UK’s solar sector rebounding from pandemic and subsidy closures

16th April 2021 | Commercial Energy

The figures were released this week in a new announcement from Solar Energy UK and Solar Media. According to these organisations, the UK’s total installed capacity is now 14GW – of which more than 1GW is classed as completely subsidy-free. The organisations tracked a sharp decline in capacity additions in the second quarter of 2019,…Read more

Coffee pod recycling scheme goes live

15th April 2021 | Recycling

A “first of its kind” recycling programme for coffee pods goes live today, and includes kerbside collections from two local authorities. The scheme, called Podback, was formed in November by Nestle and Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK, who both own a number of coffee pod brands in the UK. From today, consumers of coffee brands including…Read more

Big Beauty wants to go green but a mountain of trash stands in its way

12th April 2021 | Recycling

From its factory in West London, Pai Skincare has staged a packaging overhaul. As of last autumn, glass bottles were used to package 50 per cent of its products. Tubes of virgin plastic were swapped for a blend of post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) and a sugar cane bioplastic. Oils, serums and tonics are now in…Read more

Britain’s electricity system was the greenest it has ever been over Easter

9th April 2021 | Commercial Energy

Britain’s electricity grid was the greenest it has ever been on Easter Monday, with almost 80% of the nation’s power coming from low-carbon energy sources. According to the BBC, the sunny and windy weather, alongside lower-than-average demand for power, led to a surge in the production of renewables across the Bank Holiday weekend. In addition,…Read more

UK electricity grid falls to lowest ever carbon intensity on Bank Holiday

6th April 2021 | Commercial Energy

The amount of carbon dioxide produced by Britain’s electricity network fell to its lowest level yet at lunchtime on Monday, the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has said. A combination of factors including sunny weather, blustery wind and low power demand due to the closure of workplaces over the Easter Bank Holiday saw carbon…Read more

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Since then we have worked with FTSE 100 companies, one-man bands, across all categories.
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