There are many quick and easy energy saving tips and small behavioural changes are a good place to start but there are new technologies that are designed to help householders produce their own energy, reducing energy bills and in some instances even make a profit. There are two schemes that can make this all possible. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed in Tariff (FIT) are schemes where the government offer financial help to encourage people to use renewable technologies and reduce their energy consumption, thereby reducing the amount of CO2 contributing to climate change.
- Guest blog from Yorkshire Energy Doctor, Kate UrwinLast week the CMA reported that consumers are paying £1.7 billion a year more than they need to on their energy bills, with 70% of the domestic customers of the six largest energy firms on the more expensive ‘default’ standard … […]
- 'Bioenergy Sustaining the Future' - 3rd competition launchedOur third Bioenergy Sustaining the Future (BESTF) competition launched in December and we’re once again looking for UK industry to lead or participate in innovative and collaborative bioenergy projects. We’re looking for projects that are close to commercialisation but that … […]
- 'I was born to do this': national park rangers on their triumphs and tragediesAs the National Park Service turns 100, longtime rangers reflect on tasks ranging from teaching rescue missions – and the sexism many female rangers faceAndrea “Andy” Lankford often came close to death during her twelve years as a ranger for the National Park Service. But there was nothing quite as horrific as the time she ended up with parts of a human brai […]
- Ditch the car: how to visit America's national parks without the congestionTraffic congestion has become part of the experience of visiting popular national parks in the US. Now, more parks are beefing up their public transport optionsRead our series: National Park Service turns 100If you’ve ever visited an iconic national park like Yellowstone, Yosemite or Glacier, your first glimpses of arresting, postcard-perfect vistas were pro […]