Category Archives: Renewable Energy

Primary Schools Compete To Win Solar Panels

Primary schools across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being offered a unique opportunity to win solar panels, crowd-funded by Friends of the Earth supporters.  The competition invites pupils to submit creative entries, such as artwork or film, demonstrating why they’d … Continue reading

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1000’s Of Huge Spaces Crying Out For Solar Power

Friends of the Earth have reacted to new figures released by the Government yesterday, showing that just 49 large solar rooftop systems have been accredited under the UK’s feed-in tariff in the last six months. Friends of the Earth’s Renewable … Continue reading

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Green light for wind farm off Sussex coast

Commenting on the Government’s decision today (Wednesday 16 July 2014) to give the green light to the Rampion wind farm off the Sussex coast, Brenda Pollack, Friends of the Earth’s South East Campaigner said: “This is fantastic news. The Rampion … Continue reading

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Europe will need land three times size of UK to meet bioenergy demands

By 2030 Europe could require an area of land and forest three times the size of the UK to meet our bioenergy demands, new research published by Friends of the Earth Europe has revealed. The report, by the Vienna University … Continue reading

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The Green Deal and Renewable Energy

This is a guest post from The Green Deal So, what is the Green Deal? As its launch date draws closer, it’s time to really get our teeth into what benefits can be gained from the government scheme. The initiative … Continue reading

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Government “dithering” over wind energy is leading to disaster

Industry leaders and campaign groups have today warned that Government “dithering” on wind energy subsidy cuts could prove a disaster for the sector. Phil McVan, managing director of Myriad CEG Wind, was speaking after reports the Government has delayed a … Continue reading

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Experts deliver biggest solar PV project in the north of England

A leading renewable energy company has completed the biggest roof-based solar PV project in the North of England. The 1077 Hyundai solar panels were installed by Liverpool-based Eco Environments at the Warrington site of temperature controlled storage and distribution company Cold Move. The … Continue reading

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UK’s renewable energy award winners announced

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has announced the winners of the association’s inaugural Renewable Energy Awards. More than three-hundred guests, including business leaders and politicians, attended the awards ceremony in London. Maria McCaffery, Chief Executive said: … Continue reading

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Wind Power can cut energy costs for UK industry by more than a third

Many British businesses could reduce energy costs by up to 35% by building wind turbines alongside industrial sites to take advantage of wind power, say Friends of the Earth and green energy company Ecotricity. UK-based businesses, like British households, are facing rising energy costs due … Continue reading

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UK to launch world’s first Renewable Heat Incentive

ClickGreen.org.uk have reported that Businesses and communities across Britain will be able to apply for a heat tariff payment, triggering a new era of clean green heat technology, announced by Energy Minister Greg Barker on Friday. You can read their full … Continue reading

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