Energy and Climate Change

Renewables meet 97.4% of Scotland’s electricity consumption in 2020

By |2021-04-10T10:19:20+00:00April 14th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Scotland has fallen just short of its goal of 100% of its electricity consumption being from renewables in 2020, reaching 97.4% in the year. This target was set in 2011, a year in which renewables generated 37% of Scotland’s electricity demand. Whilst the country missed out on the target by less than 3%, an 8%

The site of a former coal mine in Britain is being fitted with a solar farm and battery storage

By |2021-04-10T10:17:14+00:00April 12th, 2021|News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

A coal mine turned waste depot in the northeast of England is to undergo a retrofit that will utilize a range of sustainable technologies and design features, with those behind the project hoping over 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide will be saved annually thanks to the changes. The £8.3 million ($11.37 million) project to

Making solar standard: why developers should put sustainability at the top of their agenda

By |2021-04-03T13:27:21+00:00April 9th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The UK needs to push on at speed if we’re to meet our ambitious zero carbon targets – with both the houses we live in now and the ones we will build for the future proving key to achieving those goals. The UK’s homes are the country’s second highest emitters of carbon. This is down

Texas and the storm: Could an extreme weather event cause a similar blackout in the UK?

By |2021-04-03T13:25:08+00:00April 7th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar and Battery|

The coldest weather since 1989 hit Texas last month, knocking out much of its generation capacity and leading to rolling blackouts amidst a devastating statewide crisis. With the impacts of climate change being felt increasingly acutely around the world, concern that extreme weather events such as the one in the US state could shut down

Government has ‘no plan’ for net zero, critiques Commons Select Committee

By |2021-03-27T10:43:54+00:00March 31st, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy|

The Government still has “no plan” for achieving net zero by 2050, the Public Accounts Committee has said in a new report. Despite the target being legally set almost two years ago, a lack of coordinated plan with clear milestones is holding back the country’s efforts and making it difficult to gauge the progress made.

Batteries double CO2 savings of households with PV systems

By |2021-03-20T12:12:01+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Photovoltaic systems for single-family homes reduce electricity-related CO2 emissions of the households by 45%, according to EUPD Research. When a battery is added the CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to 85%. German-based market and economic research company EuPD Research has conducted an analysis on behalf of German storage manufacturer E3 / DC to

Green Homes Grant to reportedly be scrapped next month despite ‘clear demand’

By |2021-03-13T12:25:00+00:00March 15th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The Green Homes Grant is to reportedly be shuttered in March, less than a year after it first began operation. The £2 billion scheme is designed to provide vouchers for green home technologies such as solar thermal, heat pumps and - in the Local Authority allocation - solar PV, and is administered by American firm

Utilities call for gas’ ‘thumb to be taken off the scale’ with changes to levies

By |2021-03-06T10:22:18+00:00March 12th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News|

Utilities have called for changes to "outdated" gas and electricity levies in a bid to decrease costs of electrified heating and save the poorest households more than £100 a year. Currently, 23% of the cost of electricity is made up of environmental and social obligation costs, with the costs of numerous decarbonisation programs funded through

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