Tag Archives: renewable energy

  • What is the future energy source?

    If we could fast forward 15 years the technology that would really blow ones mind would not be the copious fields of wind turbines but in truth the thousands of developments that have entered our daily lives through more energy efficient applications. In turn through greater energy efficiency in our daily lives will present a reduced energy demand full stop. So what are the most significant energy expending areas you should take a look at? Household heating is generally the largest element that makes up a U.K. energy bill accounting for around 53% of electricity and gas bills.  Over recent years energy efficient electric radiators such as the Read more ...

  • Wind turbines are they worthwhile

    A fascinating statistic shows that roughly 40 percent of all wind capacity within Europe is directed over the UK. This creates an ideal domain particularly for home owners to reap the domestic rewards from installing a small wind turbine which can comfortably generate more green energy than your properties electrical demand including lights, electric radiators and other electrical appliances.

    What are the benefits from installing a wind turbine?

    Electricity bill savings - Thats right you will create savings on your electricity bill since generating your own electricity to power your own electrical appliances such as energy efficient electric heating will mea ...
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  • Smart meters in short

    With the governments £11 billion smart meter rollout currently underway are we actually up to date with what they are and why they are so beneficial that the government has made such a commitment to offer installation in every home and business in the UK. The rollout of smart meters commenced at the begging of this year 2016, although with 30 million properties to get through across England, Scotland and Wales there is an impressive completion deadline by 2020.

    The driving force behind the rollout has been largely pushed by the EU as a mode of encouraging energy efficiency and challeng ...
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  • Surge in renewable energy sees global greenhouse emissions stall

    Over the last 2 years we have seen a sharp decline in coal power and a global switch to renewable energy sources which has in turn produced a halt in carbon emissions for a second succession in a row. According to a recent analysis by the International Energy Agency, in 2015 there was vast growth in renewable energy generation, mainly through wind together with developments in energy efficiency. These were crucial contributors in maintaining emissions levels for a second consecutive year.

    Preliminary data from the report outlined that during 2015 ca ...
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  • Could a new renewable technology power your electric heating system?

    Renewable electricity generation swiftly overtook coal in Q3 of 2015 tipping to 23.5 per cent. A majority of which was accumulated by Solar and wind turbines. The question is are there more efficient approaches unturned? Of course there is! Like any technology there is a continuous cycle of groundbreaking materials and design built using pre-existing materials and technologies to create an even superior design which in turn can offer a more desirable method of application.

    Over the last year there has been an interesting study taking place at a Columbia U ...
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  • The UK could obtain it’s entire energy demand from renewables

    As a result from the continuing development amongst storage and smart technology combined with the plummeting costs in renewable energy, a new survey has revelled that the UK could generate over 80% of it’s electricity supply purely though solar, tidal and wind generation.

    The research arrives during the same week that Mr Cameron controversially agreed the go ahead to a large scale nuclear power plant named Hinkley Point C, controversially backed by Chinese funding. Ironically in the same week Britain's Prime Minister gave the green light towards a new nuc ...
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  • Renewable energy auctions depleting clean energy prices?

    The program works through inviting bids in exchange for contracts for renewable energy developers. Inevitably the lowest bidders usually capture government backing. As a result developers are having their hands forced into offering the most efficient economy projects, as they are fully aware that only these schemes will progress.

    Only very recently IRENA published a report labeled Renewable Energy Auctions: a guide to design, that offers an in depth dissection of the largest thriving schemes throughout the world in an endeavour to inaugurate the finest practices for others ...
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  • Low Cost African solar energy could power UK households by 2018

    The scheme could be powered using Tunisian sunshine by 2018, composing sufficient energy for approximately 2.5 million UK dwellings.

    The TuNur program is lining up a move to distribute nearly two gigawatts of solar powered energy to Britain. However that is only on the condition that the organization can tie up a contract for difference with the UK government. As a result of recently developed rules issued by the Department for Energy and Climate Change it means that the UK government is now offering opportunit ...
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  • Possible compromise on EU energy efficiency target?

    Ed Davey, The UK Energy Minister expressed that compromise should be available towards enhancing energy efficiency 30% by 2030 of which EU members plan to discuss as of next week.

    The focus for Europe to reach a minimum renewable energy market share of 27% by 2030 has been described by many as a nice compromise from the EU. It means it will be non binding, allowing the UK use of other tech such as controversial carbon capture and storage in order to reach it's carbon goal. Current measures show that the EU is on course to meet energy savings of 19% by 2020. A study by E3Mlab ...
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  • 2014 Sees Record Surge In UK Renewables

    Over much talk surrounding renewable energy, the big question is how has it been doing here in the UK? It may surprise you that renewable energy contributed to a 5th of our UK power during the first 3 months of 2014. That being a product from rainfall, heavy winds and a surge in wind farm and solar construction. Recent Government figures suggest that renewable energy production saw an increase of 43% in comparison to the first quarter of 2013. Is this so intriguing that we should be calmly jumping up and down, or are we missing something?

    It's safe to say renewable energy production may be increasing year upon year but it doesn't mean that we will suddenly be clear ...
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