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How do we continue the growth of renewable energy?
An energy system based on renewable sources is
the future. So how fast can we get there at a reasonable cost? What are the
barriers? These debates have come to the forefront of UK politics with the Paris
climate change agreement and the focus on cost contro...

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Punishing the success? Renewable energy capacity in the UK has grown in the
last few years. The statistics of this show its importance in the energy mix.
For example, in the first quarter of 2015 the share of electricity generation
reached by renewables was...

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Community energy shines
TRESOC is poised to launch the Shine Project! This is an
extensive social housing roof-top solar project in the South Hams. It is worth
noting that in 2014, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change
(DECC), more than 125,000 homes in the UK i...

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TRESOC Spring Share Issue – note from MD, Ian Bright
We have a new look  website , re-designed to make it easier for our members and supporters to stay involved and up to date with the latest TRESOC news – more later in this article!  We’ve also added an on-line Forum where TRESOC members can air their views,...

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River/tidal energy: The Anchor Stone Project
The story of our Anchor Stone Channel research project demonstrates that making progress with Community Energy is as much about relationships as projects. Back in March 2013, TRESOC was hopeful that the channel of water passing through the Anchor Stone Chan...

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Totnes Community Wind Farm: no regrets
The founder members of the Totnes Renewable Energy Society were, and still are, an ambitious bunch of people.    The sheer scale of the challenges of dealing with climate change and fossil fuel depletion demand big solutions.    Nor can the laws of physics ...
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