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Can energy generation and distribution ever be ethical?

Renewable energy generating solutions like solar, wind and geothermal are gathering pace across the globe. However, the development of these technologies often requires government subsidies and incentives, which can raise questions of freedom, fairness, and equality. In simple terms not all communities have the freedom to choose renewable energy solutions.…

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Benefits to customers

  The recent influx of smaller energy companies is disrupting the market. There are now 60+ energy suppliers in the UK market – a fourfold increase compared to a decade ago. These energy providers have been credited with opening up competition in the energy space, leading to better deals for…

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Solar, smart technology and storage

  In 2017, the National Grid warned that by 2030, electric cars could require 3.5-8GW of additional capacity, on top of the current peak demand of 60GW. Another estimate suggests that if one in three cars sold in 2035 is electric, the charging of vehicles would account for 3% of…

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The energy gap?

To date, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reports that demand for electricity has been pretty constant. In the 25 October[1] report detailing availability and consumption of electricity, ONS notes “Overall for the three-month period to August 2018, consumption in the industrial sector increased by 0.8 per cent compared to…

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Shifts to electrification

  Shifts towards total electrification can be seen across buildings and transport, and this movement is gaining pace. Looking first at buildings – the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy released in 2017 [1] recommends “phasing out the installation of high carbon fossil fuel heating in both domestic and non-domestic buildings off…

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National Government Must Step Up with Solar

  Solar Installation and Brexit Solar is an essential pillar in the future of decarbonising British electricity, and there are some symbolic movements happening throughout the UK supporting green energy. However, on a national political level, the UK government is arguably ‘kicking the ball into the long grass’ when it…

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Pockets of Solar Excellence in Scotland

  The standardisation of solar in different regions of the UK varies significantly. Local authorities are working to towards different regional targets, meaning very different outputs. Scotland however are at the forefront of the green energy evolution. The Scottish Government have a clear objective – to generate the equivalent of…

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Eco2Solar Response to IPCC Report

The findings in the recently published Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report come as little surprise to anyone working in the renewable energy sector. The report, released 8 October, states that limiting warming to 1.5C is still possible, but this will require fast and far-reaching changes to lifestyle habits,…

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Eco2Solar and Fire Safety

Safety and security are of utmost importance to Eco2Solar, and our solar installation systems meet the highest possible fire safety standards. The systems that Eco2Solar install have achieved the highest certification in the UK and Ireland for fire testing and fire safety standards. Our kit achieves the highest standard Broof…

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Changing Perceptions of Solar

  Demystifying Solar Installation Housebuilders’ choice to install solar on new builds is often driven by local government legislation. However, changes in public attitudes towards the technology are influencing demand from house buyers. One Home is a project to increase public awareness of climate change and accelerate the transition to…

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