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Ploughcroft makes redundancies

Ploughcroft's staff were made redundant on Friday 21 September

Ploughcroft Building Services, better known as Ploughcroft Training and Ploughcroft Solar, has carried out major redundancies. The company, which entered solar PV in 2006, was a well-known name in the renewables world. The company made staff redundant on Friday 21 September. Managing director Chris Hopkins, who ran the company with his wife Helen, recently received […]

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Exclusive – REI and MCS partnership in place

  Renewable Energy Installer is delighted to announce it has formed a partnership with the MCS. Supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), MCS, an industry-led scheme, came into operation at approximately the same time as REI was launched four years ago. The partnership will see MCS writing a regular column for […]

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Unions, associations, investors, NGOs and British businesses call on Cameron and Clegg to join-up departments and accelerate UK’s renewables programme

REA sends open letter to Number 10 urging clarity on renewables growth and support Over 200 diverse organisations have signed a letter to PM David Cameron and DPM Nick Clegg asking them to ensure their government provides clear and consistent leadership on renewable energy. The letter follows growing concerns about the slow pace and complexity […]

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HPA welcomes launch of RHPP Phase 2 Communities Scheme

Gregory Barker MP, minister of state for energy & climate change announced the launch of the RHPP Phase 2 Communities Scheme this week, the third and final part of this phase. The Heat Pump Association welcomes this as another vehicle to promote the growth in renewable heat projects, increasing awareness, understanding and knowledge. Not only […]

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New government figures show big increase in electricity generated by renewable sources

UK electricity production from renewables increases by 33% in 2011 Electricity generation from onshore wind increased by 45% and offshore wind increased by 68% 9.4% of all UK electricity generation came from renewable sources UK’s reliance on imported fossil fuels hit 36 year high   Government figures released today in the annual Digest of UK […]

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New guidance for local authorities to improve energy efficiency of homes

New guidance to help local authorities in England improve the energy efficiency of their residential housing has been published today. The guidance, issued under the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA), asks local authorities to publish a report on their plans to achieve improved energy efficiency by 31 March 2013. Local authorities will be required to […]

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Renewable energy to bring £25 billion of investment into UK economy, says Davey

Changes to subsidies for renewable electricity could incentivise between £20 billion and £25 billion of new investment in the economy between 2013 and 2017. The Banding Review for the Renewables Obligation will support jobs and deliver more clean power with a reduction in costs to consumers between 2013 and 2015, ministers said. Bandings were today […]

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TV star enjoys Olympic performance from renewables

Dancing on Ice star Jayne Torvill, who with skate partner Christopher Dean achieved Olympic glory at the 1984 Winter Games, is now enjoying clean, green, cost-effective heating thanks to ground source heat pumps, supplied and installed by Ice Energy Technologies. Torvill contacted Ice Energy to see how renewable energy could help with energy costs.  “We previously […]

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Non-PV FiT rates announced

                                                        The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today announced its formal response to the consultation on Feed-in Tariffs for non PV technologies. Reductions will be seen in tariffs for wind whilst hydro, anaerobic digestion and MicroCHP will see little change and, in some instances, small increases. The new tariffs will apply to […]

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Brighton Energy Coop commissions first major project

  Brighton Energy Coop has commissioned an 87 kW solar array at Shoreham Port near Brighton. NRG Renewables, the Southeast specialist for PV, solar thermal, micro CHP and heat pumps, has completed installation of 366 Canadian Solar panels at the site in Shoreham Port, designed to provide clean electricity to local businesses. All equipment was […]

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