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Renewable companies: Big businesses getting serious about green energy

In the last couple of weeks, there has been a veritable scramble among corporate household names to make big renewable energy commitments. Supermarket giant Tesco has pledged to go 100 per cent renewable this year in the UK, and by 2030 worldwide. Coca-Cola has pledged similar for all its European...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/05/2017 - 10:02

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Christmas renewable share shows 'green energy' potential

After the all-round shock to the system that was last year, we're all in need of some positive news to start 2017 – and it comes in the form of some belated good cheer from Christmas. Analysis by Drax shows that 40 per cent of electricity on Christmas Day came from renewable sources. A shining...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 09/01/2017 - 15:03

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Why the next decade will be crucial for low-carbon transition

2050 can seem a long way away, but the time has come to prepare for the road to a green energy transition, according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). The next decade is critical in reaching 2050 targets, says ETI, with an affordable transition to low-carbon energy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 04/03/2015 - 09:00

04/03/2015

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Cornwall's community considerations

Cornwall is one of Britain’s leading counties when it comes to the burgeoning green economy - and recent moves could well help it cement that record. Community ownership of green energy is now prioritised in planning processes, and it’s not just blind encouragement of wind, solar, biomass etc. The...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 23/02/2015 - 15:36

23/02/2015

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The future role of green energy

By 2025, nearly half of all UK infrastructure spending could be on renewable energy, according to new figures from the government’s construction data provider. £81billion in new spending is proposed by then, with all but 17 of the schemes brand new developments. While not all of them will become...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/11/2014 - 08:45

10/11/2014

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Rich pickings in renewable energy

Sometimes the easiest way to see which ideas are making a big breakthrough globally is to simply follow the money - and there have been some significant examples of late that show green energy is no longer at the fringes of global discourse. Firstly, the World Bank’s renewable energy support has...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/10/2014 - 08:45

01/10/2014

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Securing the green energy dream

In the complicated world we live in, there are usually risks entailed alongside advantages in any big undertaking. This is no different in green energy – and indeed the natures of the threats are nothing unique to the green economy either. Firstly, the risk of cyber attacks. This clearly is a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 19/05/2014 - 08:45

19/05/2014

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Women in green energy: equal opportunities?

New and burgeoning areas of business should in theory mean opportunities for everyone, unburdened by the pressures of history. We’ve taken a look in the past at what the growing renewable energy market might mean in terms of training and access to employment in the UK – particularly as a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 02/10/2013 - 08:45

02/10/2013

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