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What does the solid fuel ban mean for renewables?

In February, the government broadcast that the sale of the most polluting fuels burned in household stoves and open fires will be phased out in England from 2021, in order to clean up the air.   Plans for the ban were first announced 18 months ago, but the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has now confirmed it is […]

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Is hydrogen the future of home-heating?

With more countries including the UK, adopting net-zero emission goals, companies and governments are investigating whether replacing fossil fuels with hydrogen could be the answer to cleaner domestic heating. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government invited comments on plans to reduce emissions from new homes built after 2025. The frontpage proposal is aimed […]

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The EEC Announces 2020s as The Decade of Renewable Energy

The European Energy Centre (EEC) has announced the 2020s as the Decade of Renewable Energy, following the critical shift from fossil fuel to Renewable Energy Technology as a way to resolve the climate emergency. The approaching COP26 global Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November 2020 puts into focus the urgency of taking action for […]

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The government abandons opposition to subsidising new onshore windfarms

Four years after ministers abolished support for new onshore wind projects, the Government has dropped its opposition to new onshore wind ‘competing for contracts to generate clean power’. The change follows the government’s pledge to reach its net zero target by 2050, a goal that the Committee on Climate Change has said could be reached […]

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“Best ever” Futurebuild closes with call to action

Futurebuild 2020 (March 3-5, ExCel London) drew to a close with a powerful call to action for the renewables and allied sectors to work more closely together to fight climate change. The three-day exhibition (previously known as Ecobuild) focussed primarily on the climate emergency and the problems it poses for the built environment, via a […]

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Engenera Renewables wins Regional Installation Contractor 2020

Newcastle-based energy contractor, Engenera Renewables Limited, has been awarded the Regional Installation Contractor of the Year Award 2020. Following on from a successful 2019, also winning National Installation Contractor of the Year 2019, at the National Energy Efficiency Awards, Bryan Glendinning, CEO of Engenera Renewables, said: “I’m delighted that Engenera have won the Regional award […]

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Grant heat pumps extend guarantee with G1 Scheme

Grant UK is excited to reveal that G1 Installers who are accredited to fit its heat pumps can now access longer guarantees on the Aerona³ heat pumps that they purchase, install and register through the G1 Scheme. From 1st March 2020, Aerona³ units which are installed by a G1 Air Source Heat Pump Installer will […]

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Heat Pumps – More than just a Renewable Heating Solution?

The Climate Change debate and the obvious need to reduce energy use mean that Heat Pumps on a commercial and industrial basis are becoming increasingly relevant. However, the application of Heat Pumps on a wider retrofit basis, to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions for existing buildings and processes, can be restricted due to the […]

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Putting the planet first on day one at Futurebuild 2020

Futurebuild’s first day hits the ground running by tackling one of the biggest challenges facing the industry – achieving net-zero carbon emissions in a resilient and sustainable environment. Baroness Brown of Cambridge, Deputy Chair of the Committee on Climate Change, kicked off the day with an impassioned declaration that, with key environmental performance continuing to […]

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ECA’s Luke Osborne optimistic about technology’s role in low-to-no-carbon future

Luke Osborne, the Energy and Emerging Technologies Solutions advisor at ECA, sees many opportunities and solutions ahead on the road to a low-to-no-carbon future, but the correct measures must be firmly in place first. In the past decade, renewable energy has undergone a considerable shift within the UK. Having once been a virtual non-entity, it […]

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