IEA: Wind, solar and EVs help curb CO2 emissions but heat pump growth stutters

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has detailed in two new reports that a rise in the deployment of solar, wind and electric vehicles (EV) has helped soften the increase of carbon (CO2) emissions across 2023. In its newly published Clean Energy Market Monitor and CO2 Emissions Report studies, the reports showcase how the rise in both renewable and electrification

UK sees record increase in solar power installations

In January 2024, UK’s solar capacity hit 15.7GW across 1,454,607 installations, marking a 6.6% increase since January 2023, with domestic installations leading the charge, according to latest report According to the latest data, solar power installations in the UK have surged, reaching a total capacity of 15.7GW across 1,454,607 installations by the end of January 2024. This

Solar power: your questions answered

Solar power is one of the UK's largest renewable energy sources and therefore we're asked a lot of questions about it. Here we address some of the most frequently asked questions, myths and misconceptions surrounding solar energy, solar farms and solar panels. Do solar panels need bright sunshine in order to work? No. Solar

The solar panel theory of socioeconomic unfairness

Terry Pratchett's famous economic theory tells us a lot about the urgent need for a net zero transition where the costs and benefits are fairly distributed right across the income scale In his 1993 novel Men at Arms, the late, great comic writer Terry Pratchett deployed one of his characters to present what was

Shedding light on the finances of solar panels

After energy bills surged, more homeowners are weighing solar panel power. But does it pay off? In 2010, Dr Adrian Penney, a GP in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire, decided to find a new, creative and green use for his children’s premium bond money. Having been “dead keen on insulation for years”, the 68-year-old installed 2.4

Solar panel installations hit a seven year high

Solar panel installations rose by almost 50% last year, new figures show High energy bills are behind the rise - but panels still have their naysayers  The rate of new solar panel installations on homes reached a seven-year high in 2023, according to new analysis. More than 161,494 new solar panels were installed on

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