entity hosts a think tank, forums and debates (on and off-line), runs education programmes and events (including fund-raising) manages newsletters, blogs and is a hub for a community of like-minded people and companies. The education entity is very active online. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY owns greentomato’s IP and executes transactions relating to the IP. IP’s principal activity is granting licenses to the operating companies or partners (e.g. franchises or other licenses). INVESTMENT VEHICLE : owns the operating companies, raises and administers financing for new business ventures and partnerships, and generates shareholder information. Relevant transactions are evaluated by the education and partnerships divisions and presented to the holding board for approval before being passed to the investment vehicle for execution.
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My boiler is 90% efficient; there is almost no room for improvement.

Truth: A “heat pump” can produce 4... read more

My boiler is 90% efficient; there is almost no room for improvement.


Truth: A “heat pump” can produce 4 units of heat for every unit of electrical input. Thus by a conventional definition it is 400% efficient, a big improvement on your boiler! (To avoid confusion, a different measure of efficiency called the Coefficient of Performance, or CoP, is used in heat pumps).


However, the really large fuel bill savings will come from insulating, airtighting and replacing windows in a house to mean that the boiler (or heat pump) does not have to produce so much energy in the first place.