Renewable Energy

Gigafactories, fusion plants and other political fancies

By |2019-10-14T13:05:56+00:00October 21st, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy|

In case you’ve missed it – and jealousy abounds if you have – it’s political party conference season in the UK. Because if there’s one thing this country hasn’t had enough of over the past year, it’s politics. For the uninitiated or readers outside of the UK, late September and early October usually sees parliament

Low carbon tech ‘vital’ to Future Homes Standard as solar’s role is talked up

By |2019-10-14T12:43:07+00:00October 17th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Solar could play a pivotal role in the government’s proposed Future Homes Standard, with a more ambitious option for carbon emission reductions in new build housing preferred. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published the consultation on changes to Part L of the Future Homes Standard on Tuesday (1 October 2019). Two options

Solar ‘ready to deliver’ as Labour proposes 2030 net zero target

By |2019-10-07T16:50:20+00:00October 14th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Solar is “ready to deliver” in the transition to a net zero future but the Labour Party is facing a “considerable challenge” in its proposed target of net zero by 2030. This week the Labour Party approved a motion to adopt a Green New Deal, under which the party has pledged to commit to pursuing

Offshore wind smashes price records in third CfD auction round

By |2019-09-30T15:36:37+00:00October 5th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Wind|

The UK’s offshore wind sector has smashed records for price in the government’s third Contracts for Difference auction round, with prices running as low as £39.65/MWh. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) this morning unveiled the hotly anticipated auction results, confirming that 6GW of new offshore wind capacity will be delivered at

What If We Stopped Pretending?

By |2019-09-23T14:58:58+00:00September 24th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Prepping and Collapse, Renewable Energy|

The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it. "There is infinite hope,” Kafka tells us, “only not for us.” This is a fittingly mystical epigram from a writer whose characters strive for ostensibly reachable goals and, tragically or amusingly, never manage to get any closer

Financial crumbs: Chancellor slammed for meagre net zero funding

By |2019-09-10T15:19:08+00:00September 14th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid has been slammed by the green economy for adding just £30 million to the government’s net zero budget, a mere 0.1% of what is expected to be needed. Yesterday Javid, in his first official spending statement as chancellor of the exchequer, unveiled a raft of proposals in the government’s

‘Collective failure’ of councils’ climate plans could spark legal challenges, warn lawyers

By |2019-09-10T15:05:32+00:00September 12th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Implement “proper” climate change plans or risk facing legal challenge, environmental lawyers have warned 100 councils across England. The councils – all of which are currently developing a new local plan – have been put on notice by environmental law firm ClientEarth, giving them eight weeks to explain how evidence-based carbon reduction targets will be

E.ON is moving its customers to a 52% renewable, 48% greenwash tariff

By |2019-09-10T14:47:48+00:00September 11th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

E.ON made a bold announcement last week: all 3.3 million of their customers will be placed on a 100% renewable tariff as standard. No need to change their tariff or account. No extra charge. A good news story on the face of it. But is it too good to be true? The overnight switch to

Government clean energy policy inaction branded ‘unacceptable’ by select committee

By |2019-09-03T11:40:00+00:00September 8th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

The government must plug its policy shortfall or risk failing to hit binding net zero targets, the Science and Technology select committee has warned. Identifying ten areas where government policy is lacking, the committee issued a series of recommendations in a new report looking at how to achieve net zero by 2050. Among the committee’s

How can Solar Panels and Battery Storage Save you Money at Home?

By |2019-08-30T10:10:52+00:00August 30th, 2019|Blog, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

They say pictures tell a thousand words, so we have created a fun 'explainer' video to help explain how you can save money by generating your own electricity.   If you would like a no-fuss, no pressure, no surprises quote at a price that is surprisingly low, we can give you an accurate first quote without

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