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The Renewable Energy Centre believes UK carbon emissions should be cut by 42% by 2020. - April 10, 2009
Transport Secretary, Jeff Hoon announced today that an additional runway and terminal at Heathrow could go ahead. The Renewable Energy Centre released a statement warning that the consequences of such a move could be catastrophic. Although not predicted to be in operation until 2020, the new runway... - January 17, 2009
The Renewable Energy Centre announced increased interest and traffic to its website following the Interbuild Exhibition last week. The show which lasted five days saw a high number of visitors through the doors consisting of people from the trade, industry professionals such as architects and specifiers,... - November 08, 2008
Plans to give additional incentives to wave power systems in Scotland to encourage more business in the region were today supported by The Renewable Energy Centre. - September 26, 2008
In a statement released by The Renewable Energy Centre it was clear that the looming crisis of fuel poverty for many people in Britain could be avoided in time for winter. - August 02, 2008
Plans announced yesterday for a study into the feasibility of wind and wave farms off the coast of Northern Ireland and Scotland were heralded as a positive step forward by The Renewable Energy Centre.co.uk. - July 12, 2008
With the world watching oil prices steadily rise, Gordon Brown’s trip to the Middle East appeared to offer a new solution which was for oil exporting countries to increase their output but also invest in UK renewable energy. - June 28, 2008
The Renewable Energy Centre today announced its support for the construction of a 65MWe biomass plant in Lincolnshire. Permission for the plant was given to Helius Energy, by the Department of Energy, on Monday and the company is looking to initially develop six biomass stations throughout the UK. - June 21, 2008
A report released this week by UK think tank, Policy Exchange has cited carbon capture and storage (CCS) as the way forward for the UK to significantly cut its carbon emissions. - June 14, 2008
The Renewable Energy Centre today released a statement praising the efforts of The Crown Estate for its proactive plan to ensure the supply of 25GW of electricity to the UK by 2018 from new offshore wind farm sites. - June 06, 2008
Irish company OpenHydro has become the first company to successfully supply electricity to the national grid using tidal power technology. The Renewable Energy Centre issued a statement in full support of the system and the promotion of tidal power as a reliable source of energy for the UK. - June 01, 2008
The Renewable Energy Centre.co.uk headlined a seminar entitled “Go Green – Get Rich” at the Grand Designs Live Show last week. Richard Simmons, MD spoke frankly about the domestic and national picture of renewable energy in the UK. - May 17, 2008
The Renewable Energy Centre today released a statement in response to reports by the Guardian newspaper that the government is looking for ways to meet its energy targets through investment in renewable projects outside of the UK. - April 03, 2008
A speech which was delivered by John Hutton, Business Secretary in London this week has caused a great deal of concern amongst opposition party leaders and green campaigners. - March 15, 2008
Peak Oil has been the subject of debate for many years and has largely been ignored by industry optimists but has continually worried many industry experts. The big question as it seems, finally has been answered with new projections placing the point of peak oil occurring within the next 10 years. - March 09, 2008
The Renewable Energy Centre released a statement today which highlighted that the publicity surrounding aviation and climate change was becoming more and more prevalent. In the space of twenty four hours, Richard Branson flew the first Boeing flight from Heathrow to Amsterdam which was powered partly by biofuel and protesters gained access to a stationery plane to protest against the proposed new runway at Heathrow. - February 28, 2008
Following the announcement by the EU commission that the UK must supply 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, The Renewable Energy Centre urged the government to take immediate and practical steps to achieve this. - February 24, 2008
Following the release last week of the “Heat Call for Evidence” document issued by the Office of Climate Change (OCC), The Renewable Energy Centre.co.uk issued a statement calling for the government to take a proactive stance to reduce heating demands throughout the UK. - February 15, 2008
The Renewable Energy Centre stated today that despite all the warnings and publicity surrounding climate change the UK population is still far behind Europe when it comes to energy saving in the home. - February 02, 2008
Following John Hutton’s nuclear statement last week to the House of Commons, The Renewable Energy Centre.co.uk released a statement responding to points raised in the report. - January 23, 2008
The Renewable Energy Centre today announced its support for the recent planning approvals which have been given for a 23 turbine wind farm in Sutherland and a biodiesel refinery in Port Talbot, Wales. The planning agreements have been long awaited but welcomed as a positive step towards reaching the renewable energy targets of 2016. - December 21, 2007
