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20
MAR
2020

Can electric vehicles make us safer drivers?

Electric Vehicles will be the norm in 20 years but besides the benefits of clearer air and saving on fuel costs, could they actually benefit the way we drive? Hyundai has recently conducted an experiment to test this. People were tested in petrol or diesel cars and then electric...
13
MAR
2020

What the 2020 UK Budget means for Electric Vehicles and renewable energy

This week’s budget announcement was understandably overshadowed by the current coronavirus outbreak, however there was some information surrounding the future investment for electric vehicles. Electric Vehicles will benefit from the Budget as a Rapid Charging Fund has been...
12
MAR
2020

The world’s most unlikely solar farms

It’s fantastic to see solar power becoming more accessible as new solar farms are being switched on in the most unexpected locations. Alaska’s winter months get less than 6 hours of daylight, yet their 10-acre farm switched on by Renewable IPP in January is expected to power...
07
MAR
2020

Modern cars producing 7% more CO2

Consumer group Which? have carried out tests on 292 car models since the start of 2017 to measure emissions released. Although emissions linked to harming human health (CO and NOx) have decreased, CO2 emissions have increased in almost all car classes and fuel types. On average...
17
FEB
2020

Smart meter rollout’s deadline has been delayed by 4 years

The rollout for smart meters in every home has been pushed back to 2024 from the original deadline of 2020 due to a lack of available technology. Consumer group citizens advice has been calling for the deadline to be extended in the best interests of the customers so technical...
10
FEB
2020

Ban on gas heating for new homes by 2025

Ban on gas heating for new homes by 2025, it will be interesting to see what happens regarding gas heating in new homes and further efforts to tackle climate change. A ban on gas by 2025 to address climate change concerns was part of the chancellor’s standards for delivering...
30
JAN
2020

MCS launch new Battery Storage Standard

National Certification scheme MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) have spent the last few months developing a new battery storage scheme, with input from Tesla, Sonnen, Moixa, Powervault, the STA and REA. The quality assurance scheme provides the framework for the...
11
DEC
2019

Drive into the future: why electric vehicles are essential for the climate crisis

Electric vehicles are a relatively new phenomenon, but they are expected to become the dominant form of vehicle between 2020 and 2030. The government states it is committed to make the UK a world leader in the electric car industry, so it is likely we will see further uptake over...
09
SEP
2019

Electric Vehicle Charging: Changes to the industry

Electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging are a relatively new phenomenon, so it comes as no surprise that there are regular changes, and announcements that affect the sector. In today’s blog we wanted to update you on two announcements that may affect you if you’re...
18
JUL
2019

Could social media posts be leaving your home vulnerable to theft?

Holidays are meant to be relaxing, but do you have peace of mind about the safety of your property whilst you’re away? Posting beach pictures and checking into your destination online may seem the perfect way to share your holiday with friends and family, but it may alert...
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