Blog Archives

13.12.17

A Green Apple for bee keeping

Low Carbon’s bee keeping sustainability project, run in partnership with Plan Bee, has been awarded a Green Apple gold award for its contribution to sustainability and environmental best practice.

The project, which was established in 2015, has seen the establishment of 25 bee hives across five of Low Carbon’s solar farms, housing more than two million bees. The hives were installed to help support a dwindling UK bee population, with the hives also used to raise awareness of the impact of climate change.

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08.05.17

Looking ahead to COP23 – a global movement for climate action

It may seem like a long way off – but we have started to think about the upcoming COP23 conference in Bonn, where themes like climate finance and the circular economy are going to take centre stage.

At Low Carbon, we have recognised the tremendous potential of financing industrial grade energy storage projects, to create a cleaner and more secure energy future, whilst also supporting in this shift to a more circular economic model. Our partnership with VPI Immingham to create ‘VLC Energy’ will see the development of two of the UK’s largest energy storage plants in Cumbria and Kent, which will be connected to the grid by end of year. Renewable energy is playing an increasingly important role in the UK’s energy mix and as this role expands, the development of energy storage plants will be central to the future success of the UK’s energy network.

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24.02.17

How will energy storage play out in 2017?

Energy storage is set to play a key part in the energy story in 2017. The year began with a bang, with the announcement that the UK was placing energy storage at the heart of its new Modern Industrial Strategy, due to its potential to support smart energy systems and the automotive sector.

This will also be encouraging news for industries across the board, given the potential of energy storage to stabilise energy supply during periods of high and low demand. Any industry will no doubt welcome this stability after an arguably unsteady 2016, which included the decommissioning of many oil and gas stations.

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03.01.17

2017 predictions for the energy sector

Quentin Scott reflects on what 2016 has meant for the energy sector and what lies ahead in 2017.

2016 has certainly been an interesting year for the global energy agenda. Major political events on both sides of the pond have cast uncertainty on the future of a progressive energy future and pose new questions on whether we can move to a clean energy future as fast as we’d hoped.

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19.12.16

Energy Storage – Top Ten Need-To-Knows

The COP22 conference serves as a timely reminder of the importance of renewable energy generation in the fight against climate change. At Low Carbon, we believe that all forms of renewable energy generation have the potential to improve the UK’s energy mix. One area where we are experiencing promising growth is in the energy storage market, specifically large-scale storage projects.

As this technology grows, evolves and attracts support from investors and government, we thought we would bring you up to speed on some quick energy storage facts. Enjoy:

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