Reasons to be hopeful: the climate solutions available now

By |2021-11-06T12:57:31+00:00November 14th, 2021|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Wind|

We have every tool we need to tackle the climate crisis. Here’s what some key sectors are doing The climate emergency is the biggest threat to civilisation we have ever faced. But there is good news: we already have every tool we need to beat it. The challenge is not identifying the solutions, but rolling

Economic illiteracy and green vandalism: Political pressure over BEIS solar policy gap ratchets up

By |2019-04-29T17:15:02+00:00March 14th, 2019|Feed In Tariff, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery|

Political pressure on the government’s decision to close the feed-in tariff with no replacement scheme in place has ratcheted up ahead of the closure of a consultation on the future of solar policy in the UK.This evening the government’s consultation on the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) – the proposed replacement for the feed-in tariff –

MCS to begin ‘next chapter’ as it completes relocation

By |2019-10-09T09:56:10+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery|

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 |2019-10-09T09:58:54+00:00February 21st, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery|

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 |2019-10-09T09:59:07+00:00February 20th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery|

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 |2019-10-09T09:59:19+00:00February 19th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery|

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

DfT funding innovative solar rail, roads and footways trials

By |2019-10-09T09:59:42+00:00February 17th, 2019|News, Reviews, Solar and Battery|

The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded multi-million-pound funding to trials of solar used in conjunction with railways, roads and footways.Last week the DfT announced a raft of new funding deals, the first of which is a project that has won a share of a £1.75 million pot allocated to carbon-cutting rail schemes.That project will

A third of Himalayan ice cap doomed, finds report

By |2019-10-09T09:59:57+00:00February 15th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery|

At least a third of the huge ice fields in Asia’s towering mountain chain are doomed to melt due to climate change, according to a landmark report, with serious consequences for almost 2 billion people.Even if carbon emissions are dramatically and rapidly cut and succeed in limiting global warming to 1.5C, 36% of the glaciers

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