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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