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 … […]
- Shark attack near Byron Bay leaves surfer with minor leg injuriesAttack on beach between Suffolk Park and Broken Head in northern NSW follows a weekend protest against plan to install shark nets in the areaA man has escaped a run-in with a shark on the New South Wales north coast with just a few teeth marks on his thigh.He was taken to Byron Bay hospital by a friend about 7.30am after suffering the bite while surfing on a […]
- Flood defences 'skewed towards wealthy families and regions'Press Association study suggests flood protection funding formula tilts system towards richer households and areasThe system for allocating taxpayers’ money to flood defence schemes favours protecting wealthy families and those in the south-east, analysis suggests.The government has said it applies a strict economic formula to deciding where funding should b […]