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MCS to begin ‘next chapter’ as it completes relocation

By |2019-03-27T10:52:11+00:00February 22nd, 2019|News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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 |2019-03-27T10:52:12+00:00February 21st, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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 |2019-03-27T10:52:13+00:00February 20th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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 |2019-03-27T10:52:13+00:00February 19th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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 |2019-03-27T12:12:41+00:00February 17th, 2019|News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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 |2019-03-27T10:52:14+00:00February 15th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

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

Fujitsu unveils blockchain-powered DSR tech

By |2019-03-27T10:52:15+00:00February 13th, 2019|Blockchain, News, Renewable Energy, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

IT and tech giant Fujitsu has unveiled a blockchain-powered, demand side response technology designed to allow energy trading between energy consumers.The technology has been designed first and foremost to allow collaboration between utility firms and consumers to control the amount of electricity which is used during peak times. The system works by allowing power surpluses,

Battery Energy Storage = Competitive Substitute For Gas Peakers

By |2019-03-27T10:52:15+00:00February 12th, 2019|News, Reviews, Solar and Battery, Uncategorized|

Traditionally, utilities built and operated a portfolio of generation plants consisting of a few large baseload units – typically nuclear or coal – some intermediate plants, and a number of peakers – typically natural gas-fired units with rapid ramping capability. Baseload units ran close to flat out year-round, 24/7; the intermediate units were used to

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