Category: Solar power

This is an era of plentiful, cheap, renewable energy, but the fossil fuel dinosaurs can’t admit it | Zoe Williams

For a couple of days this month, wind power supplied over half the UK’s electricity. You wouldn’t know it from our bills – or our politiciansI remember the first time wind energy emerged as a serious contender in the UK’s energy provision. It was 6 Nov…

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UK net zero report: what are its recommendations and conclusions?

What seeks to be comprehensive review actually contains huge gaps and is devastating assessment of Tories’ failuresChris Skidmore, the head of the government’s net zero review, said he aimed to provide a comprehensive assessment of the UK’s net zero am…

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Sunak’s stop-start policies harming UK green investment, says net zero tsar

Exclusive: Lack of confidence in ‘inconsistent’ government is huge barrier to investors, finds Chris SkidmoreRishi Sunak has been criticised by his own net zero tsar, who says the UK risks missing its green targets due to inconsistent policies and lack…

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‘Billionaire biffo’ shines light on hugely ambitious $30bn Sun Cable solar project

The row between Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest reveals the technical, economic and even geopolitical hurdles to completionFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily new…

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Energy efficiency ‘war effort’ needed to cut bills and emissions, say MPs

Ministers missed crucial opportunities but should use energy windfall tax to speed up insulation efforts, committee saysA national “war effort” on energy efficiency is required to cut energy bills, reduce climate-heating emissions and ensure energy sec…

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Energy efficiency ‘war effort’ needed to cut bills and emissions, say MPs

Ministers missed crucial opportunities but should use energy windfall tax to speed up insulation efforts, committee saysA national “war effort” on energy efficiency is required to cut energy bills, reduce climate-heating emissions and ensure energy sec…

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2022 in review: is this the year Australia faced its climate reckoning?

The environmental crisis changed the political tide in 2022. There are some reasons to be optimistic about the outlook ahead – but much more to be doneGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastThe year 2022 is likely to b…

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