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UK Solar Feed in Tariff Rate Changes March 2013

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

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]

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?

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

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?

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

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

Wind Generates More Energy in Spain Than Coal or Nuclear

We are constantly told by naysayers that renewables can’t scale and can’t get the job done for grid-scale power generation. Yet in the last 3 months wind has generated more of Spain’s power than any other energy source. Continue reading

Not Flying Will Not Reduce Emissions?

Leo Hickman has a really interesting piece today on The Guardian’s environmental blog.  He covers a discussion paper from Dr Grischa Perino of the University of East Anglia.  The discussion paper argues that consumers who choose not to fly within the EU will … Continue reading

Buy Your Mackerel From a Sustainable Source

It is one of the oily fishes, high in those important omega 3 fats. Universally agreed to be good for us and traditionally a bit of a hard sell. Top chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, helped to make it a more trendy food with his … Continue reading

Why Green Business

Welcome to the Green Business Watch UK office! Just open and eager to fulfill our promise to bring you all the information you need to find the eco-friendly, sustainable products and services you are looking for. Continue reading

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