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Organisations rally to stop scrapping of GHG

19 organisations representing or working within the energy efficiency and low carbon heating sector have written to Government Ministers, highlighting the importance of the continued and successful delivery of the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme (GHGVS). Premature closure of the Green Homes Grant Scheme would put jobs in jeopardy, dash the dreams of homeowners and […]

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REA’s ‘green pathway’ paves way to thousands of new jobs

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has unveiled its‘green recovery pathway’ which will accelerate the drive to net zero and provide thousands of new jobs. Launching the ‘Strategy for Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies’, REA’s CEO, Dr Nina Skorupska CBE, said that ‘the change required over the next three decades is on a […]

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Gemserv acquires Ecuity to accelerate ‘net zero’ drive

Professional services firm Gemserv has acquired Ecuity Advisory Ltd as part of its drive to expand services for clients seeking to accelerate the transition to net zero. Ecuity’s extensive expertise in energy, mobility and environmental policy complements Gemserv’s established role as a manager of high-profile projects in the energy and other sectors. The acquisition of […]

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The UK requires a retrofit army to meet Net Zero target

New research published by UK100, a group of mayors and local government leaders, shows that a “retrofit army” of nearly half a million builders, electricians and plumbers will be needed to meet the Government’s objective of becoming Net Zero by 2050. The figures were published as a cross-party task force of 24 mayors and local […]

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Decarbonising heat: some positive steps but a long way to go

Dave Sowden, chairman of Ecuity Consulting and strategic advisor to Sustainable Energy Association discusses the UK’s progress in decarbonising heat. The legislation of the UK’s net zero target last year positioned us as leaders in the climate debate, but how do we go about decarbonising Britain in just thirty years? With the built environment answerable […]

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Eco2Solar reveals opinions on Climate Change

In February this year, Eco2Solar conducted a nationwide survey through OnePoll, asking 1,000 consumers across Britain for their opinions on Climate Change The participants were split between homeowners (80%) and renters (20%), with 52.30% of respondents being women and 47.70% being men. This research revealed some interesting trends in current attitudes and also highlighted areas […]

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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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Time to reinstate DECC?

Former Secretary of State for Energy Sir Ed Davey has dismissed the idea of recreating the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC). His rebuttal follows in the wake of rumours that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is about to reverse the decision taken by his predecessor Theresa May in July 2016 to abolish DECC, as […]

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STA responds to Ofgem’s decarbonisation action plan

Today the Solar Trade Association (STA) has submitted its response to Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Programme Action Plan, highlighting several major gaps in relation to decentralised renewable energy technologies such as solar and energy storage and setting out ten key recommendations to address industry concerns and deliver on Net Zero. STA Policy Manager Cameron Witten said: “Whilst […]

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Emission reduction first, electric car revolution second 

Even if the UK Government accelerates its plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, there will still be millions of fossil-fuelled vehicles on the road well into the 2030s and 40s.  In parallel to the roll-out of electric cars and charging infrastructure, more needs to be done to reduce emissions from […]

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