The Renewable Energy Centre today announced its support of the report “Fighting Climate Change – human solidarity in a divided world” issued by the United Nations at the end of November. It particularly targeted western countries to take urgent action against climate change. - December 14, 2007
The Renewable Energy Centre today announced its support of the underwater tidal power station which is to be situated off the Pembrokeshire coast and for which proposals have now been submitted to the UK government - November 03, 2007
The Guardian yesterday reported that a leaked government document contained recommendations to negotiate a reduction in the 2020 European Union target that 20% of all UK energy must come from renewable sources. - October 26, 2007
Throughout September it has been widely reported that global warming is to blame for a record reduction in sea ice which covers the famous Northwest Passage, providing a shipping link between the Pacific and Atlantic. The Renewable Energy Centre also today voiced its concerns about the consequences of this region being free from ice. - October 17, 2007
In its continued fight against climate change, The Renewable Energy Centre announced today its support for The World Energy Summit 2008, an exhibition aimed at showcasing the latest innovations in technology, opportunities in the industry, as well as new ideas from the leading companies and experts in the field. - September 28, 2007
The Renewable Energy Centre today commented on responses to the King Review of Low Carbon Cars’ call for evidence. - August 30, 2007
TheRenewableEnergyCentre.co.uk today announced a tremendous response to the launch of the ‘Guide to Home Energy-Saving’; available to download free on their website. - August 15, 2007
In continuing its fight against climate change, The Renewable Energy Centre announced today that it is actively supporting The Sustainability Show 2007, an exhibition aimed at educating the public about how businesses and individuals can work together to make a positive impact for the future. - August 09, 2007
The Renewable Energy Centre today joins many environmental groups in the opposition against plans for the £200 million Thames Water desalination plant, when a third of their water supply is currently being lost through leakages. - July 26, 2007
The Government recently announced the launch of their “Carbon Challenge” which aims to create five zero carbon or near carbon developments throughout the UK in order to provide working examples to the building industry. - July 19, 2007
Associated British Foods, DuPont and BP have announced a £200 million proposal for one of the world’s largest biofuel plants to be built on BP’s chemical site at Saltend, Hull. - July 04, 2007
The Renewable Energy Centre announced its support of the Government’s recently launched “Act on CO2” website by adding a link to the carbon calculator from its homepage. - June 27, 2007
Due to popular demand The Renewable Energy Centre has added three new sections to their website; a directory of UK and International renewable energy exhibitions and conferences for trade and consumers, a section for relevant Educational Resources and advice on government grants and funds available. - June 20, 2007
Following the recent Energy White Paper The Renewable Energy Centre announced it’s support of the Government’s decision to once again consider the benefits of tidal power, but voiced its concern regarding the environmental implications of the proposed Severn Barrage. - June 15, 2007
Following the announcement that the launch of Home Information Packs, including the key Energy Performance Certificates, will be delayed until 1st August, The Renewable Energy Centre voices its concerns about the resulting impact on the UK’s fight against climate change. - June 06, 2007
The Renewable Energy Centre comments on how the Energy White Paper released on the 23rd May will affect UK consumers and businesses. - May 31, 2007
With the rising popularity of renewable technologies in the UK The Renewable Energy Centre was pleased to announce a record number of visits to the Wind Power section of the website this month. - May 24, 2007
The Renewable Energy Centre announced today that it is actively supporting the Energy Efficiency Advice Centre (EEAC) UK network and has established a dedicated section on the website with direct links to every Advice Centre homepage. - April 29, 2007
The Renewable Energy Centre has announced today it is joining the fight against energy inefficient patio heaters by launching a new section to their website dedicated to Biomass related alternatives. - April 25, 2007
Due to increasing debates surrounding the issue of Biofuels, TheRenewableEnergyCentre.co.uk announces the launch of a dedicated Biofuels and Biomass area to their website. - April 18, 2007
The Renewable Energy Centre fights the fuel poverty crisis and proves that home owners need not invest a lot of money to improve the energy efficiency of their home and cut utility bills. - April 04, 2007
UK households are said to be responsible for a quarter of the UK’s total carbon emissions and the Energy Performance Certificate is the Governments latest step in attempting to change house-holders’ attitudes a greener home. - March 29, 2007
In what many say is his first ‘green’ budget in 10 years, the decision to reward buyers of carbon neutral homes with no stamp duty is just one of many that illustrates the government’s emphasis on the importance of energy efficiency in the home. - March 27, 2007
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