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Weston Super Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Robin Whitlock. I am a freelance journalist with a special interest in environmental issues and renewable energy. I have numerous published articles to my credit and write regularly for a number of renewable energy websites. I am also a writer for Renewable Energy Magazine and a sub-editor for Renewable Energy Focus. I am currently based in Bristol, UK. Besides renewable energy and green issues I have a wide variety of other interests which includes World War 2, mythology and folklore, gardening, railways and lots more besides. You can also reach me on either of my two email addresses, which are: robinwhitlock66@hotmail.com and robinwhitlock1966@gmail.com Thanks!

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Hire Me!! - Freelance Journalist specializing in environmental issues and renewable energy
Writer for Renewable Energy Magazine
Sub-editor for Renewable Energy Focus
Contributor to Holmes Digital Media websites (Solar Guide, Renewables Guide, Boiler Guide, Builder Guide)
Contributor to Cleversolar blog and Find Energy Savings
Published in numerous national magazines
See below for writing samples

Monday, 24 September 2012

The largest solar PV array in France


Hanwha Solar, an offshoot of Korean giant Hanwha Group, has installed an 7.7 MW solar PV array on the roof of a building recently constructed by French Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor Solvéo Energie near Rion-des-Landes to serve a Ginseng plantation. The solar modules will help the company to finance the project which was officially inaugurated last week.

Green Deal delayed until 2013


Energy Secretary Ed Davey has confirmed that the government’s ‘flagship’ energy efficiency scheme, the Green Deal, will be delayed until 2013 with only a ‘soft launch’ in October.

Nottingham tenants benefit from Decent Homes program


Thousands of tenants in the city of Nottingham will benefit from around £45 million granted to Notthingham City Homes under the Decent Homes program. The scheme was put on hold for a while but the government has now released the final payment due to the housing association.

UK biomass expert invited to speak at Estonian wood energy conference


The ‘Wood for Energy Production’ event took place at the Annual Conference of the Estonian Private Forestry Centre in Janeda, Estonia, and was also attended by the Estonian Minister of Agriculture and and the Estonian Environment Minister.

Transmission costs could threaten the viability of island renewable energy projects


The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters marine energy park in the Scottish Orkney islands could be delayed and even potentially threatened by the substantial costs of connection to the grid the energy generator Scottish Renewables has warned.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Chimney manufacturer opens training centre for biomass installers


Schiedel Chimney Systems, based in Washington, Tyne & Wear, is opening a training centre for biomass boiler installers and will be the only such industry-approved biomass trainer in the Northern England and Scotland. The move is just in time for the extended Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme will is expected to be launched by the government in October.