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Slow and steady wins the CPPA race in Ireland

The irish government as a viable route to help achieve its 2030 renewable energy targets is targeting the Corporate Purchase Power Agreement (CPPA) market in Ireland. The Irish government has set out a goal of 15% of renewable electricity directly contracted to corporates by 2030. The latest insight paper from Cornwall Insight Ireland – The…
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The UK should plan for a more advanced heat network

The UK should be planning for a more advanced heat network   The latest insight paper from Cornwall Insight – The future of UK heat networks ¬– critical comparisons with European markets – examines the development of heat networks within the UK and highlights what lessons can be learnt from other markets. Key findings of…
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Cornwall Insight Ireland comments on the half-yearly Irish EV sales

Irish EV sales: Although the Irish passenger car market is down 7.36% on 2018 for the year-to-date (YTD), the sales for alternatively fuelled (BEV, PHEV and hybrid-electric) passenger cars have shown steady growth. 9,582 alternatively fuelled vehicles have been sold for the YTD, a 69% increase on 2018’s total. The below graph compares monthly alternative…
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The electric vehicle industry latest developments

The electric vehicle industry: The UK are working hard to provide more charging points across the country, whilst manufacturers work to improve battery life and mileage range. Nissan have recently launched their new Nissan Leaf with longer range and a one pedal driving system. The new Leaf is said to be able to travel around…
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The rise of collaboration in the electric vehicle space

The rise of collaboration in the electric vehicle space   Electric vehicle (EV) collaborations between global automotive manufacturers have started to gather pace. In fact, the latest research from Cornwall Insight’s Charged Up: Future Fleet shows that these ventures have steadily grown since December 2018. With eight of the 13 major car manufacturers having either…
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Network charging could dampen renewables optimism in Northern Scotland

Network charging could dampen renewables optimism in Northern Scotland   Northern Scotland is home to a significant proportion of GB renewables, mainly onshore wind capacity. The region is likely to be a leader in new capacity developments too, with 800MW of Remote Island Wind (RIW) projects looking to develop in the Scottish Isles under the…
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Hundreds shut down two major UK gas companies in climate protests

Hundreds shut down two major UK gas companies in climate protests   London & Lincolnshire – Hundreds of activists from direct action group Reclaim the Power [1] have shut down the headquarters of energy company Drax in London and the construction of a new gas power station [2] in Lincolnshire to protest their role in…
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Tuesday AM – Hundreds in nationwide day of climate blockades and shutdowns

Tuesday AM – Hundreds in nationwide day of climate blockades and shutdowns   WHAT: Hundreds coordinated in disruptive, visually striking mass direct actions on climate. Including shut downs, blockades, banner drops.   WHERE: Actions in/near London and across the country. Information – 07834 363408 – PRECISE LOCATIONS AVAILABLE from 7AM Tuesday 30th July.   WHEN: Tuesday…
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Hundreds of people in mass direct action against ‘Hostile Environment’

Hundreds of people in mass direct action against ‘Hostile Environment’   WHAT: Dramatic, visually striking mass demonstration & direct action, as well as interactive performance.   Hundreds of people in mass direct action against ‘Hostile Environment’   WHO: Hundreds of people from groups including All African Women’s Group (a self-help group of women many of…
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Mass occupation in climate protest against gas power

Greater London – Following the UK’s hottest July day on record [1], a hundred people occupied a site overlooking energy company Drax’s Rye House power station in the early hours of this morning in protest against Drax’s plans for the country’s largest ever gas-fired power station. Hundreds more are expected to join the six-day camp…
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