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Observers respond to UK Government “Clean Growth Strategy” announcement

The UK Government has set out a new strategy that appears to outline how it will tackle climate change while driving economic growth. Announced on 12 October, …

£1 million circular economy fund released for energy sector innovators in Scotland

Energy businesses with innovative ideas to help future-proof the industry are being urged to access up to a million pounds of funding and support to unlock new …

STA launches ‘storage commitments’ for domestic providers

Industry urged to strive for quality to build consumer confidence The STA launched new guidelines for the domestic storage industry capturing current best …

Councils in Scotland to receive £4.4 million to improve energy efficiency

Local authorities in Scotland will share £4.4 million of funding allotted for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, to tackle fuel poverty and cut …

Using Data Loggers to Identify and Evaluate Energy Saving Measures

Data loggers can be a useful tool in providing information to help identify opportunities for energy savings, and for evaluating the performance of any …

Trade group secures tax win for solar and batteries for householders

HMRC confirm 5% VAT for batteries when sold with a new solar system On 3 August the Solar Trade Association (STA) was celebrating securing a 5% rate of VAT on …

A fair wind for rural residents as island community looks forward to 24/7 electricity provision

It may be better known for woolly sweaters than renewable energy, but the most remote inhabited island in the UK is to finally receive round-the-clock …

Innovative energy management system delivered for solar + storage project

QOS Energy, a renewable O&M analytics software provider, has completed the delivery of an Energy Management System for SunHydrO, a combined renewable …

Support for portable solar + storage research via KTP with storage firm

Voltage optimisation and energy storage firm Powerstar is currently involved in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam …

Battery aggregator secures funds to advance grid-balancing plans

Home battery firm Moixa has secured £2.5 million in new investment to help realise its goal of creating a virtual power plant aggregating the capacity of …

Finland has the world’s most energy-saving supermarket, says R&D group – half of the energy it consumes is solar in origin

Savings are also being achieved by levelling out power consumption peaks Finland seemingly now has the world’s most energy-efficient supermarket, …

Old bike parts turn the cogs of wave energy harvester

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have used old bike parts and a disused pressure cooker to create a wave energy harvester powerful enough to charge a …

One of the biggest biomedical laboratories in Europe receives BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating

The recently opened Francis Crick Institute in London has achieved BREEAM Excellent certification. Dedicated to tackling scientific questions underpinning …

US retail giant signs energy storage deal

San Francisco-based startup Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) has been selected by Walmart to install its advanced energy storage systems at a number of the …

New SCADA platform claimed to offer verifiable energy savings

Paul Hurst, Director at Products4Automation, a SCADA expert and exclusive distributor of Progea products in the UK, explores Pro Energy.NExT and its benefits …

Seminar to explore reducing energy costs in plastics manufacturing

BPF Energy is hosting a seminar providing a complete look at energy management in plastics manufacturing facilities, to explore ways of cutting costs. The …

Cloud-based energy aggregation and battery waste innovators pick up low carbon funding awards for SMEs

A cloud-based energy aggregation service has picked up the Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE awards, securing £180,000 of equity free funding. Another …

Renewables cut Europe’s carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA report

Increasing use of renewables is translating directly into cuts in fossil fuel consumption in Europe, according to a report released on 4 April by the European …

Northern Ireland energy storage project awarded €90 million EU grant

Irish renewable energy firm Gaelectric announced on 2 April that the European Union has awarded a €90 million grant for works under the Connecting Europe …

Nottingham University Lab scores a carbon neutral first for the UK, with top BREEAM and LEED ratings

Nottingham University’s recently opened GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratories for Sustainable Chemistry has achieved BREEAM Outstanding and LEED Platinum …

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