Tag: renewable energy

Majority of MPs back mandatory solar for newbuild

Eight in ten MPs (79%) support making solar panels mandatory for all new-build homes, according to a new YouGov poll.

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“We have a vision for a world with solar at the very heart of the energy system”

In the third of his solar series for elemental, Dr Seb Berry talks to Sonia Dunlop, the new CEO of the Global Solar Council.

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UK produced enough renewable energy to power every home in 2023

Analysis from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit’s (ECIU) Power Tracker found that between 1st January 2023 and 31st December 2023, power generated by wind, hydro and solar reached over 90TWh (terawatt hours), which is more than enough power for all of the UK’s 28 million homes.

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Webinar highlights: whole house renewables

A round-up of the key takeaways from elemental’s webinar on whole house renewables, with HPA, MCS and Solar Energy UK.

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MCS publishes consultation outcome – and plans for future changes

The six-week consultation proposing the redevelopment of the scheme ran this summer and received hundreds of responses from across the sector, with over 50% of the respondents were installers of renewable energy and heating technologies.

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Jewson launches Making Better Homes Awards

The builders’ merchant has also shared recent research that illustrates the physical and mental health problems caused by poor housing.

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E.ON and Coventry agree 15-year energy partnership

E.ON will become the Coventry City Council’s Strategic Energy Partner, forming an alliance that will build a cleaner and more sustainable city.

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Portsmouth International Port to decarbonise shore power

Portsmouth International Port has been awarded £19.8m from the Zero Emissions Vessels and Infrastructure competition (ZEVI) for a decarbonisation project with Brittany Ferries, alongside the University of Portsmouth, MSE International, B4T, IOTICS and Swanbarton. The SEA CHANGE project will design, build and operate a ‘shore power’ system across the three busiest berths at Portsmouth International Port, meaning that visiting ferry or […]

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Renewable procurement guidance published by UKGBC

UKGBC has published a suite of renewable energy procurement guidance.

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Leeds City Council opens UK’s first solar powered Park and Ride

Leeds City Council has opened the UK’s first solar powered Park and Ride in Stourton, serviced by electric buses that link the Park and Ride to Leeds city centre. The site is powered by solar modules coupled with a battery storage system, with carbon emissions being reduced by approximately 471,000 KGCO2e in 2022. The project […]

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National Grid announces renewable energy infrastructure

National Grid has an announced an overhaul of the grid, which will enable millions of UK homes and businesses to use renewable energy. The overhaul has been called The Great Grid Upgrade and it will include new infrastructure being built across England and Wales. By connecting more renewable energy from where it’s generated out at sea […]

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OVO calls for end to energy greenwashing

The CEO of OVO has outlined a new net zero plan, including the proposed reform of ‘100% renewable electricity’ tariffs. CEO Raman Bhatia said: I am the CEO of an energy supplier, and I want our customers to use less energy. I want them to pay us less for their heating, lighting, and power each […]

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