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.
- The first UK trial of the Softrak harvesterWe are now well into the final phase of the Wetland Biomass to Bioenergy project, and whilst the remaining participants are consolidating plans and ideas, we are still seeing innovation. Over the last two weeks we have been trialling a new harvesting machine across some of our challenging wetlands in the Somerset Levels and Moors. […] […]
- Tackling leaky rented homes and business energy costsIn late July we announced plans to change regulations in the private rented sector by imposing minimum energy efficiency standards. In this blog, we explain why and how these changes can help consumers to take control of their energy bills and to have warmer, more energy efficient properties. But it’s not set in concrete yet […] […]
- The super vacuum ban isn't meddling EU bureaucracy - it's absolutely vitalDoes the EU really want to ban powerful electrical appliances? Despite what the tabloid papers think, it's actually about getting designers to come up with energy-efficient appliances Continue reading... […]
- Propane made with renewable process for the first timeScientists modify E coli genes to produce gas that can power cars and heat homes Continue reading... […]