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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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Record levels of farmers going green, says NFU

The NFU Farm Service reports record levels of interest in renewable energy among farmers, just 12 months since its launch. The Service has so far aided over 1,500 farmers in the UK to benefit from clean energy and diversify their incomes. The Service helps farmers to overcome the chief barriers to uptake – finance and […]

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Ofgem boss warns of looming energy crisis

The government has moved to reassure consumers that its policies will ‘keep the lights on’ amid dire warnings from Ofgem‘s chief executive that the UK’s energy supplies are in sharp decline. Ofgem boss Alistair Buchanan put DECC on a defensive footing by painting a bleak picture of sharp energy bill rises in the next few […]

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REAL scheme faces fresh criticisms

The administrators of the Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd scheme (REAL) have been using an investigative journalist to carry out company audits and compliance checks on its behalf, according to ClickGreen. Reports have emerged that experienced journalist Colin Meek has carried out “dozens” of company audits on behalf of the REAL scheme operators but admitted none […]

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New Green Deal measures announced

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced the next steps of Green Deal prior to its official launch in October. In addition to the creation of a new Green Deal Quality Mark to show consumers who is authorised to undertake energy efficiency work in the scheme, registration is now open to Green Deal Providers, […]

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DECC publishes UK energy statistics

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published a summary of the UK’s energy statistics for the year 2011. It indicates that electricity from renewable sources increased by 33 percent on a year earlier and accounted for 9.4 percent of total UK electricity generation (34.4 TWh). Much of the increase installed capacity resulted […]

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Sainsburys forms renewables partnership

Octopus Investments, in partnership with Geothermal International (GI), has today announced it has entered into an agreement with J Sainsbury’s PLC to install ground source heat pumps at some of its supermarket sites. Octopus and GI say they will work together to install the heat pumps across a series of Sainsbury’s car parks as part […]

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Government committed to green growth, says Barker

  Climate change minister Greg Barker has used his address to the Micropower Council’s summer reception to reaffirm the government’s commitment to renewables. In addition to commenting on financial incentives required to boost the industry, Barker also stressed the importance of tackling non-financial barriers to uptake and provided an update on forthcoming initiatives.  He said: “I want to […]

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SmartGrid will lead to growth, says new chairman

Lord O’Neill, SmartGrid GB’s recently appointed chairman, has announced his vision for smart grid’s to provide a ‘massive growth opportunity for our country’. The organisation is a cross industry group set up to champion smart grid development in Britain. Lord O’Neill’s statement reiterates the central message of SmartGrid GB’s report released earlier in the year entitled […]

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NICEIC sponsors Green Deal event

NICEIC joined 120 industry suppliers and representatives from the gas and electricity industry for an important speech on the Green Deal in Westminster last week. Sponsored by Ascertiva, parent company of NICEIC, the event featured a presentation by climate change minister Greg Barker, Gemserve’s chief executive David Thorne, and Green Deal Oversight Body and Ascertiva’s new […]

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