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10-point plan – the takeaway points

Boris Johnson has outlined his eagerly awaited 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, but which areas affect you? Heat Pumps – so hot right now! The PM pledged to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028. Make no mistake, this is a massive win for installers and manufacturers alike, but it’s an ambitious […]

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Green Deal timeline

Going green REI summarises the key milestones for installers in the development of Green Deal Related posts: No related posts.

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Renewables time line

March of time Paul Stephen and Watson Carlill, director at Future Renewable Energy, summarise the key milestones for installers in the ever-changing world of renewables. Related posts: No related posts.

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Fair share

R-ECO says it is the UK’s only co-operative installer of renewable energy systems. Claire Martin explains As a worker-owned co-operative, R-ECO creates meaningful and sustainable employment with every employee owning an equal stake in the business and having a say into how the business is run. This model is unique in the market place and […]

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At your service

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has  installed solar panels Phoenix Renewable Technologies to the flat roofs of its headquarters building in Winsford Following an intense tender process and detailed design consultation Phoenix Renewable Technologies of Staffordshire were chosen to complete the project for the fire service. The installed system consists of 192 x Suntech STP245S-20WD […]

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Broadcast news

The Radio Two and Radio Six music DJ, Mark Radcliffe has joined the green revolution to install a biomass boiler system to heat his 200-year-old Cheshire farmhouse The 53-year-old who lives with his family at Whitley, near Warrington, turned to North Wales-based Carbon Zero UK for his new biomass boiler system. Gareth Jones, managing director […]

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Hot under the collar

It would be fair to say that the recent announcement that the full Renewable Heat Incentive is to be put back until summer 2013, did not receive a rapturous applause from the renewables industry. Hidden amid the Heat Strategy and up against the news that the Renewable Heat Premium Payment was to have a second […]

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Enter the Dragon

With the dust finally settling on the government’s vision for the Feed-in Tariff (FiT), Paul Stephen speaks to Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden about the continued attractiveness of investing in PV There are few people more qualified to pass judgment on the financial credentials of renewable energy than business woman and BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den […]

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Sustaining the renewables industry

The government’s recent decision to cut the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) has rocked the renewables sector and questioned the very sustainability of a booming industry, says Rupert Higgin, managing director of The Green Electrician. He takes a look at the way ahead and whether now is the time to take a more holistic view of energy management […]

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Departing Newman fires final salvo

Former Solarcentury chief executive, Derry Newman, has launched a parting shot at the UK’s largest energy firms for their reluctance to embrace renewable electricity generation The 54-year-old, who stepped down in April to spend more time with his wife and children, has been candid in his criticism of the UK’s major energy suppliers for ‘fighting’ […]

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