Tag Archive for 'Energy Policy'

E-Si Ltd’s vision is for all Guernsey properties to have a heat pump and photovoltaics by 2032

November 14th, 2012 by Paul Fletcher

E-Si Limited installs heat pumps, photovoltaic, and solar thermal systems in Guernsey. As the leading micro-renewable energy installer, E-Si Ltd educates the community about micro-renewable energy systems, and informs opinion about the direction Guernsey should take with its energy policy. E-Si believes that to safeguard Guernsey’s economic future, it’s infrastructure and long term prosperity, the […]

Energy efficiency is at the heart of UK Government’s energy policy

November 13th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

According to the UK’s Government’s Energy Efficiency Strategy, a transformation in the way energy is used across the UK economy could help boost growth and jobs. Investing in energy efficiency could save up to 22 power stations-worth of energy by 2020. The Strategy is aimed at changing the way energy is used in sectors such […]

Survey shows British consumers have more positive impression of company using wind energy

September 16th, 2012 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has welcomed a new international survey of public attitudes to wind power. The Global Consumer Wind Study, conducted by TNS Gallup for the turbine manufacturer Vestas, surveyed 24,000 consumers in 20 countries to provide a comprehensive reflection of public opinion on […]

Repowering Communities: small-scale solutions for large-scale energy problems

September 13th, 2011 by Repowering Communities

Energy policy is at a crossroads. Attempts to meet targets for carbon emissions, energy security and affordable energy for vulnerable households are all on a trajectory to failure. Aggressive ambitions to roll out huge off-shore wind, nuclear and clean coal plants are proposed, but without any clear plans on how funds will be mobilized, or […]

An engineering perspective on resource consumption and energy and water use in the Channel Islands

June 14th, 2011 by Peter Cadiou

Whether you are converted to the persuasion that Climate Change is upon us or not, the profligate consumption of finite natural resources is unacceptable on any level and should not be considered normal in any well educated society. From an engineering, and from a practical, point-of-view it is rational to conserve natural resources and our […]

Alan Bates of Guernsey Electricity talks about a strategy of low carbon generation, affordability and energy security

February 28th, 2011 by Jon Taylor

Tell us about your background and what you will bring to the Guernsey Electricity company over the next few years. My career began as an engineering officer with P&O Cruises, before coming ashore into the energy sector.  I have moved on from engineering into business management where the skills and experience gained within these different […]

Guernsey renewable energy heaven

February 17th, 2011 by Richard Lord

In 2010 Sarnian Roofing Ltd. linked up with Solar UK to be able to install solar thermal and photovoltaic panels in Guernsey. Deputy Mike Hadley wanted to make his new home as energy efficient as possible.  He specified high levels of thermal insulation and asked Sarnian Roofing Ltd. and Solar UK to install micro-renewable energy […]

Some food and energy issues in the Guernsey Commerce & Employment Department’s 2011 Business Plan

January 20th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey Department of Commerce and Employment Business Plan for 2011 is crucial to Guernsey’s economic, social and environmental sustainability. The Business Plan reveals the wide scope of the Department’s activities. Local food production Some of its activities include responsibility for helping create a sustainable food and farming supply chain serving the market […]

Scott Ogier’s speech during the States of Deliberation Energy Policy debate in June 2008

June 25th, 2008 by Scott Ogier

Well I am glad to finally get to the Energy Policy. Much has been said already, I would, however, like to make a few salient points. It is fair to say the members of the group did not all start out of the same mind. As documents were read, presentations viewed and events attended we […]