Renewable Energy

Report: UK Solar Hotspots Revealed

New research by Independent Advisor shows that UK solar hotspots installations has increased by over 37% in the last year. Over 1.7 million domestic homes have had the technology installed, and the overall number of solar panels in the UK increased by a third from 2022 to 2023. Katharine Allison, energy-saving expert at Independent Advisor

Green UK households use 55% less imported energy, says ECIU

Research from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has found that green UK households which use heat pumps and electric vehicles (EVs) use less imported energy. A typical household using a gas boiler and petrol car will be dependent on imports for almost 70% of its energy, equivalent to 17MWh a year. A home

UK government misses 7 out of 10 green commitments

New research from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has found that the UK government achieved just three out of ten major green commitments laid out in the 2022 British Energy Security Strategy. The analysis found that the government is not on track to insulate the 450,000 homes in it's green commitments, which would

Countryside Ahead On Rooftop Solar Power Generation

New CPRE analysis reveals that homes in the countryside are leading the way on solar power generation. 48 of the 50 English parliamentary constituencies with the highest domestic solar generation capacity are in rural areas, while all 200 of those with the lowest are in towns and cities. Analysis of local authority data showed that

New Homes With Solar Panels Fitted say MPs

Pressure on Rishi Sunak to bolster UK’s green credentials fitting new homes with solar panels after he rolled back net-zero pledges Conservative MPs have demanded the Government require all new homes with solar panels to be fitted to boost the UK’s energy security. Ministers are consulting on an update of building

Installing Solar Panels: Pros and Cons for Home Value

Installing solar panels can be a smart investment, but you need to weigh the upfront costs versus long-term savings and home value boost carefully. Tanjent examine the financial pros and cons to help homeowners decide if solar is worthwhile and answer key questions homeowners have about costs and payback. Here we look at installing

Investing in Solar Panels Improves Heating and Lower Bills

New research from Halifax reveals that investing in solar panels leads to possible cost and energy savings for landlords and other homeowners. According to the survey of 2,000 owners, rising energy bills are now their number one concern, with 49% citing this as a key challenge – and the strongest trigger for making energy

New gas power stations in Britain and support for zonal pricing

This article was edited on 13 March to correct an error. The introduction of zonal pricing in Britain has not been confirmed but has been maintained as an option in the second Review of Electricity Market Arrangements consultation. Energy secretary Claire Coutinho has announced that a zonal pricing system could be introduced in Britain and

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