LATEST GREEN ENERGY NEWS
Firm awarded £35m transmission scheme for Bhlaraidh and Beinneum wind farms in Scotland
New company formed by previous management at collapsed Mark Group buys insulation business
Lendlease secures planning permission for net zero carbon combined heat and power plant
Two Green Deal providers fall into administration just hours apart
Client body for project says it won’t reach financial close until at least next summer due to strike price negotiations, pushing back start of work
Energy firm blames move on government decision to remove renewables from exemption to Climate Change Levy
It’s been called the greatest flop of the last parliament. But why did the Green Deal, the government’s flagship retrofit scheme, fail so spectacularly?
Carillion’s new £430m super-hospital in Bristol can lay claim to being the greenest hospital in the UK - and it’s all thanks to some fresh thinking on ventilation.
The Green Deal is one year old this week but the celebrations are, to put it mildly, subdued. We look back on a year of disappointments for the energy efficiency retrofit market
The prime minister surprised everyone last week when he announced his desire to ‘roll back’ green charges on energy bills. So where does this leave the government’s energy efficiency policies?
How should the government kick-start its stuttering sustainability policy? Building, Ecobuild and the UKGBC held three roundtables at three party conferences - and three common themes emerged
We appraise the best products for building energy-efficient homes, from insulated steel lintels to external wall insulation that’s fit for seaside locations
Andrew Brister looks at plans to reignite the Renewable Heat Incentive and asks whether the moves will achieve the government’s targets
There is more to a low-carbon window choice than whether you opt for double or triple glazing
Developers and property managers take note: new regulations will affect your energy performance certificate for existing buildings
The UK relies heavily on the single electricity market, let’s hope Brexit doesn’t disrupt this vital trade with European networks
Up to now problems with onsite energy generation and storage have been barriers to going off grid, but several factors could be about to change the status quo
Reducing air polution is a priority for the London mayor, but he needs advisers to really think through how to tailor renewable energy for the specific needs of the capital
The government’s sustainability backtracking will have knock-on effects for other national policies and will be damaging for industry confidence
Is the optimism that 2015 brought with it already on its way out?
Evidence has emerged the UK govt is massaging figures to meet EU energy saving targets
The current vogue for PV on domestic roofs needs to be extended to the nation’s commercial building stock
A quick guide to the main on-site renewable energy technologies and the challenges they present
Are developers and the wider construciton industry finally recognising the social value of ‘green infrastructure’?
Does your business know enough about efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change?
With regulation driving investment, low prices need not jeopardise progress on green energy and retrofit
It is vital that home owners are able properly to control the new generation of hi-tech homes
Lets start the journey now to build cleaner, healthier cities
Labour’s policy plans, outlined last month, have much going for them
What are the implications of a widespread electrification of cities?
The industry needs to ensure the low carbon products and services it supplies actually do what they claim
The data around energy generation capacity looks to be being presented in a way that obscures inconvenient facts
If property investors are to improve the energy performance of their assets they need clarity on the government’s long-term aims
We urgently need work out how to assess the real in-use energy performance of our commercial buildings so we can understand their true output
The government has missed an opportunity to improve new housing by sticking dogmatically to an expensive zero-carbon solution
Cuts to subsidies for ‘solar farms’ are a sign of success and should be welcomed
Renewable power generation is currently let down by its intermittant nature - but solving the storage problem could transform the market