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Electric vehicles could make up 16% of the global market share by 2020

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*infographic from World Energy Council report The World Energy Council has recently published a report that states that the market share for electric vehicles (EVs) will need to rise to 16% globally by 2020… Continue reading

Electric cars – will the UK follow in the footsteps of Norway and Japan?

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Battery storage has become the latest hot topic of the energy industry and one technology that naturally goes hand-in-hand with advances in battery storage is the electric car. We take a brief look… Continue reading

Biomass update – DECC launches consultation on the RHI

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Have you made the switch to a renewable heat supply? If not, then you will need to act quickly.  Renewables subsidies provide generous financial incentives to encourage investment and help to grow the… Continue reading

When was your last lightbulb moment?

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Ours was back in 2013 when we decided to install energy efficient fluorescent lighting at our head offices in Leeds. At the time, it didn’t make sense for us to install LEDs; the… Continue reading

Are we moving towards a decentralised energy system?

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In the same week that the Rockerfeller Family Fund announced divestment from fossil fuels on the grounds that ‘it makes little sense—financially or ethically—to continue holding investments in these companies’, Tesla has unveiled… Continue reading

What percentage of your energy supply is renewable?

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A new study reveals that the cost of going 100% renewable will add just 1% to your bills, whilst bringing significant benefits to your organisation.    One of the easiest ways to cut… Continue reading

DECC’s Capacity Market could transform renewable energy investments

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Last year the UK government announced that all coal fired power plants would be closed by 2025. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has created a Capacity Market auction to ensure… Continue reading

Continuum – why a building must be able to evolve and adapt to a changing environment

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Building standards are breeding a new level in sustainable architecture and some developers are even surpassing requirements to create some of the most energy efficient spaces we have ever seen. Unfortunately, like the… Continue reading

Battery storage – more than just an extended power supply from solar

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Last year’s announcements that Tesla would be supplying domestic and commercial lithium-ion battery units to complement renewable energy systems caused quite a stir in the media and energy industry alike. It has been… Continue reading

FiTs, divestment and carbon taxes – a positive outlook for renewables

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The media’s messages for the alternative energy industry may be doom and gloom in light of several new changes to government ‘green’ policies but the positive actions of those in the industry speak… Continue reading