Green Deal Archives
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.
UK Misses its Renewable Energy Target for 2011/12
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.
Is 'realism' the new name for the green agenda?
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.
UK manufacturing industry needs EMR, but has the Government even noticed?
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.
Shale gas: the latest bandaid for UK energy supply
5th July 2013 | Tom Warwick
When preliminary tests for shale gas potential in the UK began in 2010, the results were fairly modest.
Green Deal - The saga continues...
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.
The Changing Face of Engineering
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.