Solar + Storage Half The Cost Of Gas Peaker Plants

S&P Global reports the cost of solar with battery backup dropped precipitously in 2018.

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A new era or a mountain to climb? BEIS export guarantee receives mixed bag of responses

The government’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), its eagerly awaited replacement for the soon-to-close export tariff, has been dubbed both a “new era” for solar and a “mountain to climb” as the...

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UK government floats market-driven replacement for solar payments

The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has unveiled a new ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ to replace the export tariff.The country's feed-in tariff, paid for every kWh...

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Renewable energy set to power district’s electric vehicle charging points

A firm generating electricity from wind farms off the Whitstable and Herne Bay coast will install 12 electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the district after winning a contract from...

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This Uxbridge farmer is ditching diesel for a solar-powered tractor

Small-scale organic farming conjures bucolic images of days spent under blue skies doing honest work and living close to the land.All that, says Uxbridge farmer Tony Neale, is true.

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Hotel to operate on battery power in Edinburgh

An Edinburgh hotel is claimed to be the first in the UK to be powered by battery.The Gyle Premier Inn at Edinburgh Park has installed a five-tonne battery.It will charge from the national grid in...

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2018: A Tipping Point for Climate Change

Did the world wake up to climate change in 2018? Or are we falling deeper into ignorance about the environmental changes happening all around us?The increasingly severe effects of the rise in...

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Renewables posted record share of UK power in Q3 2018

Renewables provided almost one-third of the UK’s total power output in Q3 2018, a record high for that period of the year, boosted by the summer’s heatwave and high wind speeds.That performance...

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The FT Editorial Board has a problem with those who pretend to solve climate change. Who might they have in mind?

“The depressing reality about climate change is that we could solve the problem, at manageable cost, but are failing to do so.”

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Solar Export Payments to be Guaranteed - for some

BEIS - The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has unveiled a scheme to replace the export tariff which expires at the end of March 2019.

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