Monthly Archives: February 2019

Storage, smart energy touted as post-Brexit stability drivers

By |2019-04-29T17:19:47+00:00February 27th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

A domestic energy storage and smart-energy agenda could help the UK offset volatile energy prices if interconnections suffer under a no-deal scenario, experts have said.“Any potential uncertainty around interconnectors will increase the UK’s need to move, regardless of Brexit, to a smart energy system and energy storage,” Tanisha Beebee, senior policy advisor at the Confederation

EDF-backed solar, storage and blockchain pilot to get underway

By |2019-04-29T17:20:13+00:00February 25th, 2019|Blockchain, News, Solar and Battery|

An EDF Energy-backed community energy trading pilot is to start next month, allowing residents of a Brixton estate to trade solar energy between each other.Project CommUNITY, as it has been dubbed by EDF’s R&D division, will see the French energy firm collaborate with community renewables firm Repowering London and University College London’s Energy Institute to

‘Every conceivable’ renewables record fell in 2018, but Drax warns it’s not enough

By |2019-04-29T17:20:34+00:00February 24th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The UK is at growing risk of missing legally binding climate targets after the pace of decarbonisation slowed last year, new analysis has concluded.The warnings, which compound others from a raft of industry groups and energy watchdogs, come despite “every conceivable” renewable energy record, with the exception of those relating to hydro generation, falling last

This solar powered home is a first for Leeds

By |2019-04-29T17:20:51+00:00February 23rd, 2019|News, Solar and Battery|

The first self-build in the Leeds area to be officially registered by the Passivhaus Institute is testament to the owner’s tenacity and attention to detail.Stephen Cirell paid little attention to the efficiency of his home until his career led him into the energy sector. He began to realise that his draughty period house, which had

MCS to begin ‘next chapter’ as it completes relocation

By |2019-03-27T10:52:11+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has relocated to Liverpool City Region as it bids to start the “next chapter” of its role within the country’s small-scale renewables sector.The MCS is now calling the Innovation Centre at Sci-Tech Daresbury, between Runcorn and Warrington, its new home having moved from its former base in central London.

The Green New Deal Just Speeds Up The Current Green Wave

By |2019-03-27T10:52:12+00:00February 21st, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

The rollout of the Green New Deal will hit some roadblocks. But its overarching theme is that the nation should go totally green by 2030 to avert the irreversible effects of climate change. It’s the latest volley in the war of energy ideas — one that must ultimately address jobs, the economy and cost.President Obama’s

Zero Carbon Homes axe costing consumers three-times energy cap savings

By |2019-03-27T10:52:13+00:00February 20th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

Former chancellor George Osborne’s decision to scrap the Zero Carbon homes policy is costing occupants of new-build homes more than £200 per year, essentially three times the targeted savings from Ofgem’s price cap.New analysis from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit has found that the policy move, one of the newly-elected Conservative government’s first in

Blow for coal as EDF to shut ‘uneconomical’ 2GW Cottam plant amidst deep decarbonisation

By |2019-03-27T10:52:13+00:00February 19th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

EDF Energy has confirmed it will close the 2GW Cottam coal plant at the end of September, blaming “challenging market conditions” and the country’s decarbonisation drive.The French energy giant announced today that the facility, which has been producing power for more than 50 years, will close after it was deemed to be no longer economically

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