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Solar expansion at Southern Water

Southern Water will be harnessing sun-power by installing more than 15,000 solar panels at three of its sites to help protect the environment and save energy. …

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 …

Budget 2017 misses the mark on sustainability challenges, say industry groups

Responses to the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s 2017 Budget have so far been muted from professional groups and others working in the sustainability sphere. It …

Solar park in Swindon to power household waste recycling centre

Building work has started at Barnfield Solar Park, Swindon, which will be connected directly by private wire to the Swindon household waste recycling centre to …

Project aims to establish feasibility of solar-powered rail

Imperial College London and climate change charity 10:10 have teamed up to investigate the viability of using track-side solar panels to power trains, it was …

“Remove barriers for energy storage” solar trade body asks

Responding to Ofgem’s call for evidence on A Smart, Flexible Energy System, which closed on 12 January, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has called on the …

Big Brands say “Stop the Solar Tax Hike”

Over 160 NGOs, schools, academics, energy providers and public institutions ask the Chancellor to stop the proposed rise in business rates for solar panels Big …

Solar road surfacing solution to begin UK trials in 2017

Described as “the world’s first ever photovoltaic road surfacing material”, Colas’ Wattway will begin trialling in the UK next year, at up to three …

Lights out for PPA-funded solar

A detailed new analysis shows that the standard method for financing large scale solar PV schemes in the UK is no longer economically viable. An estimated …

2017 rateable values include unexpected business rates hike for solar rooftop

Business rates for ‘mainly export’ solar agreed with Valuations Office but concern over 6-8 fold tax hike for business solar rooftops The draft rateable …


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