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.
- 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. … […]
- The pre-election periodThis Parliament ends on 30 March. Between then and the general election on 7 May is the pre-election period and the Civil Service communicates less, in line with the General Election Guidance. So you won't be hearing much from us … […]
- Norway fund could trigger wave of large fossil fuel divestments, say expertsOther investors are likely to follow Norwegian fund’s move out of coal-based investments, due to its size as the world’s largest sovereign wealth fundNorway’s decision to dump all coal-focused investments from its $900bn sovereign wealth fund could unleash a wave of divestment from other large funds, according to investment experts. The fund, the largest in […]
- Brussels moves to limit coal lobby's influence on pollution standardsEuropean commission’s top environment official tightens rules on industry experts’ role, following watering down of pollution limits in face of lobbyingEuropean countries must not allow industry experts in their national delegations to lobby for weaker coal standards, the European commission’s top environment official has said.The move follows revelations by […]