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.
- How Whitbread are cutting energy wasteWhitbread is the owner of some household name brands including Premier Inn, Costa Coffee and Beefeater restaurants. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, ‘Good Together’, underpins all our business integrated thinking and aims to make us a force for good … […]
- Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on shale gasWe said in our Manifesto that we would support the safe development of shale gas and as a One Nation Government that’s what we will do, because it’s good for jobs, it’s part of our plan to ensure the potential … […]
- World Pollutionwatch: Fire can kill – far from the flamesVancouver is normally one of the world’s cleanest cities but this July its air resembled that in Beijing due to smoke and ash from forest fires over 200 kilometres away. Further fires along the western side of the US and Canada have caused numerous health warnings especially at night when smoke settled on valley communities. During August hot weather across […]
- The government’s efforts to kill off the solar industry and lead us to fracking hell | LettersOn 29 June the Department of Energy and Climate Change told me, on behalf of Amber Rudd, that “as you may know the government’s position remains that we are committed to seeing solar PV, including wide-scale deployment across community homes and rooftops”. On 7 July 2015 I held a party at the Oxford Ecohouse, with its 1995 first solar roof in Britain, to cel […]