Energy Saving and Rebewables Blog

Is my home suitable for solar?

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Solar energy is fast becoming a popular choice for households looking to invest some cash and cushion themselves from the regular price hikes we all see in our energy bills. The economic viability of solar technology is in a good place but before you rush out and sign up with the first installer who comes along, it is worth doing a bit of a personal check to see if your home is suitable for solar. Continue reading

Solar Panel Prices – Cheaper Than You Think

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The use of Solar panels as an environmentally friendly source of energy is nothing new. The technology has been with us for a while, yet here in the UK a relatively small number of households have taken up the opportunity … Continue reading

Isle of Wight – an Ecoisland in the making?

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From small acorns mighty oaks do grow. The Isle of Wight has an ambitious plan to make the island self-sufficient in energy by 2020. Called Ecoisland, the project is the brainchild of local entrepreneur David Green. By using a mixture … Continue reading

The UK Feed in Tariff Scheme – An Introduction

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The UK Feed in Tariff Scheme or FITs pays UK energy consumers for the power they produce through renewable technologies. The FIT scheme pays homeowners, schools and businesses for every kWh of green energy they produce. Continue reading

Household Consumption and the Emissions We Generate

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The European Environment Agency has released a report studying “Environmental pressures from European consumption and production”. At 124 pages of “environmentally extended input-output analysis”, it isn’t exactly casual reading for your next beach holiday. They have, however, some quite interesting … Continue reading

UK Solar Feed in Tariff Rate Changes March 2013

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Solar Feed in Tariff rate changes due to come into effect will see a modest decrease in tariff rates for solar installations larger than 50kW. For smaller scale installations the FIT rate remains the same, for now. Continue reading

The UK Energy Industry in 2013

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With energy price hikes announced early in 2013, many consumers have been left wondering what will happen in the UK energy industry during the remainder of the year. While the Department of Energy & Climate Change is set to place … Continue reading

Plastic Bags – Can We Stop Them Killing Our Planet? [infographic]

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One trillion plastic bags are produced worldwide per year with many of them ending up in our oceans and killing the animals that live there. We use 4.3 billion gallons of oil each year to produce the plastic bags that … Continue reading

Just Who is the Green Deal Benefiting?

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Guest author Jenny Jones gives her thoughts on the energy market and specifically the Government’s new Green Deal initiative. Continue reading

Green Deal Gets EU Cash and Approval

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The EU has approved £600 million in support of the Green Deal. The funding was confirmed earlier this week in statements praising the aims of the scheme. Continue reading