week ending 17 April 2015

Energy Efficiency What if you could change your decades-old house into a modern, comfortable, energy-efficient home in less than ten days without having to move out or pay extra? Does it sound too good to be true? That’s exactly what a consortium of construction companies and social housing corporations are doing in the Netherlands. The […]

week ending 10 April 2015

Travis Perkins goes Solar Home improvement company Travis Perkins has collaborated with solar installer Solarlec to add a 157.5kW rooftop array to its regional distribution centre near Warrington, Cheshire.

week ending 3 April 2015

Solar Farming Dozens of giant solar farms have sprung up in fields around the country in recent weeks as developers raced to complete them before the end of a lucrative subsidy scheme. The number of solar farms winning planning consent has more than quadrupled since 2012, according to an analysis of government figures. Planning permission […]

week ending 27 March 2015

Community Energy Civic energy could provide 50% of UK’s electricity by 2050. What would our energy system look like if the move to a low-carbon society wasn’t left to governments and big energy companies but was instead led by civil society? We are all used to the debate between states and markets, private vs public […]

week ending 20 March 2015

Businesses do it themselves After years of purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) to meet clean power sourcing goals, dozens of global businesses across multiple industry sectors, from consumer products to retail to high tech, are taking matters into their own hands. Their mission: Inspire local and national governments, along with utilities, to fast-track policies that […]