Spring Statement: Energy sector gives Future Homes Standard lukewarm response

The green economy has responded to chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement in lukewarm fashion, with feedback flitting between ‘genuine steps forward’ and ‘fiddling… while the planet burns’....

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Uncertainty reigns over Smart Export Guarantee rates and floor price

Energy minister Claire Perry has remained tight-lipped over the future shape of the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) as her department begins to pour over responses to its consultation on the matter.A...

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BirthStrikers: meet the women who refuse to have children until climate change ends

A movement of women have decided not to procreate in response to the coming ‘climate breakdown and civilisation collapse’. Will their protest be a catalyst for change?

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Results season and UK solar’s direction of travel

Results season - that time of the year when firms reveal just how well, or poorly, they’ve performed - is always interesting, but as UK solar enters a critical juncture, this year’s season has...

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US residential storage on the rise in another record-breaking year

Energy storage enjoyed another record-breaking year of deployments in the US in 2018, while the residential segment is now “moving beyond early adopters” and into commercial viability, a report...

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IKEA team links PV with blockchain

IKEA research and development laboratory Space 10 in Copenhagen is teaming up with blockchain experts Bloc and Blocktech and architects SachsNottveit to explore how solar and blockchain technology...

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US energy storage market nearly doubled in 2018

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  • U.S. energy storage deployment nearly doubled in 2018 as the nation installed 350.5 MW, 777 MWh — over 80% more than was deployed in 2017 in terms of megawatt-hours, according to a...
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Renewables hit record high in 2018 as fossil fuels faltered

Renewable energy generation hit a record high in 2018, with gas, coal and nuclear all falling.New statistics released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) showed...

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Economic illiteracy and green vandalism: Political pressure over BEIS solar policy gap ratchets up

Political pressure on the government’s decision to close the feed-in tariff with no replacement scheme in place has ratcheted up ahead of the closure of a consultation on the future of solar...

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Energy Storage Has A Breakout Year On Both Sides Of The Meter

2018 may have been the year of residential energy storage, according to a leading analyst, but grid storage was no slouch.2018 was also the year that grid-level batteries broke out of early...

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Oil Majors Double Down On Battery Investment

Last week, Shell became the latest supermajor to make a big bet on battery storage with the announced acquisition of German energy storage startup Sonnen.

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Behind-the-meter energy storage surges ahead of utility-operated batteries

Behind-the-meter (BTM) energy storage—on-site options that allow energy customers to store capacity for use as needed—surged in 2018.

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Plugging the hole: How can solar fill UK nuclear’s void?

The UK has had something of a rocky relationship with new nuclear in the past few years, but developments in January 2019 pushed it firmly into ‘it’s complicated’ territory, and sent the country...

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ScottishPower unveils £2 billion investment with battery storage, EVs in its crosshairs

ScottishPower has unveiled a £2 billion investment programme for 2019 to target large-scale battery storage and public EV charging points.The investment, the company’s largest in a single year,...

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Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) to launch energy storage certification

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is to launch a new certification scheme for battery energy storage systems.The pilot, set to launch in mid-2019, will “better equip the industry to...

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Centrica to Unlock the Power of Millions of Homes With New Home Energy Management Offers

LONDON, Feb. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Centrica is to expand its smart home activity in a move that will unlock the power of millions of customers' homes, driving down electricity bills through the...

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Climate change strike: Thousands of UK students to walk out of schools today for nationwide youth protest

Thousands of students are set to go on strike at 11am on Friday [15th February] as part of a global youth action over climate change.Strikes are taking place in 60 towns and cities across the...

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Why investing in energy storage is business critical

For businesses operating complex supply chains and delivering vital services, maintaining a stable and dependable level of power is paramount when it comes to energy storage

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Renewables will be principal source of world power by 2040, BP says

Renewables will be the world’s principal source of power by 2040 and are penetrating world grids faster than any other energy source in history, O&G major BP has said.BP today published its...

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