2008


Turbine blades being attached.

B&Q goes wind powered

Construction of the turbine at B&Q Worksop is now complete!


22 December 2008


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How the Severn Barrage could look.

Severn Barrage could end fuel poverty in UK

Dale Vince outlines his plan to eradicate fuel poverty permanently.


15 December 2008


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BBC Watchdog logo.

Watchdog gets its teeth into the independent sector

Dissatisfaction with energy companies is at an all time high...this week they turned their attention to us independents...


24 November 2008


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Artist's impression of how Alveston will look.

South Gloucestershire's first wind turbines are on their way!

Our plan to build three windmills near Alveston has been approved.


13 November 2008


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The start of the foundation hole.

Construction begins at Worksop

After a record amount of time in planning, building work starts at the B&Q site in Worksop.


29 October 2008


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OFGEM logo.

Ofgem guilty of 'benign neglect'

OFGEM is not doing enough to encourage competition in the energy sector according to green energy company Ecotricity.


05 October 2008


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Swaffham BASE Jump by Christopher 'Dougs' McDougal.

Champion Crowned After World's First ‘legal’ Wind Turbine Base Jump

The first ever British Open Base Jumping Championship concluded this weekend with spectacular jumps from an Ecotricity Turbine.


28 September 2008


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Turbine construction, blades being lifted into place.

Ecotricity report UK's biggest growth in renewables

Ecotricity's own green energy supply increases by a record 13%


28 September 2008


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Artist's impression of the Wakefield site.

Public Exhibition Announced for Coke Site

The country's biggest soft drinks factory could soon be running on wind power.


19 September 2008


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Galsworthy Wind Park photomontage.

Galsworthy given go-ahead!

Torridge District Council have granted planning permission for our Galsworthy Wind Park.


10 September 2008


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One of our turbines in Dagenham.

Ofgem plan to outlaw green electricity tariffs

Ofgem recently released an outline of their proposed new green electricity accreditation scheme... But it seems their idea for regulating green electricity tariffs is to ban them!


09 September 2008


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The Greenbird team and craft at the rain-soaked lake.

Wind powered record attempt thwarted by climate change

Uncharacteristic rain fall flooded Lake Lefroy leaving hopes of a world record dashed. The team are a little down hearted but are now focused on the ice record attempt next year.


04 September 2008


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The Sea Shepherd.

Whales and Windmills - a lot in common

Marine conservation society Sea Shepherd – took time out of a busy schedule touring Europe to visit us at our HQ in Stroud.


01 September 2008


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The Greenbird at Lake Lefroy.

British team harness wind power in world speed challenge

This week two groundbreaking Brits will start their attempt to break a new speed record in the most advanced wind powered vehicle ever produced.


20 August 2008


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Photo of bronze, silver and gold medals.

Ofgem imposes Greenwash scheme

Ecotricity, founders of the green electricity movement, have slammed Ofgem's new scheme to regulate green tariffs


29 July 2008


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Artist's impression of the Lotus wind park.

Wind Powered cars are on the way!

Ecotricity's plans to build three wind turbines for Lotus are approved.


23 July 2008


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Two children enjoy the Shooters Bottom wind park open day.

Open day a great success at our latest wind park

We were overwhelmed by the response at Shooters Bottom, Somerset.


18 July 2008


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Part of the way through wind park construction.

Hysterical nonsense - Ecotricity boss responds to Christopher Booker

Dale Vince discusses a Daily Mail article regarding our newly constructed Shooters Bottom wind park.


26 June 2008


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Scissors cutting through red tape.

Why the planning process is failing to deliver government renewable energy generation targets

In 1999 the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Communities identified that the planning process is a "grave hindrance to achieving the necessary growth in renewables". Nearly ten years on and nothing has changed


12 June 2008


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North Sea oil rig at dusk.

Wind - the new North Sea oil?

Brown should look closer to home for the solution to his oil problem.


28 May 2008


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Zero Carbonista logo.

Dale Vince has joined the wonderful world of the blogsphere!

His blog is about life post-oil and post-carbon and how we get there.


10 April 2008


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Aerial fish-eye shot of turbine construction at Ford Dagenham

Ecotricity to build a third turbine for Ford

The two Ecotricity turbines at Ford's Dagenham plant have been major London landmarks since they were built in 2004. They will soon be joined by a third.


03 April 2008


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Part of a wind park construction site.

More fudging of renewable energy targets

Allowing renewable projects built abroad to count towards UK targets makes a mockery of any attempts to address climate change. If it were possible to build projects anywhere in the world where planning is lax, nothing would be done in the UK - April 2008


01 April 2008


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A green budget briefcase.

Green Budget? What Green Budget?

Dale Vince comments on Darling's 'green' budget


12 March 2008


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Photo of gas ring burning.

British Gas - Zero carbon?

British Gas were slammed today for misleading consumers in adverts for their so-called Zero Carbon tariff.


30 January 2008


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Aerial view of the proposed Lotus wind park.

Watchdog slams anti-wind group

RUNGA, the anti-wind group led by Alan Bensttead who opposed turbines at the Lotus headquarters in Hethel, were publicly shamed today by an adjudication from the ASA, a body that exists to ensure truth and accuracy in publications


23 January 2008


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A photograph of Sizewell B nuclear plant.

The nuclear industry is a failed experiment we can't afford to repeat

The current nuclear fleet cost £50 billion to build, it produced 20% of our power in the UK - for the same sum of money we could power the whole of Europe with wind energy.


03 January 2008


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