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Cornwall Insight named as a partner on project Rewire-NW

Cornwall Insight named as a partner on project Rewire-NW: Cornwall Insight, an energy consultancy, research and analytics company, is pleased to announce that it is a partner in Prospering from the Energy Revolution project Rewire-NW. A two-year project that will design a smart local energy system for the Warrington area. The project, led by Pure…
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Evaluating Italy’s latest renewables subsidy auction

Evaluating Italy’s latest renewables subsidy auction: Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE) – the country’s energy agency, announced results of the first auction under the new Italian renewables subsidy on 28 January. The format of the auction provides top-up premia for generators, with developers bidding reductions of between 2% to 70% against a reference price of…
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Lack of headroom in RESS will see projects jostle for limited capacity

Lack of headroom in RESS will see projects jostle for limited capacity: The upcoming Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) has caused excitement across the industry and with between 1000GWh – 3000GWh available, the competition could be high. A key feature of the design for the RESS auctions is the carve-outs or “preference category” for several…
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Sony must spend $6.3 billion to offset annual carbon footprint 

Sony must spend $6.3 billion to offset annual carbon footprint  The 10.63 million tonnes of CO2 emitted by Sony products over the last year could cost up to $6,378,000,000 to capture, new research reveals. It can cost up to $600 to capture CO2 from the air per tonne, meaning Microsoft would also have to spend…
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Cornwall Insight comments on 52% growth in EV charging

Cornwall Insight comments on 52% growth in EV charging devices: At the end of 2019, there were ~17,000 public electric vehicle (EV) charge points, over 29,000 connectors, and over 10,500 charging locations recorded on Zap-Map. Research shows that there was a 52% increase in the number of charging devices in 2019 compared with 2018. Within…
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PlayStation 5 set to be most eco-friendly console yet 

PlayStation 5 set to be most eco-friendly console yet  Sony’s PS5 will be the most sustainable console released in 2020, cutting Xbox Series X emissions by more than two thirds (68.6%), new research shows.  Console Carbon Footprint reveals the environmental impact of producing physical game discs compared to digital downloads across various platforms. Producing physical…
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Revealed: Xbox One X is the worst value games console

Revealed: Xbox One X is the worst value games console  Microsoft’s Xbox One X is the most expensive games console released to date, based on its launch price and energy costs, new research shows. Console Carbon Footprint reveals the environmental impact of producing physical game discs compared to digital downloads across various platforms. The PlayStation…
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Renewables pipeline swells to over 24.5GW

Renewables pipeline swells to over 24.5GW: Latest figures from the Renewable Energy Planning Database revealed that the total capacity of renewable energy and storage projects across England, Scotland and Wales classed as ‘awaiting construction’ or ‘under construction’ stands at 24.7GW of the total pipeline capacity. The majority of this is classed as ‘awaiting construction’. Further…
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Smart Export Guarantee tariffs vs market values

Smart Export Guarantee tariffs vs market values. On 1 January 2020, the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) came into effect. The SEG mandates that electricity suppliers with over 150,000 customers offer at least one tariff for power exported to the grid from renewable generators smaller than 5MW. Obligated suppliers are required to provide tariffs with rates…
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Record EV sales break National Grid’s scenario

Record EV sales break National Grid’s scenario. Electric vehicle (EV) sales bucked the overall 2019 trend of falling car sales with figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) showing that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) registrations have risen by 144% to 37,850. According to further research from Cornwall Insight on these figures, the BEV sales…
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