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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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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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Vicki Buchan

7 tips for video call interview success

With an increasingly mobile global workforce, video interviews are becoming more common. It makes sense – candidates don’t have to travel or take time off work, and technology platforms like Skype, Zoom and Microsoft Teams mean you don’t need to miss out on the face-to-face aspect of a job interview.

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Vicki Buchan

Covid-19: an update from Taylor Hopkinson

16th March 2020 With the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Taylor Hopkinson would like to assure you that the health and safety of our employees, clients, contractors and partners is our top priority. In addition to following all recommendations provided by the WHO and international governments we are actively monitoring the situation and updating

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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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Vicki Buchan

激动人心的时刻: 特斯拉将太阳能和储能业务扩展到中国!

全球电动汽车巨头发布了两个位于中国的光伏和储能的新职位。 这些职位是特斯拉宣布的首批中国职位,代表其能源业务向中国的扩展。 这些职位将设在上海的特斯拉超级工厂gigafactory 3中,其中一个职位侧重为商业和住宅客户提供太阳能项目,而另一职位侧重开发储能项目。 此前,亿万富翁首席执行官埃隆·马斯克(Elon Musk)上个月发布了一条推文。 该提议的扩张计划于2016年以26亿美元的价格收购SolarCity进入太阳能业务,与中国能源管理部门最近宣布的2020年将拨出15亿元人民币(2.1727亿美元)用于新的太阳能发电项目非常吻合。 如果您想了解更多关于新能源行业在中国以及海外的职位信息,请随时联系我们多语种招聘团队,谢谢。         请随时联系 Dove                 Photo by Afif Kusuma on Unsplash Source – Reuters

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Vicki Buchan

Taylor Hopkinson strengthens US presence with key appointment

We are pleased to appoint Rob Wingrove as Senior Consultant, who joins our US team to drive new business in this emerging offshore wind market. Originally from Boston, Rob brings with him 14 years’ experience in recruitment, with the last three dedicated to the renewable energy sector. Rob will focus on our retained and permanent business,

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Ali Mcwalter

Acciona crea la primera planta fotovoltaica flotante en España.

La primera planta solar flotante conectada a la red en España se encuentra en un embalse en Cáceres. A diferencia del resto de instalaciones, que estaban aisladas sin conexión, ésta constará de cinco sistemas flotantes adyacentes anclados al fondo y unidos a la orilla por un pantalán de acceso. Cada uno tendrá una capacidad de 600 módulos fotovoltaivos, con una potencia total estimada en 1,125MWp.

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Ali Mcwalter

Prodiel instalará 500 MW en España para Solarcentury.

Prodiel será el responsable de la construcción de los siguientes parques, así como de sus infraestructuras de conexión: Talayuela Solar, de 300 MW, que es uno de los cinco proyectos fotovoltaicos más grandes en España, y Cabrera Solar, que, con 200 MW, se convierte en la planta PV más grande de Andalucía. Para ambos parques,

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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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Vicki Buchan

120,000 jobs by 2030 – building value through people

‘People’ are a company’s most valuable asset.  So, it is good news that the ‘human resource’ supply chain is beginning to attract the same level of attention as other supply chains within the renewables industry. Building a successful and exportable green energy sector relies just as heavily on developing a highly skilled workforce than it

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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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Vicki Buchan

Taylor Hopkinson awarded CarbonNeutral® flights certification

We are delighted to have been awarded CarbonNeutral® flights certification from Natural Capital Partners. This certification verifies that we have successfully offset a total footprint of 140 tonnes of carbon emissions associated with our 2019 business-related air travel, through the use of high quality carbon credits that meet the requirements of The CarbonNeutral Protocol. The

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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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Vicki Buchan

Promotions at Taylor Hopkinson

We are delighted to announce four internal promotions at Taylor Hopkinson following a successful 2019.  Fiona McRae – Chief Operating OfficerFiona is one of our longest-standing team members, and this well-deserved promotion from Operations Director to COO comes as she celebrates 10 years with Taylor Hopkinson, having joined in 2010 as employee number two. Fiona

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Vicki Buchan

Charting climate change: 7 graphs that tell the story

The BBC will launch a year of special coverage on the subject of climate change, called the ‘Our Climate Matters project’ presented via global digital, TV and radio channels.  Climate change is set to cause major changes across the world. To help us visualise problem, the BBC has produced seven interactive charts that highlight the following

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Vicki Buchan

Wassup?! A Budweiser Solar Farm?

Yes, that’s right. AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer is partnering with German renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. in a move to produce all of its beer using renewable energy. In what is said to be the largest Pan-European corporate solar power deal in history, it will cover AB InBev’s 14 breweries in Western Europe,

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