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.
- Shale gas – an inconvenient truth for the anti-fracking lobbyEnergy strategy in Britain has three big goals; keeping the lights on, keeping the bills down, and moving to a clean energy future. We need to meet the UK’s demand for energy, using clean and low carbon energy sources if … […]
- Nuclear’s role in a changing energy landscapeBritain’s energy infrastructure is changing significantly – for the first time in a generation. It’s happening both to replace power stations that reach the end of their operating lives, and also to transition towards a low carbon economy. We must … […]
- Westwood Gold Label collection inspired by sinking Venice, apparentlyDesigner put the city centre stage at Paris fashion week in her Mirror The World showThere aren’t many designers who can find inspiration in a campaign to save Venice from the effects of climate change but Vivienne Westwood is unique.The show for her Gold Label collection, at Paris fashion week on Saturday, was called Mirror The World, and saw the designer p […]
- Air quality: governments woo the motor industry with dire results | the big issueMinisters need to take responsibility for the effects of pollution on public healthThe scandal over rigged tests by car manufacturers is entirely consistent with their past record (“Corporate cheating kills. It must be stopped”, leading article). In the 1980s, the battle to remove lead from petrol and to fit catalytic converters was vigorously opposed by the […]