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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

26/05/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage solar PV renewables

Providing clarity on energy storage

• Growing interest from companies and consumers • ​Plenty of heat and electricity storage options • New factsheets provide independent guidance Storage is becoming a hot topic in green energy – but it may be hard to know where to start in this brave new world of using what you’re generating more...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 13:24

17/05/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home energy storage renewables solar PV

Is home energy storage right for me?

• More renewables installers offering storage • ​Options available to store heat and electricity • Important to weigh up the costs with the benefits PUBLISHED: 24 MAY 2016 UPDATED: 17 MAY 2017 For years, energy storage has been seen as a novelty or the preserve of people living off-grid. Now...

Submitted by Ian Cuthbert on Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:45

17/05/2017

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Green strategy and politics renewables emissions clean energy

Consumption down, renewables up – but can energy progress be sustained?

• Energy efficiency, renewables—checked emissions • Progress in coming years not guaranteed • More ambition and investment needed Despite some political uncertainties, there have been some distinctly positive recent points of note for the clean energy sector. Firstly, global CO2 emissions have not...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 11/04/2017 - 14:32

11/04/2017

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Transport trains solar power solar energy renewables

Sunny prospects for solar railways?

With plans in place to electrify the entire UK train network, there are a number of barriers to overcome – not least the fact that in some areas, the electricity grid is already running at capacity. Could solar power provide a solution? Given that peak solar generation and peak demand for train...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 16/03/2017 - 16:42

16/03/2017

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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

09/01/2017

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Green strategy and politics ECCC renewables

Cleaning up heating and transport central to hitting renewable targets

• Heat and fuels lag behind green electricity efforts • MPs warn that clean energy targets will be missed without new focus • New public awareness push needed – Philip Sellwood While the UK is on track to meet its obligations on renewable electricity generation, it is risking failure on heat and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 30/09/2016 - 14:49

30/09/2016

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Green strategy and politics renewables global sustainability

'Safe bet' green tech looks to secure place at top table

• Renewables to be a solid investment amidst market turmoil - report • Clean energy R&D set to rise • Still a huge change needed to face down fossil fuels The world of investing may be an unpredictable place, particularly when the world at large seems to be in more turmoil than usual, but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 08/09/2016 - 16:20

08/09/2016

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Energy and water efficiency at home domestic solar PV renewables

Is solar power right for my home?

• Cuts in support have reduced installations • How to maximise your grid exports • How to maximise your payback Solar PV has become big news over the last few years; but from an astronomical rise in UK installations to cuts in financial support, sometimes it can be hard to see where things are at,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:16

25/05/2016

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Local and community energy Community energy renewables

Feed-in Tariff cuts not the end of local community energy schemes

• It's no time to cut the community energy story short • New models can support communities • Renewables surge unstoppable There have been a number of concerns raised recently about the future of community energy – with some local groups understandably worried about cuts to Feed-in Tariff rates ...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/05/2016 - 13:15

13/05/2016

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