Can the new Solar Taskforce deliver the policy drivers needed to deliver 70GW by 2035?
Our solar columnist, Dr Sebastian Berry, on the new Solar Taskforce and what it can learn from the UK’s previous solar PV strategy.View article
Growth relies on more than tax-relief and red tape removal
Griff Thomas, from GTEC and heatly, responds to the 2023 Autumn Statement. Despite not getting much mention during his address to parliament, Jeremy Hunt did offer a few positives in the full autumn statement when it comes to encouraging the take-up of renewables and removing some of the barriers. VAT relief available of energy saving […]View article
Avoiding the bystander effect in decarbonisation
Tim Rook, Chief Markets Officer at Clade Engineering Systems, draws upon his 16 years of experience in the industrial and renewable energy sectors to address the challenge of decarbonisation.View article
Unleashing the potential for district heating in Ireland
Gemserv’s Samantha Shea outlines a significant opportunity for the heating sector.View article
Clean air is set to be a legal requirement – is your building ready?
Mark Bouldin, Clean Air Expert at Johnson Controls, on air quality legislation. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) has fast become a priority for many businesses. Current ESG legislation ranges from corporate sustainability reporting and legal requirements to monitor Scope 3 supply chain emissions to equality and fair pay acts – but soon another law could […]View article
Why the Rapid Charging Fund needs to be opened for applications
Paul Routledge, Regional Director UK & Ireland at EV charging solutions provider Charge Amps, discusses the Rapid Charging Fund, which still hasn’t opened for applications three years after its creation.View article
The role of innovation in balancing energy efficiency and comfort
Richard Kemp-Harper, CCO of Airex, says we need to think about Building Regs in a different way. If Albert Einstein was a Retrofit Coordinator he would have a thing or two to say about the UK’s poorly insulated, damp, inefficiently heated homes and the route to making them fit for human habitation, never mind Net […]View article
What next for the UK solar coaster?
Our new solar columnist, Dr Sebastian Berry, on the sector’s buoyancy and the journey to achieving the government’s target of 70GW by 2035.View article
Why we should be investing in whole house retrofit now
Mark Krull says we’re missing a trick when it comes to tackling net zero and the cost-of-living crisis. The positive news from Rishi Sunak’s speech last month is that he’s increasing Boiler Upgrade Scheme funding to £7,500. Encouraging early investors ensures that we lay a strong and informed foundation for the low-carbon future, build consumer […]View article
How to halve the cost of halving home energy bills
Steven Heath, Technical Director at Knauf Insulation, on why we should transition to a pay-for-performance retrofit model.View article
How our boiler challenge is helping households save
Madeleine Gabriel, Mission Director in Nesta’s sustainable future team, discusses its money-saving boiler challenge and how it can help households this winter.View article
Watered-down net zero plan is bump not a road block
Griff Thomas from GTEC on why the PM’s net zero proposals, if navigated properly, could still see Britain leading the way when it comes to combatting climate change.View article