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Using Technology to Live More Sustainably

In the previous post in this series, we began to break down the barriers to becoming more self-sufficient as individuals, so now I’d like to share with you some examples of what that might look like. On my own house, solar panels generate up to 70 per cent of my…

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Creating Sustainability in a Sharing Economy

In the previous post in this series, we looked at the role of the government, the local councils and us as consumers in creating a more sustainable future, so let’s now look at how close we are to becoming more self-sufficient. As a society, we’re not too far away from…

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The Future of Energy – A Need for Self-Reliance

In the previous post in this series, we looked at the global markets and events influencing energy prices, and because of these variables, the price of electricity is only going one way – and it isn’t down. We live in an age of fragile world markets, politically-motivated events, concerns around…

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The Global Landscape of Energy Production

Every minute of every day, five thousand times as much energy as we need hits the earth in the form of solar energy. That surplus isn’t going anywhere; it just gets absorbed into buildings, into the ground, the desert or the sea, warming everything up. But what if we could…

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How sustainable is your home?

With the uncertainty around Brexit and the current instability around energy production, it will become increasingly up to us as individuals to become more self-sufficient in our homes and lifestyles. That’s why we’d like to share with you our latest research into the UK’s energy landscape, and give you a…

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Not about Trump

It is no surprise to any of us here in the UK that there’s a crisis in housing. Whole generations face the prospect of never being able to own their own home. Not enough houses are being built and they are too expensive. I have just read about Reach Homes.…

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Sun or Wind

UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has confirmed the Conservative Party’s controversial plans to stop subsidies for onshore wind farms, claiming it is top of her agenda at the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC). In an interview with the Sunday Times, Rudd reiterated the Tories’ manifesto pledge to effectively…

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$10m a minute

Would you believe it – $10m every minute is the amount that fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies EVERY minute of every day – equating to $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund. The IMF calls the revelation “shocking” and…

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Does solar add value?

Although I have been working in the solar industry for 8 years now – which makes me a veteran in this new world – there does not appear to have been a proper empirical, data based study on the value that renewable technologies, such as solar panels – adds to…

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