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The UK water heating market to return to growth in 2021

The UK water heating market to return to growth in 2021: With the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, the UK water heating market saw a sharp decline of around -13% but the latest report from AMA Research estimates a return to growth in 2021. New housebuilding was the most severely impacted of all the construction…
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Green certificate prices keep rising amid BEIS proposals

Green certificate prices keep rising amid BEIS proposals: The latest research from Cornwall Insight‘s ‘Green certificate survey’ shows Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) prices have risen significantly in recent months, with average reported prices of £1.35/REGO for Fuel Mix Disclosure (FMD) 2021-22 and £1.41/REGO for FMD 2022-23. This is 228% and 214% higher, respectively,…
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Wales set ‘to become world number one’ recycler

Wales set ‘to become world number one’ recycler: An ambitious strategy has been set out by the Welsh Government to transition into a circular economy and become the number one recycler in the world. As the nation deals with the triple challenge of Brexit, pandemic and climate change the ‘Beyond Recycling’ strategy aims to support…
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New Welsh environmental protection assessor appointed

New Welsh environmental protection assessor appointed: Long-serving environmental and rural lawyer Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones has been appointed by the Welsh Government as the interim environmental protection assessor for Wales. Following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union the temporary position was created. The Welsh Government will develop a permanent environmental governance oversight body, during…
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Brexit impacts | Divergent

Brexit impacts | Divergent electricity prices

Brexit impacts | Divergent electricity prices: Since the start of the year, as a result of Brexit, Great Britain‘s (GB’s) internal and cross-border trading has been temporarily decoupled from European power exchanges. This is expected to result in less efficient trades; interconnector flows and divergent electricity prices between power exchanges. Research from Cornwall Insight examining…
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UK could face £2800 on European EVs no-deal Brexit

UK could face £2800 on European EVs no deal Brexit: Car buyers in the UK may face a £2,800 price increase on EU-built electric vehicles (EVs) under a no-deal Brexit. According to a new study by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), that predicts the ‘price shock’ may decrease expected demand for battery…
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