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Author: Marc Eglon

Ali McWalter

The Best Renewable Energy Documentaries, TED Talks and Videos

We’ve collected some of the best renewable energy documentaries on Netflix, YouTube channels, hand-picked videos from pre-eminent thought leaders and video podcasters, and TED Talks covering renewable energy – energy policy, renewable energy jobs and recruitment, industry reports, analysis, and data science, and technologies like wind, solar, storage and alternative clean energies.

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Fiona McRae

IR35 Changes 2020-2021: Guidance 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 2021 for private sector contractors that will transfer responsibility from contractors to large and medium companies to assess IR35. The 2021 reform will bring private sector IR35 in line with the public sector, where the reform was implemented in 2017.

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Marc Eglon

1.4 TW of Offshore Wind by 2050 – OREAC

On World Oceans Day, OREAC (Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition) outlines a vision for offshore wind to grow from 30GW today to 1,400 GW by 2050, enough to power 10 per cent of global electricity demand whilst reducing CO2 by 3 billion tonnes per year.

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Marc Eglon

Carbon Capture – A Primer

There are two general approaches to keep warming to below a certain level – reducing emissions and removing previous emissions from the sky. We need to do both.

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Marc Eglon

Wind and Solar Overtake Coal in EU

Climate think-tank Sandbag’s sixth annual report, “The European Power Sector in 2019” highlights the rise in EU solar and wind, which overtook coal for the first time in 2019.

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Marc Eglon

PV cells that generate power at night?

One of the biggest challenges of solar is balancing load using storage to deliver power when the sun isn’t shining. But what if we could run PV cells in reverse and generate electricity at night? Turns out we can.

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Marc Eglon

Record US renewables investment: $55.5B in 2019

Despite a conservative start to 2019, the US hit a record $55.5bn in renewable energy investments in 2019, eclipsing 2018. The figure is the result of a late-2019 surge in offshore wind financing as the Production Tax Credit winds down in 2020.

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Marc Eglon

Blackrock embraces sustainability

Laurence D Fink, CEO of Blackrock – the world’s largest asset manager with almost $7 trillion invested – announced that the company will divest from investments that ‘present a high sustainability-related risk’.

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Marc Eglon

Vicki Buchan Joins RenewableUK Shadow Board

Vicki Buchan, Head of Marketing at Taylor Hopkinson, has been selected for a new RenewableUK shadow board. Vicki is one of 8 women and 3 men to join the shadow board, designed to provide a more diverse range of views on key issues to the organisation’s main Board.

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