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Government to protect solar subsidy

January 31, 2011, Leave your thoughts

A recent BBC article reports that the government has said that it will take action if commercial operators exploit a subsidy, known as the Feed-in Tariff, which is aimed at encouraging homeowners to generate their own solar electricity. The government’s […]

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London 2012 attempts to reduce its carbon footprint

January 25, 2011, Leave your thoughts

The organising committee for London 2012 Olympics has said they will hire and reuse materials in an effort to reduce the event’s carbon footprint. Organisers of the event have said tackling ‘embodied carbon’ represents a more effective way of reducing […]

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Cornwall town aims for 30% renewable power

January 19, 2011, Leave your thoughts

Renewable energy campaigners will be talking with North Cornwall residents this weekend in an effort to plough £300,000 into community projects and produce 30 per cent of Wadebridge’s electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2015. The Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network […]

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Permission granted for Cornish solar farms

January 18, 2011, Leave your thoughts

Planning permission has been granted for four new solar farms in Cornwall, with a further five undergoing consultation, according to a recent BBC report. Solar Power is a well-established source of renewable energy in other parts of the world such […]

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Solar farm plans to produce 5MW of power

January 17, 2011, Leave your thoughts

Plans are now on display to build a 5MW solar farm, on the outskirts of Swindon, at Roves Farm, Sevenhampton, by owners Rupert and Joanna Burr.   The project is said to be the largest eligible for support under the […]

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Energy price increases add £560m to bills

January 13, 2011, Leave your thoughts

Recent changes in energy prices has resulted in householders facing half a billion pounds’ worth of increased energy bills. Price comparison service, uSwitch, reports that power increases have already been made, that result in customers paying £338 (37%) more for their […]

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The Guardian reports on the Feed-in Tariff

January 10, 2011, Leave your thoughts

Last week the Guardian reported on “Getting paid to produce renewable energy.” In the current economic climate investing in solar panels may appear costly however with the support of a government scheme you can now make a profit from producing […]

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Ofgem reports on PV installations

January 7, 2011, Leave your thoughts

2010 Marks a record year for UK solar installations Figures from Ofgem, the UK energy regulator, show that the UK has installed more solar power in 2010 than in any other year. Despite the fact that the UK Met Office […]

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Peabody Trust embarks on £23m solar installation

January 6, 2011, Leave your thoughts

Social housing association, the Peabody Trust, has assigned £23 million to be spent on installing solar panels on its London-based housing. The generous investment is aimed at contributing to make Peabody a carbon-neutral business by 2020. While funds have been […]

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