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

Sri Lanka reveals plans for 100% renewable energy by 2050

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A recent reported jointly published by the Asia Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme has laid out the long-term plan for Sri Lanka’s eventual transition to 100% renewable Continue Reading

How blockchain could revolutionise the energy industry

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Blockchain has burst on to the scene and into the collective consciousness over the last few months. The technology is lauded as a gamechanger across several industries. But trying to understand Continue Reading

Met Office and Met Eiraeann announce storms Aileen, Hector and Octavia for 2017-2018

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The meteorological bodies of the UK and Ireland, the Met Office and Met Éireann, have released the latest batch of names that will be given to the year's most notable storms. Continue Reading