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.
- Sun still shining on UK solarFar from setting, as one Sunday paper suggested this weekend, the sun is shining on the solar industry here in the UK and investing in solar Photovoltaics (PV) makes real financial sense. Thanks to our Feed-in Tariff (FITs) scheme householders and businesses are paid for the green electricity they produce from solar PV and a […]
- “The Roadshow on Film”Yesterday we received our final cut of the British Energy Challenge roadshow video. It was recorded at the first event we held in Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery & Museum, and as it will be the only roadshow we’re going to record, we’re really pleased at how well it brings across the enthusiasm of the audience, and […]
- Will green energy prove cheaper than gas?The Committee on Climate Change argues that, in the long term, low-carbon energy will cost less than gas. Leo Hickman, with your help, investigates.Leo Hickman […]
- Africa's soil diversity mapped for the first timeAtlas drawn up by international experts aims to expand understanding of soil and how Africa can manage it sustainablyA team of international experts has drawn up the Soil Atlas of Africa – the first such book mapping this key natural resource – to help farmers, land managers and policymakers understand the diversity and importance of soil, and the need to ma […]