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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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More award-winning ultra-low energy homes for Nottingham 

The next phase of a pioneering scheme to turn hard-to-heat council houses in Nottingham into ultra-low energy homes got underway today.   Nottingham is the first place in the UK to pilot the ground-breaking whole-house renovation approach known as Energiesprong, with ten homes successfully completed and a further 17 now underway.  As part of the Nottingham City […]

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