Green Business

DETINI Propose Massive Cuts in Support for Northern Ireland Solar

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Northern Ireland have released proposed changes to the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) as part of the small scale banding review consultation. The consultation is part of an ongoing process that sees banding … Continue reading

Solar PV Costs Fall Sharply as Renewables Account For 43.6% of New Capacity in 2013

2013 was a big year for renewable energy worldwide with 43.6% of new energy generating capacity being from renewables. This is despite a drop in investment for the second year running. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 is the … Continue reading

Budget 2014: Has The Government Abandoned Green Business?

Has Budget 2014 seen the government continue the abandonment of its green credentials and bow to the simplistic message pushed by polluting industries? Probably the key budget announcement affecting green business was a freezing of the carbon price floor. The carbon … Continue reading

UK Drops in Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index

The recent release of the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) by global consultancy EY has seen the UK drop one from 4th to 5th. Continue reading

New Report: Greening the Economy Can and Must Underpin UK Recovery

A new report from the University College London Green Economic Policy Commission today outlines how a green economic strategy can strengthen the UK economy. Continue reading

UK Renewable Electricity Generation Grows Nearly Fourfold in Decade

From 2002 to 2012, UK electricity generated from renewable sources has grown nearly fourfold with that growth accelerating in the last 2 years. Continue reading

What Are These Green Levies? And What Are Their Impact On Your Energy Bills?

Energy prices seem never to be out of the news these last few weeks and there is a lot of talk about “green levies”. So, what environmental costs are part of our bills and what are their effects? Continue reading

UK Feed in Tariff [infographic]

This infographic gives a great visual summary of the story so far, after 3 years of the UK Feed in Tariff scheme. Continue reading

UK Solar Feed in Tariff Rate Changes July 2013

Solar Feed in Tariff rates are to change from July 1st. The new solar Feed in Tariff rates will take effect from July 1st and run until the 30th of September. Rates for larger scale installations (over 50 kW) remain unchanged having reduced in the last round. FIT rates for solar installations under 50 kW will see reductions of around 3.5%. Continue reading

How Green Energy Policies Reduce Energy Bills

Green energy policies do not come without a cost. Recent research from DECC, however, shows the net effect of these policies is to reduce our bills. This is good news given the continued trend of rising energy prices. 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

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