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What did we learn about the future of solar power from the government’s energy review?

Key take-aways: The government said it would look to increase the UK’s current 14GW of solar capacity, which it said held the potential to grow five-fold by 2035. This was a little vague for my liking, it did not specify a precise target. if you can’t measure it…you can’t manage it. ‘Has the potential’ to […]

Housing should be front and centre…

The current government’s policy to build, build, build in a bid to reduce the housing shortage may be misplaced, so says a new report from leading think tank the ‘UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence’. The report’s authors, a consortium of 14 institutions which includes the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, claim that efforts to […]

Twitter – is it really worth the hassle?

By the time you have read this sentence around 18,000 tweets will have been sent worldwide. In fact, on average, around 6,000 tweets are posted every second which corresponds to over 350,000 tweets sent per minute, 500 million tweets per day and around 200 billion tweets per year. Staggering, eh? Everyone is at it. When […]

Counting The Cost By Richard Steer


The latest output figures show Brexit is hitting construction hard, as projects get packed in the face of unpredictability around costs and demand Those working in the built environment are often compared to farmers, perceived as perpetually complaining about their lot. Cups are always half empty, and looking on the bright side is seen as […]

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