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Zero Carbon Housing Kicked to the Curb

 
17th July 2015    |     Chris Evans: Deputy Managing Director, Rolton Group

Last week, the Government released a paper entitled ‘Fixing the Foundations: Creating a More Prosperous Nation’ in which the zero carbon buildings policy, first announced by Labour in 2006, was unceremoniously scrapped.

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UK Misses its Renewable Energy Target for 2011/12

Rolton Group

 
1st August 2013    |     Annie Reece

The UK has missed its 2011/12 target of producing four per cent of energy from renewable sources, and has seen a sharp rise in the use of coal for energy, statistics released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown.

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Is 'realism' the new name for the green agenda?

Rolton Group

 
26th July 2013    |     Peter Rolton

It’s nothing new; we all know that a debate needs at least two opposing sides and that the world would be a dull place if everyone always agreed.

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UK manufacturing industry needs EMR, but has the Government even noticed?

Rolton Group

 
12th July 2013    |     Peter Rolton

Recent mention of UK electricity market reform (EMR) may make it sound fairly innocuous, but beware: within it lurks the potential to make or break the nation’s future energy fortunes.

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Shale gas: the latest bandaid for UK energy supply

Rolton Group

 
5th July 2013    |     Tom Warwick

When preliminary tests for shale gas potential in the UK began in 2010, the results were fairly modest.

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Green Deal - The saga continues...

Rolton Group

 
28th June 2013    |     Peter Rolton

Here we are, five months into the Government’s much-lauded Green Deal, and yesterday the DECC revealed its first monthly progress report on the scheme.

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The Changing Face of Engineering

Rolton Group

 
21st June 2013    |     Peter Rolton

This week has been a significant one for the Rolton Group, and the ink has now dried on the management buyout. While David plans his next adventure, I have been thinking about how much the industry has changed since the first of the Rolton companies opened for business over three decades ago.

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