Solar and Battery

EU plans to fast-track solar permitting via emergency regulation

The European Commission today proposed a temporary emergency regulation to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy in the face of the energy crisis and the knock-on effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Scheduled to last for one year, the proposal will remove administrative red tape around permitting and deployment, allowing renewable energy sources to

Cost of living: Swansea estate cuts bills by generating energy

Access to solar panels and a home battery has reduced energy bill worries for Nikita Harris on one of Europe's largest green retrofit projects. "Where I used to worry going to bed, I don't have to worry now," said Nikita, 26, whose home in Swansea now runs partially on a battery. Some 644 properties

Ministers hope to ban solar projects from most English farms

Ministers are planning to ban solar farms from most of England’s farmland, the Guardian can reveal. The new environment secretary, Ranil Jayawardena, is understood to oppose solar panels being placed on agricultural land, arguing that it impedes his programme of growth and boosting food production. To this end, say government sources, he has asked his

America’s ‘first solar-powered town’ was a hurricane success story as millions of other Floridians lost power — see inside Babcock Ranch

Hurricane Ian knocked out power to 4 million customers in Florida. But one community was left largely unscathed by the Category-4 storm, CNN reported. Babcock Ranch, a planned town built with a focus on sustainability and renewable energy, kept the lights on during the storm. As Hurricane Ian battered Florida and left millions without power last

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