2018: What’s happening this year in renewable energy innovation?

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A brand new year is upon us, and it looks like a brighter, greener future is on the horizon. The ever-changing energy market looks set to see some big shifts this year, both in the UK and internationally, that are contributing to a wider trend of Continue Reading

Will we have a renewable energy-powered Christmas?

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2018 could be the year that we’re dreaming of a green Christmas. Last year, more than 40% of the electricity generated on Christmas Day came from renewable sources. We can thank our seasonally Continue Reading

How technology and renewable energy is curbing air pollution

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In recent years, air quality has become a hot topic of discussion. One of the underlying issues affecting air quality is pollution. How is our air getting polluted? As the mayor of London has Continue Reading

The UK’s (new) biggest solar farm is just around the corner

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The UK could get its largest solar farm in 2020, and it could be built without any government support. Spread across almost 900 acres of the Kent countryside and with a generation capacity of 350 Continue Reading

A renewable review: Five cool things that happened in 2017

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New milestones, falling costs and growth for the UK - 2017 has been another great year for renewable energy, building on some of the successes of 2016 and seeing further innovations, improvements and Continue Reading

Can we improve solar generation by opening up the light spectrum?

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The recent installation of photovoltaic solar has far outstripped the growth of previous years, so says a new report published by REN21, global renewable energy policy network. 75 GW of solar was Continue Reading

How man-made coral is unlocking the potential of tidal power

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Wave power is a relatively untapped source of energy that could play a huge role in satisfying energy demand in years to come. Estimates vary on just how much energy could be generated by wave Continue Reading

Making historic buildings energy efficient: the challenges and the solutions

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There are more than two million buildings and structures in the UK which are considered to be of special architectural or historic interest. From Belfast’s Grand Opera House and the Forth Bridge in Continue Reading

There’s more than one benefit to being a sustainable business, says Drax Retail CEO Jonathan Kini

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Being sustainable can have more business benefits than just being good to the planet – so says Drax Retail CEO, Jonathan Kini, in a recent interview with Business Reporter. Continue Reading

Opus Energy recognised as winning brand for small businesses

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In the space of one week, Opus Energy has been awarded ‘Utilities Provider of the Year’ and named one of the top ten ‘healthiest brands’ in the UK. Continue Reading