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Here you will find articles and press releases issued by The Renewable Energy Centre. If you require more information or would like to publish these, please contact Angela Gallacher (Head of Press & Marketing) on 01926 865835.
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21 Apr 2009
£10bn ‘shovel-ready’ wind projects could lay foundation for green economy
BWEA, the UK’s leading renewable energy business organisation, today launched their report on the wind, wave and tidal sector’s contribution towards building a low carbon economy: Powering a Green Economy: Wind, wave & tidal’s contribution to Britain’s industrial future.....
15 Apr 2009
BWEA, the UK’s leading renewable trade association, welcomed today’s report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), urging the Government to act in order for employment to be created in the offshore wind sector.
The report ‘Green Jobs: Prospects for creating jobs from offshore wind in the UK’ states that the sector could provide 70 000 jobs in the UK by 2020, with timely Government assistance on supply chain and financing.
Dr Gordon Edge, BWEA Director of Economics and Markets, said: “A host of independent studies has shown that the wind sector in the UK can be a motor for economic growth. Wind can provide clean, sustainable energy, while attracting investment and creating employment. It is a win-win situation, which, with the right policy framework in place, can benefit the country as a whole.”
08 Apr 2009
The Renewable Energy Centre believes UK carbon emissions should be cut by 42% by 2020.
A report issued by the Tyndall Centre of Climate Change this week highlighted that predictions about climate change and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions may have been too optimistic.....
01 Apr 2009
BWEA Aviation Fund to free up Wind Energy Projects
Wind to power up a further 2.5 million homes once aviation issues resolved....
30 Mar 2009
Monodraught Suncatchers create a striking Atrium feature at Nottingham University
Bespoke Monodraught SunCatchers take centre stage at Make Architects’ stunning new Sir Colin Campbell Building for Nottingham University’s Jubilee Campus extension.....
26 Mar 2009
Solar Power in Scotland – it works!
In Scotland we have plentiful sources of free renewable energy which we must develop to ensure we have enough electricity to power us into the future. In addition to the well known sources of wind and water there is another source just as plentiful as either of these. That is the Sun.....
24 Mar 2009
RSPB calls on government to increase commitment to onshore wind
BWEA, the UK’s leading renewable energy association, welcomed today RSPB’s “Positive Planning for Onshore Wind” report, which sets out how to significantly expand UK’s onshore wind capacity. Evidence shows that it is possible to develop onshore wind farms, without damage to wildlife.....
20 Mar 2009
£1,000 raised by ‘Doing Something Funny for Money’
Sustainable energy consultancy, Enact Energy, has raised £1,000 for Comic Relief, following a day of fundraising on Friday 13th March involving waxing, the old faithful bath of beans, ‘lingo’ bingo, cake bake-offs and more!....
20 Mar 2009
Greenpeace Backs FuturEnergy to Power 'World'
Lighting up the World – clean renewable energy generated by three FuturEnergy micro-wind turbines together with a bank of solar panels, provided all the power to illuminate and run the latest Greenpeace earth-shape Climate Research Station in Poland.....
18 Mar 2009
Monodraught SunPipes and Sola-boost natural ventilation systems have been used extensively throughout the Seaside Primary School in Lancing, West Sussex to improve children’s wellbeing.
The school will accommodate up to 420 pupils and has been created from the amalgamation of two schools, is currently operating in a brand new 1200 square metre extension built to facilitate the West Sussex County Council ‘Age of Transfer’ project in Shoreham and Lancing.....
17 Mar 2009
How do you find out the true cost of double glazing? Many double glazing companies want to come round and demonstrate their company and products and give a 3 hour build up as to why the retail price of their products are worth so much money.
Then they will come out with an offer at the end of the presentation that has to be taken now and reduce the cost by a quick 50%. Then after a series of 3rd party phone calls to the boss you could get an extra 20% more off. Now you are nearly at the price of how much your new double glazing should cost.....
12 Mar 2009
FuturEnergy March Newsletter
Spring beckons, bringing with it the promise of warmer, longer days, the bursting of buds, the frenzied flight of flirting birds and, of course, this month's National Homebuilding & Renovation Show.....
24 Feb 2009
The Renewable Energy Centre is set to exhibit next week at the UK’s largest sustainable building products show; Ecobuild.
Held at Earls Court in London from 3rd – 5th March, the show is poised to attract record numbers this year with over 800 exhibitors and a long line of high profile guest speakers.....
06 Feb 2009
Forever Fuels Ltd and Skellefteå Kraft AB today announced that they have agreed to work together to bring Skellefteå's top-quality wood pellets to the British market.
The market for green heating in the UK is still in its infancy. But the need for alternatives to fossil fuels has been highlighted by the volatility of their prices, and Russia's attempts to hold her neighbours to ransom through control of the gas supplies.....
27 Jan 2009
Two environmental assessments show ‘huge scope for development’
BWEA, (British Wind Energy Association) the UK’s leading renewables trade association, welcomed the two key Government announcements published today, as a decisive development towards powering up every home in the UK with wind, wave or tidal energy.....