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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Can sustainable energy combat sea level rises and extreme weather?

By Dr Anne Wheldon, Ashden Knowledge and Research Advisor

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Friday, 8 November 2013

Fit for the Future network launch, 5 November 2013

By Emma-Louise Frost, Communications Assistant

Tuesday 5 November was a night to remember, not just because it was Guy Fawkes’ night, but also because it marked the launch of Fit for the Future – a carbon-cutting, knowledge-sharing and all-round inspiring, energy practitioner network.

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Friday, 1 November 2013

The secrets of financing small-scale energy

By William Nolens, Founder and MD of SolarNow, Uganda

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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Energy security - will the lights stay on this winter?

By Mike Pepler, UK Awards Manager

The Great British Energy Debate continues, with Ed Davey’s call this morning for a review of competitiveness in the energy market.

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Thursday, 24 October 2013

What we should really be doing about rising energy bills

By Sarah Butler-Sloss, Ashden Founder Director

We’re hearing a lot about rising energy bills and whether ‘green taxes’ are to blame. We at Ashden don’t think so.

Green taxes aren’t the real culprit

Let’s get real. As the BBC website has pointed out, only 9% of today’s average household energy bill relates to so-called ‘green’ measures (and this includes some measures which are just for social, not environmental, benefit).

And green measures certainly aren’t the main reason for price rises: they account for just 15% of the price rise over the past six years, whereas increases in wholesale energy costs account for about 60%.

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