Guest Blog: Richard Burrell – Widening our renewables portfolio in the subsidy-free solar world

Entering a new market is always an exciting time for any business. This could not be truer of joining the UK solar market as it enjoys something of a renaissance in a post-subsidy environment.

UK offers aid to cook up sustainable energy solutions

It is providing grants of up to £30,000 per project, with plans to fund at least up to 10 solutions initially

IEA and IRENA join forces for ‘secure and sustainable’ energy future

They intend to collaborate in areas including the exchange of statistics, policy analysis as well as joint training and events

Majority of businesses ‘don’t have formalised energy strategy in place’

Around 77% of firms believe a quarter of energy needs will be generated onsite by 2025

NatWest banks on sustainability with £10bn pledge

The bank supported nearly 1,500 green transactions over three years between 2015 and 2017

Ireland doubles sustainable research funding

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the doubling of investment in research, development and demonstration projects to €2 million (£1.7m) this year. The fund is open to industry and academia to support sustainable energy research into new market solutions that overcome barriers in the move to a secure, clean energy future. Priority […]

EU boosts sustainable energy ties with Africa

The European Commission is to co-sign joint declarations in New York today to boost its co-operation on sustainable energy with five African countries. The agreements with Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Togo and Rwanda will aim to increase access to sustainable energy sources, especially in rural areas. The Commission plans to provide around €2 billion […]

Solar Power Goes ‘Global’

Despite the romance and ideals of many green technologies, it’s rare that any come with designs you could actually call beautiful.  The practicality of your average solar panel rules its design, whilst the amount of petitions that spring up in opposition to wind farms should tell you what most people think about the design of […]

How Dutch orange is turning green for London 2012

ELN Editor Sumit Bose finds out why sustainability, staying green – and of course beer – are an important part of the Dutch makeover of north London’s Ally Pally, now dubbed Heineken House during the 2012 Olympics.

Pigs in the sun…

How solar powered pig pens are spreading the sustainability message in Hackney