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Colin Palmer is the chair of Wight Community Energy which has recently installed a 3.95MW solar farm, Homestead, on the Isle of Wight. It is all too easy to become despondent about the future of sustainable energy in these Trump-era, post-truth times. But look behind the political spin and shouting headlines and the facts say […]

According to data from the World Bank, the UK’s per capita level of CO2 emissions is 7.1 tonnes. To give that figure a little content, the United States has a per capita figure of 17 tonnes of CO2, while India sits at a mere 1.7 tonnes. There are large disparities from country to country but […]

The biggest issue with Solar and Wind power is that they aren’t 100% reliable. Solar obviously only works during the day, which depending on latitude and the time of year means panels can produce little or no electricity for extended periods of time, while wind turbines also become less effective when there is little or […]