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Charities benefit from Hampshire firm’s award win

Two charities have each received a cheque for £500 from Mitsubishi Electric, after Abel Environmental Services (AES) scooped one the manufacturer’s special awards. Mitsubishi Electric presents an annual Green Gateway Award in recognition of outstanding customer service, and makes a £1,000 donation to the recipient’s charity of choice. AES therefore nominated the Alzheimer’s Society and […]

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REA issues CSR wishlist

The Renewable Energy Association has put forward its top 10 wishlist to support renewables, ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review On Wednesday afternoon (25/11/15), the government will announce its spending plans for departments including DECC. It will determine how much cash is available for supportive policies required to ensure continued deployment of solar, low carbon […]

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Earthwise partners with PV Kits Direct

Earthwise Products has appointed PV Kits Direct as a new distributor of the SOLiC 200. Iain McRitchie, managing director of Earthwise Products, said: “We’re delighted to be working with PV Kits Direct following our meeting at Solar Energy UK. There is a fantastic opportunity here for installers to revisit existing or add new customers with […]

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Homeowners urged to avoid VAT rise on renewables

Potential renewables customers are being urged to act now, in order to avoid an increase in VAT expected in April 2016. The five percent reduced rate of VAT currently levied on green energy products is due to rise to 20 percent at the end of the financial year in April, following a contentious ruling by […]

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Solar subsidies 22 times less than people think, says poll

Subsidies for solar are 22 times less than the general public perceive, according to a new YouGov poll commissioned by the Solar Trade Association. On average, respondents with a view estimated that solar added £196 per annum to household energy bills – the reality is just £9. A great many respondents said they simply didn’t […]

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Rexel partners with Nedap

Rexel Energy Solutions has announced a partnership with Nedap to distribute its retrofit power diversion device. The PowerRouter works with PV or wind to decide whether to use self-generated energy straight away, reserve it in battery storage or feed it back to the grid. The device has an integrated internet connection, allowing performance parameters to be […]

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Industry slams Rudd’s energy ‘reset’ speech

Energy secretary Amber Rudd has been condemned by the renewables sector for an over-reliance on fossil fuels in her plans for the UK’s future energy mix. The headline announcement of Ms Rudd’s ‘energy reset’ speech this week was the government’s intention to phase out all coal-fired generation within the next 10 years, as it seeks […]

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REI editor stands down

REI editor Paul Stephen is stepping down from his role after four years with the title. He leaves his position to join the editorial team at a B2C title in the transport sector. His responsibilities will be taken over by experienced cleantech journalist and former REI contributor Stuart Qualtrough. All editorial enquiries should therefore be directed to […]

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Powering the Future exhibition prepares to shed light on critical issues

Glasgow Science Centre is counting down to the launch of Powering the Future – a £1.5m exhibition focusing on the future of energy supply in the UK. Launching on December 10, Powering the Future will use 60 thought-provoking interactive exhibits to encourage members of the public to consider ways to meet our growing energy demand at an […]

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Grant UK videos put biomass in the spotlight

Grant UK has created a trio of videos focusing on the installation of a Spira biomass boiler from the perspective of both the homeowner and installer. Grant UK says the purpose of the videos is to showcase the ease with which these systems can be installed, and how biomass is a viable alternative to traditional […]

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