Don’t keep us in the dark

If there was a league table for ‘worst times for a power cut,’ it’s fair to say that a Friday afternoon would be near the top. If the rush-hour wasn’t already stressful enough, the UK’s most significant power cut in…

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The heat is on

Writing shortly after the UK’s hottest day ever, climate change makes the headlines so often these days that it almost feels like a brand-new issue has come to light. Those that have long been committed to tackling the warming planet…

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Closing the gap between aspiration and action

We were eased into July this year with a bout of warm summer weather, but the sun wasn’t the only thing to lift spirits. Just two days into the month, the Government laid out a Green finance Strategy that will…

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A lasting legacy

I am sure that by the time of reading this article, Theresa May’s successor will be well on the way to confirmation as Conservative Party leader and the start of an extremely difficult job to solve the BREXIT conundrum. However,…

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2019: a half-year review
Not long ago, my optimism for the new year (ignoring BREXIT for the moment) had me believing that 2019 would bring about a series of developments for in energy efficiency and heating policy. Now we are almost at the half...
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The Impact of Policy on the Nuclear Market
The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy has given greater certainty to the nuclear industry that it will play an important role, alongside renewable energies, in the on-going efforts to decarbonise the power-sector. The Strategy states that new projects in the pipeline...
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The Truth in an Era of Fake News
Article written by James Higgins, originally published in the May edition of  H&V News Magazine. Sensational headlines are in danger of swaying public perception against industry moves to low-carbon, says our policy specialist James Higgins. Misconstrued and sensationalised information was...
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Avoiding a Breakdown
Article written by James Higgins, originally published in the April edition of H&V News Magazine. By the time you read this, we will have already made our way into spring, with days getting longer and the weather improving. Perhaps after some...
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Taking to the Streets
Drivers across the country are reliant on their four wheels of convenience for work, home or play. Be it petrol or diesel, there are over 38 million fossil fuel-guzzling vehicles on the road in Great Britain and many of us...
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Reaching for the High Hanging Fruit
According to the Clean Growth Strategy, homes now account for 13 per cent of the UK’s emissions (rising to 22 per cent once electricity use is taken into account). The average household’s energy consumption has fallen by over 17 per...
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