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  From phrases such as ‘net-zero’ to ‘carbon neutral’ and ‘climate positive’, it can become confusing to understand the terms that are leading the climate debate and being used to benchmark policies and goals. In 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned about the importance of maintaining global warming of no more than...

Authored by Nina Fischer, University of Edinburgh. This work was supported by a NERC Doctoral Training Partnership grant (NE/S007407/1).   Executive Summary Solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment has increased at an exponential growth rate in the last two decades, accounting for 3.1% of global electricity generation in 2019. This can be attributed to falling costs due...

Read OnGen Managing Director, Chris Trigg’s, thoughts on the energy crisis and crisis in Ukraine below. Are renewables the solution?      When I wrote my blog, “a flock of black swans,” I was not expecting the next Black Swan to arrive so quickly and present such a profound short-term risk. The events in Ukraine...

Following the incredible hike in wholesale energy prices, “the economic benefits of generating on-site renewable energy have never been greater”, says chartered accountant Christopher Trigg.   Christopher Trigg is Managing Director of OnGen, a UK-based software company that analyses property-specific data through digital tools to make decisions on energy efficiency measures, generating your own energy...

With COP26 just past and the route to net zero on everyone’s minds, OnGen has had a busy few months. Read our updates in our latest newsletter below. Now is a great time to start your business’ renewable journey; our desk-based feasibility assessment software can be used from the safety of your home. Please contact...

  Fuel shortages, energy price rises, a worldwide pandemic, all following Brexit. Each of these could be described as “black swan” events; but is the current spike in wholesale gas prices really a one-off event? The well-reported rise in wholesale gas prices and their impact on wholesale electricity prices, whilst unprecedented in magnitude, is actually...

In the past few years, there have been several power outages worldwide, disrupting business operations and raising a discussion about the reliability and resilience of grid-supplied energy. In the UK, many take energy for granted, failing to consider how an increase or decrease in normal demand may influence supply. As demand continues to rise and...