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 … […]
- United Nations close to landmark deal to curb airplane emissions2,000 government officials gathered in Montreal to adopt the first ever international mechanism to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from aviationA UN negotiation is inching towards a landmark deal to curb emissions from airplanes, although environmental groups have warned that the plan will not go far enough to help slow climate change. The International Civi […]
- Panda cubs make public debut in China – video23 panda cubs are collected in China ahead of the country’s national day on 1 October. The cubs were shown off at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base on Thursday. Aged between one and four months old, the cubs lay on their bellies, occasionally exerting just a little effort to crawl a few inches forward. This year, the team at the giant panda base […]