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.
- '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 … […]
- Securing the UK’s Energy Future: the role of gasThe UK is facing an energy challenge: how do we achieve an 80% cut in our carbon emissions by 2050, while maintaining a secure supply of energy at an affordable price? Part of my role as Chief Scientific Advisor for … […]
- Bitter battle to save King Lear’s green valley from the developersA court ruling has backed Dover council’s decision to allow builders into an area of outstanding natural beautyConservationists and historians are digging in for a last-ditch defence of a sliver of “sacrosanct” ancient Kentish meadow and woods, protected in law but set to be the location for a large housing and leisure development.The fight for the Farthingl […]
- New York investigates radioactive leak in groundwater near cityGovernor Andrew Cuomo orders review following detection of ‘alarming levels of radioactivity’ at nuclear power plant 40 miles north of ManhattanRadioactive material has leaked into the groundwater below a nuclear power plant north of New York City, prompting a state investigation on Saturday and condemnation from governor Andrew Cuomo.Cuomo ordered an invest […]