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Maintaining the UK's solar success story

The government has suggested that solar PV could well provide four per cent of UK energy needs by the end of the decade; a far cry from the days where solar was considered a niche vocation of those living off-grid. But getting the balance right is still important. While big brands have the capital...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 07/04/2015 - 14:39



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Striving for the social benefits of energy efficiency

Good news in London: More money has been allocated to provide energy retrofits in social housing through the Decent Homes programme. Thousands of homes should benefit, and it is great to see money being targeted at the areas of most need, with the highest risk of fuel poverty . In addition, around...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/09/2014 - 08:45



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Community energy: Financing the future

The Government’s Community Energy Strategy has proved a success in raising the profile of the need for a more localised vision of energy generation. As with any strategy, though, it’s thrown up some questions with less than simple answers. Inevitably, one of the main focuses is how to finance a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 08:45



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Why it still pays off for businesses to invest in renewable energy

Guest blog by Frank Hartkopf from Mr Renewables Small and medium sized businesses thinking about investing in renewable energy technology have encountered some uncertainties recently. With the government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme having been capped, is it still financially viable to invest in solar...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Tue, 21/01/2014 - 08:45



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Huge potential for communities to get on the grid

There are few better ways to start the year than in a community-spirited fashion. It's to be hoped the government feels the same, with the publication of DECC's Community Energy Strategy said to be imminent. A ResPublica study from late last year showed that community owned energy in the UK could...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 03/01/2014 - 08:45



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Referendum poses energy questions for sunny Scotland

With Scotland well on the road to its independence referendum, some interesting questions have been thrown up about the country’s energy future. Despite making the pragmatic argument that Scotland’s oil and gas reserves will still have a role to play, Alex Salmond has committed to the role of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 29/11/2013 - 08:45



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Renewable energy: UK fourth best to invest

For all the heated discussions, doubts and high-level power-broking about low-carbon energy generation here in the UK, the nation must be doing something right – it’s jumped a place in the world rankings for renewable energy investment . The Ernst and Young table shows the UK leaping Australia (who...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/09/2013 - 08:45



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LA to Leeds: sun shining on green investment

It's not often when Los Angeles and Leeds get uttered in the same sentence - but in the field of using innovative finance to roll out solar PV, it's definitely relevant. LA's plan is pretty simple: their Department for Water and Power is going to pay residents for electricity they generate in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 19/07/2013 - 08:40



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Time for an EE-FIT?

Energy efficiency has unfairly been known to attract the reputation of being the ‘dull end’ of green options available, but finding ways to use less in the first place is the quickest way to achieve big savings, whether that’s measured in carbon or money. Despite the slow-burning incentive to use...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 28/05/2013 - 09:05



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Shining a light on solar

One glance at Ofgem’s latest Feed-in Tariff (FIT) statistics will tell you that as incentives go, FITs have had a significant impact in terms of getting solar energy established in a country where complaining about the weather is a national sport. There have been heated debates, there have been...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 22/05/2013 - 09:00