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The State of US Offshore Wind

Recent record offtake agreements and turbine orders in New Jersey and New York are critical steps towards expanding offshore wind in the North Eastern seaboard. US offshore wind has massive potential. The BOEM (Bureau Ocean Energy Management) has identified and leased 16 Offshore wind energy Areas for development along the East coast, representing 21 GW of potential power generation.
23 July, 2019
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IR35 Changes 2020 – How to Comply with the New Tax Rules for Contractors

The UK's IR35 legislation ensures that contractors pay the same tax and National Insurance contributions as an equivalent employee. New IR35 changes will be implemented in April 2020 for private sector contractors that will transfer responsibility from contractors to large and medium companies to assess IR35. The 2020 reform will bring public sector IR35 in line with the public sector,…
19 July, 2019
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Los proyectos renovables de entes públicas y privadas para su transición energética

Estos son los proyectos que dan respuesta a la necesidad de las empresas y entidades públicas por avanzar hacia la transición energética. Repsol y BP ya cuentan con proyectos renovables que les permiten evolucionar hacia la energía verde. Así como la sociedad creada por Iberdrola y el Ente Vasco de la Energía, cuyo fin es el de desarrollar conjuntamente proyectos…
16 July, 2019
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Los parques eólicos flotantes, un negocio rentable

La energía eólica favorece lograr ir más lejos en la costa, donde se producen vientos más rápidos y consistentes. Eso se traduce en una potencia exponencialmente mayor. Más del 80% del potencial eólico marino se encuentra en aguas a más de 60 metros, donde es económicamente menos atractivo construir directamente en el fondo marino. Las turbinas flotantes llenan ese vacío.
4 July, 2019
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US renewables just surpassed coal

In April, US Renewable energy capacity surpassed coal, signalling the tipping point for renewables, led predominantly by wind and solar. April’s data from FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, shows that the cumulative capacity across renewables (wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower) stood at 21.6% (257.53MW) beating out coal at 21.5% (157.48MW).
11 June, 2019
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Outlook for the Spanish Renewable Energy Market

Taylor Hopkinson has been committed to headhunting world-class talent for the renewable energy industry across six continents for more than 10 years. And, for more than 4 years, we’ve been operating in Iberia from our office in Madrid. As the head of our Spanish office, I’d like to share our insights and outlook for the current renewables market in Iberia…
6 June, 2019
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The World’s Largest Wind Farm, Hornsea One, is Now Online

The Hornsea One wind farm is located 75 miles off the UK coast, east of Grimsby. The asset is now partially operational with 50 of its 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines turning, enough to power 287,000 UK residencies. When completed in 2020, the 1,218MW project will be capable of supplying power to over a million homes during its 25-year lifespan,…
5 June, 2019
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Solar’s Circular Economy

Glasgow City Council, working with ScottishPower, has pledged to make Britain’s third-biggest city the first to reach a “net zero” carbon emissions target and beat a 2045 overall target set out by the Scottish government on Tuesday.
21 May, 2019
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Big Data and the Digitalisation of Solar PV

As the installed capacity of solar PV continues to expand, the requirements for technical O&M are growing too. The industry has been driven by significant cost efficiencies over the years, both in Capex (Installation) and Opex (O&M) but the big gains have already been made in these areas and future gains are likely to be marginal. As a result of…
24 April, 2019
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Preparing for Brexit

Brexit and the possible impact on our cooperation with UK citizens on board and on projects onshore in EU As a supplier of Permanent Recruitment, Executive Search and Contract Personnel services internationally, Taylor Hopkinson remains vigilant, aware and proactive in the face of potential Brexit consequences. Including assessing and understanding potential challenges around immigration, work permits, legal status and freedom…
20 March, 2019
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Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Technology: Michael Liebreich and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

As we close out 2018, this conversation between Azeem Azhar and Michael Liebreich for the Exponential View podcast is a concise wrap-up of where we are with renewable energy progress and highlights the urgency to reach our targets before 2030, which sounds like some time in the future but is actually only two business cycles away.
19 December, 2018
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Venture Funding – A Year in Review

It’s been just over a year since Taylor Hopkinson closed our 7-figure funding round with our VC partners, SEA Equity so I spoke with our CEO, Tom Hopkinson to reflect on our first year as a VC-backed company. Tom shared how the company has evolved, the challenges of managing rapid growth, and what we learned from the venture capital process. It…
6 November, 2018
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Near Future Solar Innovation

Zeitgeist solar isn’t new materials like the mythical Graphene. It’s building on what we already have. A majority of solar production in the US, for example, is still synthesised through crystalline silicon panels – first grabbing sunlight in the 1950s. New tech in solar seems to be complimentary or facilitating what is in place already rather than ground breaking, future…
30 August, 2018
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Japan Climate Initiative

The Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) was born on July 6th, 2018. A network designed to empower communication and exchange strategies to energise climate actions in Japan. The initiative has 105 members (at the moment, but will grow) including big companies and cities. Among the members are 26 companies and major cities such as Tokyo, Yokohama and Kyoto.
17 August, 2018
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Global Wind and Solar Just passed 1TW

The combined global capacity of wind and solar installations passed the landmark 1000GW in the first half of 2018. Capacity grew 65X since 2000 and took 18 years to get to 1TW. BNEF expects the second 1000GW will take just 5 years. And will cost around half as much.
7 August, 2018
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Q&A with David Craig

David Craig is one of our Senior Consultants and he emigrated earlier this year to set up our new Singapore hub. I caught up with David over Skype to talk about remote work, productivity, and how to operate in the multicultural global workplace.
3 August, 2018
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Skills Shortage Report

The increasing deployment of renewables brings new challenges. Because the field is relatively new and job creation is growing exponentially, it will be increasingly difficult for companies to find skilled talent to fill the hundreds of thousands of new renewable energy jobs each year.
29 June, 2018
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Energy Flexibility and Power Markets

Albert Cheung, Head of Research at BNEF, talks about the race to decarbonize the energy sector, and how the first phase – driving down the costs of clean energy – has been a success. The next phase will be a race to unlock flexibility in each part of the power system.
21 May, 2018
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Welcome to Taylor Hopkinson – Now in Singapore

In April, Taylor Hopkinson established a hub in Singapore, giving us a gateway to the entire Asia-Pac region. Now we can provide consulting to our overseas clients without compromising our high-touch approach to business. Starting from a committed team in our Glasgow office, we’re proud to be a truly international company. We have locations spanning the globe and we’ve helped…
9 May, 2018
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20,000 Followers – Thanks!

