Monthly Archives: May 2019

Video Pitch at the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire’s Entrepreneurs Challenge

By |2019-05-31T12:56:08+00:00May 31st, 2019|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Solar and Battery|

We were lucky to be invited to take part in the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire’s Entrepreneurs Challenge at the Hertfordshire County Show last week. We had a great weekend seeing piglet racing and some impressive horse jumping among other things. In the Entrepreneur's tent, we had a wide selection of demo items to show people including solar

Labour reveals plans to fit solar panels to 1.75m homes

By |2019-05-29T17:26:37+00:00May 30th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Jeremy Corbyn to make pledge as part of party’s ‘green industrial revolution’ Labour have announced plans to fit solar panels to 1.75m homes lived in by socially housed or low-income households as part of its promised “green industrial revolution” to try to combat climate change and boost jobs. The programme is due to be announced

Does the UK have all the coal reserves it needs?

By |2019-05-29T17:22:39+00:00May 29th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Pollution|

Steep decline in coal-fired electricity generation means no need for new coal mines, campaigners claim The UK does not need any more coal mines. That's the clear message from environmental campaigners this week, after new analysis revealed the UK's coal phase-out plans negate the need for any extra supply. Without coal-fired power, there's no need

We must tell the government to stop the solar VAT hike

By |2019-05-20T12:15:59+00:00May 26th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Good Energy argues the government's solar tax proposals urgently need a rethink Another government consultation has ended on increasing VAT on low-carbon technologies, including domestic solar panels, biomass boilers, and battery storage. Consumers are facing a five per cent to 20 per cent hike in costs to climate change solutions we can use today. Meanwhile,

Labour Party unveils new solar commitment in push to install PV on 1.75 million homes

By |2019-05-20T12:13:16+00:00May 24th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The Labour Party has announced plans to install solar one 1.75 million homes as part of a huge energy sector shake-up. The plans would see solar installed on 1 million social homes in a bid to tackle fuel poverty, while a series of interest free loans, grants and regulatory changes will help enable an additional

‘Significant acceleration’ in grid-connected storage could see 4.3GW installed worldwide in 2019

By |2019-05-20T12:09:32+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

This year has already seen “significant acceleration” of activity in the global grid-connected energy storage market, with 4.3GW expected to be deployed this year, analysis firm IHS Markit has said. In a report released to its subscribers, IHS Markit also predicted that there could be 10.6GW of grid-connected energy storage deployments annually by 2025. Julian

CO2 in the atmosphere just exceeded 415 parts per million for the first time in human history

By |2019-05-20T12:02:04+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News|

The human race has broken another record on its race to ecological collapse. Congratulations humanity! For the first time in human history — not recorded history, but since humans have existed on Earth — carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has topped 415 parts per million, reaching 415.26 parts per million, according to sensors at the

UK power records continue to fall as solar sets new generation high

By |2019-05-20T11:55:34+00:00May 21st, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Yet another power generation record fell in the UK yesterday afternoon, as the country’s solar fleet set a new generation record. The UK’s solar generation topped out at 9.47GW around midday yesterday (Tuesday 13 May 2019), toppling the previous record of 9.38GW set in May 2017. And with the bright skies set to continue, there’s

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