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.
- Green Deal Home Improvement Fund updateFunding fully allocated and applications closed for solid wall insulation Up to £24 million worth of funding for solid wall insulation has been allocated to households in England and Wales and applications have now closed for that category. Please see … […]
- An update from Lima on the Global CalculatorCan the world see better living standards for a population of 10 billion, and hit the 2 degree goal? Yes, according to the “Global Calculator”, previewed at COP 20 in Lima. As the world’s governments gathered at the 20th Conference … […]
- The Guardian view on falling oil prices: mixed blessingSinking crude costs used to spell rising prosperity automatically. Today the economics, and the ecology, are a good deal more complex than thatChristmas came early for drivers this year, with a steady fall in the price at the pump of 15p a litre since the summer. Underlying the cheaper petrol is a mighty oil crash, with the price of a barrel of Brent crude n […]
- ‘I felt like a piece of trash’ – Life inside America’s food processing plantsA new book offers a damning insight into conditions for low-paid, non-union, immigrant workers helping to feed our huge appetite for cheap meatMaria Lopez will never forget that day. It was 2004, the middle of an ordinary shift on the line at Hormel Foods – a sprawling brick-and-concrete complex on the southern edge of Fremont, Nebraska. The worker beside he […]