As well as this blog and our weekly email newsletter, you can join almost 20,000 professionals who get their updates by following us on LinkedIn. We discuss the most interesting renewable energy news from around the web every day. Here's a roundup of recent stories we've shared with our LinkedIn community.
3 May, 2018
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Renewable Energy News – Best of March 2018

As well as this blog and our weekly email newsletter, you can join almost 20,000 professionals who get their updates by following us on LinkedIn. We discuss the most interesting renewable energy news from around the web every day. Here's a roundup of recent stories we've shared with our LinkedIn community.
9 April, 2018
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Women in Renewables are Leading the way at Boardroom Level

At Taylor Hopkinson we've always believed that a balanced workplace results in a stronger work environment, a more diverse culture, and ultimately better business results. Since launching in 2009, we've worked to include women on every shortlist we present to clients and we're seeing more and more of those female candidates being placed based on merit, not just fulfilling quotas.
8 March, 2018
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Unpacking the EU Solar O&M Conference with Scott Thomson

Fresh back from his trip to Europe’s O&M conference in Munich, I sat down with Scott Thomson, Senior Consultant for Solar & Storage, EMEA to debrief on his findings and unpack the most pertinent talking points from the meeting. We cover the pros and cons of in-house vs outsourced O&M, monitoring systems, the role of big data, and the organisational structures…
2 March, 2018
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Upgrade Your CV – Checklist

We scour through hundreds of CVs every week hunting for the most qualified candidates to fill the ever-expanding roles we're recruiting for. And in terms of CVs. we see everything from outstanding to outlandish. So we decided to share some of our insider advice to help you upgrade your CV and put you in the running for some of our…
20 February, 2018
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Building Our Team in The City of London

Since establishing our New Markets team in Threadneedle Street in the square mile four months ago, we’ve been making great strides into innovative and less-established clean energy technologies like energy from waste, biomass, and geothermal. Now our entire offshore wind contracts team has moved from Bromley to join our office in The City of London.
5 January, 2018
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Ready, Steady, Cook

Two weeks ago, we held our largest all-hands meeting in Glasgow. When we did this in March of this year, there were 18 people in the room. Just 8 months later, we’ve grown to 38. It’s exciting to experience that inflection point first-hand and we’re super-proud that the vision and culture is just as strong through this growth as it…
24 November, 2017
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Corporations are leading the way at COP23

If you're unfamiliar with COP23, it's the United Nations Climate Change Conference attended by ministers and heads of state in Bonn this week. For reference, COP21, held in Paris, culminated in the Paris Agreement, where 196 parties reached consensus, forming a collective initiative to limit global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. But we're already falling…
17 November, 2017
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I Don’t Care About Your Interests

Should you list your interests on your CV or resumé? You can probably tell from the title what we think about including your hobbies on your CV. Here's our take... Your CV doesn't have to include everything you've ever done in your life and, whether you're into running ultramarathons or restoring samurai swords, your side-interests shouldn't have any bearing on…
6 November, 2017
#AllaboutRenewablesFeatured Vacancy

Senior Commercial Lead – SaltX

Taylor Hopkinson are delighted to be retained by SaltX, again! Update - This role has now been filled. This time to search and select a Senior Commercial Lead for their innovative ‘SunCool’ Energy Storage product. The successful candidate will be responsible for selling this product globally, with an initial focus on Asia, Africa, Europe and India. The chosen candidate will have a strong…
24 October, 2017
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The Golden Age for Offshore Wind

A conversation with Tom Hopkinson, CEO. Wind energy, particularly offshore wind, has shown some incredible advances over the past few years. Subsidy-free offshore wind, enormous 8MW turbines, floating wind parks that open up deep-water installation sites, and grid-parity are making wind (along with solar) THE cheapest option across all energies, renewable or otherwise. So I sat down with our CEO, Tom Hopkinson,…
9 October, 2017
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Over £4000 raised for Cancer Research UK

This was our toughest challenge yet - 45km / 28miles – 7000ft of elevation in the end (every muscle was hurting by the end!). Everyone finished together, AND WE WEREN’T LAST!! What an amazing team effort in a field made up of some very strong and fit athletes!! THANK YOU to everyone who sponsored us, you're great.
21 July, 2017
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Dii’s Who’s Who of MENAT Renewable Energy

The top decision makers and thought leaders in Renewable Energy in the MENAT region. Dii have named Jamie, one of our Glasgow based Managing Consultants, as one of the top 250 decision makers and thought leaders who are shaping the Renewable Energy sector in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa & Turkey) region. We are very proud to have one of…
7 March, 2017
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Taylor Hopkinson Arrive in Mexico

We have opened our Mexico City office this week to continue international expansion to high-growth markets.Recent timely investment in activities in Madrid has served as a stepping stone for the business to approach Mexico, where the renewable and clean energy industry is booming following energy market liberalisation. With the Mexican energy reform, the number of new client accounts across the region…
29 September, 2016