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Green Square commends government’s Renewable Heating Incentive scheme on successful first year

Green Square™, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy suppliers, is praising the success of the government funded Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) scheme, marking its first year anniversary on 9th April 2015. More than 25,000 households in Britain have benefitted from pay-outs to subsidise the installation of eco-friendly home heating systems since the programme launched…

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No large-scale solar for next financial year

Contracts for Difference Register shows no solar projects for 2015/16  The Contracts for Difference (CfD) register has released by the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC), the administrator of the CfD scheme [1]. In this it has been confirmed that neither of the two solar projects that won CfD contracts for the next financial year will…

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Bristol schoolchildren monitor local air quality

A group of schoolchildren from Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Bristol have been utilising Ashtead Technology’s air quality monitors to measure air pollution during their daily commute to school. The project is part of the BBC News School Report which provides 11-16 year-olds across the UK with an opportunity to make and broadcast their own news.…

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David Ball Group announces investment from Wheatsheaf Group

David Ball Group, a leading and innovative UK-based manufacturer and supplier of cement admixture products and ultra-low carbon, cement free concrete, has announced it has received investment from The Wheatsheaf Group. The Cambridge-based company has a 130 year legacy of materials innovation dedicated to the advancement of quality, sustainability and performance in the construction industry. …

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UK solar bond targets £20m

Community benefit energy company Big60Million has launched the largest UK solar bond portfolio to date, targeting £20.4m. The secured five-year fixed-term bonds are £60 each and provide stakes in three operational solar farms totalling 34MW built by Belectric UK. The portfolio takes in an £8.6m bond offer for 14.8MW Atherstone project in Warwickshire, a £5.8m…

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SANTANDER CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL STRENGTHENS EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE AND RENEWABLES TEAM IN WALES AND THE MIDLANDS

Santander Corporate & Commercial has boosted its Education, Healthcare and Renewables (“EHR”) sector team covering Wales and the Midlands with two new senior hires. The move comes at a time of strong demand from EHR businesses in the region for dedicated banking services and sector specialists. Andy Jones joins as a Relationship Director with a…

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New research shows how onshore wind can deliver cheapest electricity of all power sources by 2020

New research published by the industry-led Onshore Wind Cost Reduction Taskforce, set up by RenewableUK, shows that onshore wind can become the most cost effective new electricity source by 2020, driving down fuel bills for households throughout the UK. The recommendations put forward fall into four main categories: further innovation by industry, improvement to the…

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Energy regulator bans greenwashing

Good Energy boss welcomes Ofgem clampdown on green tariff claims Good Energy Chief Executive Juliet Davenport has welcomed new Ofgem rules which now force energy companies selling green tariffs to prove they really do provide environmental benefits. The rules on green tariffs, which come into force on April 1, are part of Ofgem’s Retail Market…

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