Steven MeredithAuthor Archive for Steven Meredith

Steven Meredith is a full-time, journalist and writer based in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. He has a passion for the environment and renewable energy and works closely with The Renewable Energy Hub to research and write topical and news worthy articles.

Divest

What is Fossil Fuel Divestment?

With a lot of talk about the future of solar and wind, not to mention other renewables, we often forget that fossil fuels still form a significant part of our energy mix. Over 70% of households across the UK, for example, still use gas to heat their water and radiators. The mayors of New York and London this week, collaborated…

Solar Storage

Solar Is Making a ‘Comeback’ in the UK

We’ve had one of the most prolonged hot weather spells globally, fires and droughts have been rife. Elon Musk seems to be undergoing his own personal mid-life crisis, Trump is on the verge of impeachment while rolling back the Clean Power Plan, fascism is on the rise and Brexit is turning out to be a major debacle. You might be…

Green Home

6 Ways to Make Your Home Greener

With all the furore over the last few weeks about how hot it’s been, lowering carbon emissions and going greener have been back on the news agenda. Fires both here in the UK and Europe as well as across the pond in America, show this is not an isolated incident. The Independent reported this month that the Earth is in…

energiesprong homes

What Are Energiesprong Homes?

Retrofitting older homes and making them more energy efficient has always been a big but necessary challenge in the UK. Towards the end of last year, 10 homes in Nottingham were chosen to take part in a new and exciting pilot scheme. It seems the answer to more efficient older homes might be a system called Energiesprong, a method of…

coal mine

Could Our Coalmines Provide Geothermal Energy for the UK?

Most people don’t immediately think of the UK when it comes to locations for geothermal hotspots. We tend to focus on areas such as Iceland with their hot sprints and where they’ve turned creating large scale geothermal power plants into something of an artform. Then there’s New Zealand where geothermal provides 13% of their heating. The truth, however, could be…

renewable africa

Africa Could Double Renewable Energy Capacity in 5 Years

While developments of renewable energy in areas like Europe, America and particularly China have topped the news in recent times, Africa is also forging forward, something that is helping to transform local communities. Solar and wind, as well as water, are bringing sustainable energy solutions to remote areas and will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the economy and standard…

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