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.
- Climate change tweetathonIt’s week four for me as the new Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), so it seems time to plunge into blogging. So it’s great to kick off by talking about an exciting Twitter … […]
- What if there was a 5-a-day for energy?Sam Kennedy, Head of Consumer Demand and Products Policy, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) How much thought do you put into saving energy in your home? Our recent survey shows that three-quarters of people give it a lot … […]
- London must move faster on air pollutionThe UK needs to speed up improving air quality and the capital must take a stronger leadThanks to European judges, the UK government may be taking a closer interest in Boris Johnson’s strategy for cleaning London’s air. A case won in the European Court of Justice (ECJ) by environmental group Client Earth has increased the legal pressure for Britain’s big cit […]
- Is China's GMO corn ban protecting consumers or protecting markets?As China closes its markets to many types of US corn, questions arise about the costs and benefits of genetically modified foodFor 42 years, Don Villwock has grown soybeans and corn on 4,000 acres in southwest Indiana. He has endured low prices, bad weather and trade embargoes. This year, however, he’s facing a new challenge: China.In March, China’s authorit […]