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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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Are we becoming energy efficiency experts?

Secretary of State Ed Davey recently told delegates at Ecobuild that homes are using a fifth less energy than in 2004. The Carbon Brief took an in-depth look at the claim, and while quibbling a little about whether the headline stat is quite as simple as it seems, as all those working towards green...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:45

18/07/2014

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Hotter homes pose threat to energy reduction

We’re heating our homes to temperatures four degrees higher on average than they were in 1970 –so says a government-commissioned report on the last 40 years of home energy habits. And while pre-household energy use has fallen by 18 per cent, the total amount of energy consumed by all homes is up by...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 05/02/2014 - 08:45

05/02/2014

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Tales from the early days of Green Deal

The Government’s first statistical release on Green Deal in March offered plenty of room for optimism – just over 1,800 assessments completed, and nearly £30million’s worth of ECO funding put to work. But of course we hope this is the tip of the iceberg, and Government talk of “building momentum”...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 03/04/2013 - 08:30

03/04/2013

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A sunny disposition

Solar PV costs are falling fast. A new report has shown that roll-out of panels is doubling around every two years, and sending costs just under a fifth in a downward trajectory each time they do. The ‘holy grail’ for the solar industry’s maximum impact is to reach $1.50 per watt. They’ve already...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 28/03/2013 - 08:30

28/03/2013

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