Taylor Hopkinson & Clean Energy News

9 April, 2018 in News

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.
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12 March, 2018 in News, Offshore Wind

Taylor Hopkinson Win on East Anglia One Offshore Windfarm

Taylor Hopkinson are delighted to work with Scottish Power Renewables again after winning a new tendering campaign to provide on-site Quality Services personnel for the 714MW East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.
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8 March, 2018 in Industry insights

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.
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2 March, 2018 in Industry insights

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…
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20 February, 2018 in CV

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…
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16 February, 2018 in Jobs

Are you MAD? We’re looking for a Marketing And Design team member 🙂

We're looking for a someone to expand the team here at Taylor Hopkinson. The job is based in Northern Spain / Pais Vasco and we are looking to interview in early March. Be quick! Send us your CV!
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2 February, 2018 in Technology

Ten Years of Energy Independence – The Eigg Story

How the residents of a small Scottish Island took ownership and turned it into a self-sufficient energy utopia and a model for sustainable energy microgrids around the world.
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26 January, 2018 in News

The EU Just Raised Their 2030 Renewable Energy Target to 35%

In January 2018, the EU finally raised the targets for renewable energy from 27% to 35%  by 2030, signalling a positive move towards a renewable energy future and encouraging employment growth within the renewable sector.
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15 January, 2018 in Technology

The Inevitable Disruption of Energy and Transport

Drawing from companies like Uber and Airbnb, Seba follows the data and argues that multiple exponential technologies like Lithium-ion battery storage, solar power, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles will compound to eradicate demand for fossil fuels in the next decade.
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5 January, 2018 in News

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.
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1 December, 2017 in Partnership

If You Want to Go Far, Go Together

On November 8th, we welcomed Jamie, Lesley, Lucas, Leo, Dan, and Brian as the first partners in our brand new partnership program, giving them a stake in the company for their dedication to our continued growth.
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24 November, 2017 in Team-building

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…
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17 November, 2017 in Climate

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…
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6 November, 2017 in CV

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…
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24 October, 2017 in Featured 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…
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20 October, 2017 in Interviewing

How to Ace a Panel Interview With Multiple Departments

Recruiters are always adopting new interview techniques to gather more insights into a candidate. A CV can tell you a lot about a candidate’s credentials and their ability to technically do a job. But an interviewer uses questions within questions to probe into a candidate’s character.
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9 October, 2017 in News

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,…
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25 September, 2017 in News

The Old Lady has a New Neighbour

Taylor Hopkinson has now popped up in Threadneedle Street in the City of London – the ‘Square Mile’. We also have a new team – New Markets Contract. The team is focused on developing New Markets in the clean energy jobs sector.
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15 September, 2017 in Industry insights

Taylor Hopkinson Reaction to Contracts for Difference Results.

On 11 September 2017 at 7AM, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published the outcome of the second Contracts for Difference (CFD) allocation round. And, it’s a bullish sign for the future of UK renewables. What is a CFD? A Contract for Difference (CFD) is a private law contract between a low carbon electricity generator and the Low Carbon Contracts…
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14 September, 2017 in Opinion

Parexit – Our take on the US exit from the Paris Agreement

Although the U.S exit from the Paris Agreement is a juddering blow to the planet, it is not a nail in the coffin for climate change activity. It's a testament that the passion and innovation of the renewables sector that we've managed to drive down the prices to the point where the US decision is inconsequential.
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21 July, 2017 in News

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.
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5 July, 2017 in Featured Vacancy

SaltX just raised £9m to expand their salt energy storage technology. And they’re hiring!

Energy storage is a key technology for the development and integration of renewable energy technologies and we are supercharged to say we have been retained by Swedish-based Energy storage whizzes SaltX Technology.
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15 June, 2017 in News

Taylor Hopkinson Associates Attracts 7-figure Investment for Growth

Taylor Hopkinson has secured investment from London-based private equity firm, SEA Equity. SEA Equity is investing a seven-figure sum to back the ambitious international growth plans of THA’s management team, led by founder Tom Hopkinson. Taylor Hopkinson Associates specialise in the renewable and clean energy sectors, providing senior contractors, permanent staff and executives globally. Founder Tom Hopkinson has led THA’s…
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7 March, 2017 in News

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…
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26 October, 2016 in News

Houston, We Have a Solution

We have now opened our new office in Houston, Texas! Houston Texas is widely known as the un-rivalled center for the American energy industry (an industry born of carbon-based fuels) but now, the Lone Star state, Texas, is beginning to evolve. It has now added more wind-based generating capacity than any other state in the U.S, with onshore wind energy…
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29 September, 2016 in News

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…
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