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Sun Power for Rainy City

March 11, 2007

Architects are hoping solar panels will catch some rays in one of Britain’s rainiest cities. Plans have been drawn up for the UK’s largest set of the panels on an office block in Manchester – more famed for its wet weather than sunshine. The CIS building, the biggest tower...

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Solar Power ‘Wake-Up Call’

March 11, 2007

All new buildings in London should be fitted with solar panels, according to the Green Party. Greens leader Darren Johnson in the London Assembly says the large swings in temperature are a wake-up call to the need to reduce the burning of fossil fuels for energy. He wants all new buildings to...

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Sunny Future for Middlesbrough Football Club

March 11, 2007

Middlesbrough Football Club is taking part in a multi-million pound project to develop solar energy. The club has won part of a £2m grant package from the government to install a roof incorporating solar cells. The project is part of a government scheme to promote the use of so-called...

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Tories Plan Green Tax on Flights

March 11, 2007

The Conservatives are planning a series of new environmental taxes on flights aimed at combating climate change. The party will publish a consultation document on Sunday asking people for their views on various proposals. The proposals include levying VAT or fuel duty on domestic flights and a green air...

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"We’ll pay more for Eco-Friendly homes"

March 9, 2007

In a massive shift in public opinion, a new MORI poll has demonstrated for the first time an overwhelming consumer demand for high performance environmentally friendly homes. The new report, Eco Chic or Eco Geek by the Sponge Sustainability Network, shows that home owners are prepared to pay more...

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Is Solar Energy Profitable for Homeowners?

March 8, 2007

It sure is – Homeowners benefit from input remuneration, and the input from CO2 free power.  With increasing house values and our ever increasing awearness of climate change, UK homeowners with PV systems are not only reducing their electrcity bills forever but also increasing the value and desirability of their homes. Going...

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Solar Cells Selling Fast

March 5, 2007

World production of solar cells —which convert sunlight directly into electricity — soared to 742 megawatts (MW) in 2003, a jump of 32 per cent in just one year, the Earth Policy Institute reports. With solar cell production growing by 27 per cent annually over the past five years,...

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How Solar Cells Work

March 5, 2007

Power Without Maintenance Solar cells convert one form of energy (sunlight) into another form of energy (electricity). When the sunlight is reduced or stopped, for example, when a cloud passes in front of the sun or when the sun goes down in the evening, the conversion process slows down...

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How can I get low cost Solar Grants?

March 4, 2007

Solar grants are now available for the government’s latest funding scheme for on-site renewable energy projects, The Low Carbon Building Programme (LCBP).  Evo Energy’s Carbon Solutions service can help both public sector and private sector applicants identify suitable on-site renewable technologies and apply for LCBP funding. Funding for schools...

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Calculate your carbon profile

March 3, 2007

Each time we turn on the TV, switch on the cooker, take a flight or drive the car, CO2 is added into the atmosphere. CO2 is a greenhouse gas that is released when fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal are burnt. Calculate the cost of my emissions...

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