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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

7 tips for video call interview success on Microsoft Teams

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

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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

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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Ali McWalter

Artificial Intelligence having a crack Climate Change

We try to do something a little different on a Friday, so today we showcase a few movies showing the diversity of planet earth and how we as humans interact with it.
These films aren’t your run-of-the-mill documentaries, but are thought provoking visual and sound journeys giving an alternative look at humans and our home.

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Marc Eglon

Orkney produces 130 percent of its energy from renewables

Located 15 kilometers from Scotland’s north coast, the 20 islands of Orkney have undergone an energy revolution. No longer dependent on piping energy from the Mainland, Orkney now produces more energy than it consumes with a community-owned network of wave, tidal, and wind energy, backed up by storage. And the excess is sold back into the grid.

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