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Category: Diversity

Vicki Moore

Taylor Hopkinson awarded contract by Changfang & Xidao Project

8th March 2021 Following a successful tender process, Taylor Hopkinson (TH) has secured contract award for the supply of Client Representatives to Changfang & Xidao (CFXD) Offshore Windfarm in Taiwan developed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) The scope of work will see TH’s Offshore Wind Contract team supply Client Representatives

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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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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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Vicki Moore

Solar & Storage team grows again with dedicated Mandarin-speaking team

According to a report by Global Data, global solar photovoltaic capacity is expected to grow by over 1 TW between 2019 and 2030, with China representing the largest market. Overall growth in global solar PV demand is creating new opportunities for solar manufacturers in China to break into new markets. In the first five months

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Marc Eglon

Women in Wind- Conference Diversity Guide

The Women in Wind Global Leadership Program published a guide of ‘Best Practices for Gender Diversity at Industry Events’ to support member associations in mainstreaming gender diversity across their events to empower and showcase female leadership in the wind energy sector.

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Ali McWalter

SolarVille: A solar and blockchain neighbourhood

SolarVille is a fully working, 100% solar powered 1:50 scale model of a neighbourhood, beautifully constructed and high tech. Blockchain experts BLOC, Blocktech, WeMoveIdeas India, and Temporal supplied the technology, and architects SachsNottveit designed the neighbourhood to ensure it looked aesthetically amazing.

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Ali McWalter

Renewable Energy, a fountain of skilled jobs for Africa & Asia

Powering Jobs Census 2019: the Energy Access Workforce, released by Power for All, is the first of its kind, an annual jobs census measuring employment from decentralized renewables in Africa and Asia. It covers Nigeria, India and Kenya with plans to expand the census to 25 countries by 2021.

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Ali McWalter

MicroSoft and Eneco agree Green Energy PPA

On Wednesday 23rd May Microsoft made an announcement.

The giant tech company will buy 90 MW from the offshore wind project, Borssele III/IV. The PPA is with the Dutch sustainable energy company Eneco. The agreement will start in 2022.

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Tom Hopkinson

Promoting Gender Diversity in Renewable Energy

An increasing number of clients are aware of the huge benefits of embracing gender diversity to build stronger, more rounded and more robust teams. In the past couple of years, we’ve seen a definite move away from all-male shortlists and we are working with our clients to promote as many females as we can.

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