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One thing we have learnt this week- low cost PV

Obama announces 1GWp of low cost PV on low income housing roofs. One of the big problems with solar PV is the up front cost. Whilst PV costs have fallen dramatically over the last -well since they were invented- the up … Continue reading

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BP data

Its that time of year when the BP data in their statistical energy review comes out.  This blog covers some the main things that stood out for me in the 2016 BP data. 1) oil reserves show a fall, this … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -charge for grid upkeep

A frisson of despair entered my heart this week when I heard OFGEM have suggested we might have to pay a charge for the grid upkeep.  According to the chief executive of OFGEM due to solar panels and energy storage, … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week UK energy lobby group changes direction

In what could be a very significant move the main energy lobby group in the UK (UK Energy) has changed direction on its renewables stance.  Up until now the lobby group which represents all the “big six” suppliers has been … Continue reading

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TV chief goes solar

TV chief goes solar.  For those of you don’t know Delia Smith is one of our top TV chiefs.  She is also a Christian.  Its just come to light that she has installed solar panels at her house in the … Continue reading

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Ground mounted solar

Don’t let the the title “Ground mounted solar” put you off.  Sometimes you find the weirdest most improbable story out there you have to run it.  This is one and as a disclaimer I should add I didn’t find the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -Scoraig

I was surprised and amused (bear with me you will see why) to hear an article on the today programme on Scoraig.  Scoraig is a stunningly beautiful but remote crofting community on a peninsular in the north-east of Scotland.  The … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -Indian Energy

There was a very interesting article in the Guardian this week looking at Indian energy.  More particularly the Indian governments attitude to coal power and solar energy.  The whole article shows the tension between good intentions and development in the … Continue reading

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Interconnector-interconnections

This week the worlds longest interconnector has been announced between the UK and Norway.  (An interconnector is an international transmission line that connects two countries.)  In our book we looked at the problems that switching to renewable electricity on a … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – solar energy payback

One thing we have learnt this week is that solar energy payback is now much faster than people think.  As we wrote in our book all energy sources have to have an energy investment made before you get an energy … Continue reading

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