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.
- Now is the time for the next generation of girls to help power the countryMore and more women have been taking a place at the top table of businesses for years now, but why then do women still make up only 6% of the UK’s engineering workforce – the lowest percentage in Europe? This … […]
- Energy, Climate Change and the Queen's SpeechToday’s Queen’s Speech sets out our early priorities for the new Parliament. DECC’s priorities are clear: keeping the lights on and powering the economy; keeping bills low for families and businesses and getting a climate deal in Paris this year. … […]
- How to eat healthy and save the planetAs dieticians increasingly focus on the environment, they’re finding that what’s better for the earth is usually also better for the bodyDieticians and food companies are awaiting the US Department of Agriculture’s highly anticipated new dietary guidelines by the end of this year with one key question in mind: will they include environmental considerations?T […]
- Babblers speak to the origin of languageAustralian babblers are capable of phoneme structuring, the first time this has been demonstrated in any non-human animal“Holy shit, man!”Andy Russell had entered the lecture hall late and stood at the back, listening to the close of a talk by Marta Manser, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Zurich who works on animal communication. Continue read […]