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Head in the Clouds

Head in the Clouds

Posted on 5th July 2021

The word ‘cloud’ is used a lot in our modern lives. Apart from the things in the sky that store rain, the cloud can be somewhere we access work documents, where we store digital photos, upload videos for family abroad to see or using a cloud-based email system.

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Tidal Talk

Tidal Talk

Posted on 4th May 2021

Humankind has been using water to support our everyday lives for thousands of years. One of the most common and historic methods for using water to support our everyday lives is by using it to power watermills. Watermills were originally designed by the Greeks and have evolved as technology and knowledge has advanced through the ages. The concept of watermills, which are usually found alongside flowing rivers, is to run water through a water wheel that drives machinery for milling or hammering. However, watermills have since evolved; dams are the modern day watermills and are commonly used to generate electricity, known as hydropower.

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Happy Birthday, CCL!

Happy Birthday, CCL!

Posted on 5th April 2021

Climate Change Levy (CCL) was introduced in 2001 under the Finance Act 2001 for non-domestic organisations. It is one of the longest running energy based policies to date. CCL was initially offset by a reduction in National Insurance contributions for businesses and was launched to encourage them to operate in a more environmentally friendly way. The levy is applied to electricity, gas, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and solid fuels. However, exemptions for supplies from certain energy sources apply.

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The Wood Behind the Wind

The Wood Behind the Wind

Posted on 22nd March 2021

We have been putting the wind to good use for centuries; sailors have harnessed it to drive boats, farmers use it to grind grains for bread and, today, we use it to produce carbon free renewable energy.

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What You Need To Know - Heat Pumps

What You Need To Know - Heat Pumps

Posted on 8th March 2021

Heat pumps will play a big part in the UK government's commitments towards a net zero future. Within their 2020 Energy White Paper: Powering our Net Zero Future, the government has set the ambitious target of installing 600,000 heat pumps per year by 2028. Though it is predicted that annual global sales of heat pumps will double by 2030 to 20.8m units, currently less than 1% of UK homes have them. But what are heat pumps?

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