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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

Is Global Warming Making Our Weather Wetter?

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Guest author, Terry Piece, gives us his thoughts on recent weather conditions in the UK and the connection with greenhouse gas emissions, global warming and climate change. Continue reading

Climate Scientists are Understating the Effects of Global Warming

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A recent study, published in Global Environmental Change, is telling us that climate scientists have been understating the effects of global temperature increases. They call it ‘Erring on the side of least drama’, and its a far cry from the ‘alarmism’ they are sometimes accused of. Continue reading