Great Britain

  • Solar Is UK's Best District Heating Option

    The UK government has clear and ambitious plans to raise the share of district heating (DH) in total heat consumption. GBP (Pound Sterling) 320 million is said to be made available for increasing the number of households connected to DH from 220,000 to 8 million by 2030, or to 30 % of today...
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    Great Britain: Rumours of Closing down Renewable Heat Incentives

    Since the win at the general election May 2015, the UK Conservative Party has made significant changes to policies that were related to energy and environment protection. These include the currently in parliament discussed reduction of subsidies for wind and solar PV with the Feed-In...
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  • All-Energy Exhibition & Conference, Aberdeen

    The All-Energy Exhibition & Conference will take place in ‘Europe’s Energy City’, Aberdeen, on 21 and 22 May 2014. As an annual event, All-Energy brings together all sectors and elements of the renewables / sustainable energy industry and provides a platform for the...

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  • UK: Domestic RHI Tariff Applies to Installations After 15 July 2009

    In July 2013 the UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) confirmed the tariff rates for the long-awaited Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The Government’s press release at 12 July 2013 promises that the solar thermal tariff will be set at ‘at least 19.2 Pound Stirling pence...

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  • Great Britain: Zero Carbon or Nearly Zero Carbon?

    In December 2006, the UK Government set a new policy that all new homes in England would be ‘zero carbon’ from 2016 and introduced an initiative called the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), which would allow ratings to measure different levels of compliance. Although...

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  • Great Britain: RHI Delays Blamed for 35% Drop Solar Thermal Sales

    Quarterly solar thermal statistics from the UK’s Solar Trade Association (STA) covering 80 % of the total market volume show that solar thermal sales have decreased by 35% in the first quarter of 2013 when measured against the same period in 2012 (see chart on the left and...

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  • All-Energy Exhibition & Conference, Aberdeen

    The All-Energy Exhibition & Conference will take place in ‘Europe’s Energy City’, Aberdeen, on 22 and 23 May 2013. As an annual event, All-Energy brings together all sectors and elements of the renewables / sustainable energy industry and provides a platform for the...

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  • EU Project: RELACS in Sustainable Holiday Accommodations

    What have the Albena resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast (see photo), the Bräuer restaurant in Weißkirchen, Austria, and the 2 Danby Cottages in the UK’s Forest of Dean in common? They are all part of the RELACS network. RELACS is short for “REnewabLe energy...

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  • Ecobuild 2014, London

    Ecobuild 2014 will take place from 4 to 6 March at London’s ExCeL exhibition and conference centre. The Exhibition and Conference is one of the world’s biggest events for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. In 2013 about 45.000 industry professionals visited...

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  • Great Britain: Low Impact of RHI on Solar Thermal Market

    Five months after the introduction of the Renewable Heating Incentive for commercial installations, the scheme’s effect on the solar thermal sector is almost zero. Of the 21 renewable heating systems approved by the end of April 2012, 16 are solid biomass boilers, 4 heat pump projects – and ...

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  • Sonnenkraft: “We Have a Responsibility to Innovate and Develop Solar Energy”

    With the expansion to the United Kingdom and Switzerland, Sonnenkraft’s network of sales offices now spans across nine countries. When adding the company’s partnerships in other markets, the manufacturer is among the solar thermal businesses with the most extensive market coverage across Europe...
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