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.
- Climate change tweetathonIt’s week four for me as the new Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), so it seems time to plunge into blogging. So it’s great to kick off by talking about an exciting Twitter … […]
- What if there was a 5-a-day for energy?Sam Kennedy, Head of Consumer Demand and Products Policy, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) How much thought do you put into saving energy in your home? Our recent survey shows that three-quarters of people give it a lot … […]
- Plantwatch: Dazzling leaf colours brewed over a long autumnIt’s been an extraordinary autumn. Despite the battering from wind and rain in October and November, the leaves of many trees are still hanging on. It has really only been this week that most of the country has had cold frosty nights. The chill will help shed the rest of the leaves.The autumn has lasted so long that the Woodland Trust has reported 2014 to h […]
- Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into spaceResearchers have created a mirror that not only reflects 97% of light but also radiates heat into the cold depths of the universeA mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.Researchers believe the mirror could slash the amount of energy used to c […]