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Archive for July, 2009

Wind Power gets Political

Renewable energy wind farm in the Pennines, Lancashire, England

Producing green energy via wind turbines is one of the driving objectives featured in the Government’s Low Carbon Transition Plan, which also outlines plans to increase nuclear power whilst supporting households that produce their own electricity, through solar panels, with cash bonuses. Unfortunately, wind farms in Great Britain have suffered from a lack of available […]

Britain Could Cut Central Heating Emmissions by 30%

Doemst water usage report

The Energy Saving Trust and the Environment Agency have today launched a joint report on the impact of wasteful domestic water usage on Britain’s carbon footprint. Whilst it is widely accepted that double glazing and loft insulation can significantly reduce the amount of energy that is wasted throughout the home, little attention is often paid […]

The Future of Renewable Energy

co2 emissions

The Government has recently published plans to considerably reduce the UK’s carbon footprint within the next forty years or so. Under the Low Carbon Transition Plan, by 2050 the UK ought to have curtailed its emission of harmful greenhouse gases by a massive 80%. Moreover, this is a staggered target containing earlier milestones that should […]

‘Fuel Poverty’ – It Could Be You!

The BBC reports that thousands of people are will become susceptible to ‘fuel poverty’ in the coming years. The report, carried out by The Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG), claims that more than four million people in the UK are already living in ‘fuel poverty’, and that the situation is going to get much worse. […]

Low Energy Light Bulbs

Low energy light bulb

Many of us, at some point, would have received those oddly shaped light bulbs from our energy supplier, that are not only unsightly, but certainly do not look like they would fit in an up-lighter so therefore are shoved in the back of a cupboard somewhere. However, do you know that each Low Energy Light-bulb […]

Mancunian Sewage to Power Homes

It has been announced recently that a method of converting human waste into biomethane is to be used as an alternative power source in the English city of Manchester. Under a joint project developed by United Utilities and the National Grid, which received funding for the scheme via Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural […]

Why Switch Energy Supplier?

Switch Energy Supplier and Reduce Your Gas Bills

Did you know that you might be paying more for your energy than your neighbour? Well, you don’t have to. Consumers in the UK have the option to choose their energy providers and there are many advantages to making the switch. When you change energy providers, you are not actually changing the electricity or natural […]

The Value of Investing in Home Insulation

Reduce Your Energy Bill With Home Insulation

It’s a plain and simple fact that adding home insulation in any of its many forms will lower home energy costs immediately as well as for the future. There’s no time like the present to improve your comfort with cost-effective insulation and begin saving money. There’s no question that the energy costs of heating and […]

Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the Home

CO2 detector

Caused by the incomplete burning of all carbon based fuels, Carbon Monoxide, otherwise known as CO is not only tasteless, colourless and odourless, it is also incredibly poisonous. Fuels that can create CO include oil, coal, wood and gas, and are perfectly safe to use, it is only in the case of them burning poorly […]

Warm Front Rebate Scheme – Rebates for Boilers, Central Heating & Home Insulation

Warm Front logo

If you live in England and your home is not properly insulated or your boiler and heating system is not as good as it should be, the Warm Front Scheme may be just what you need. With heating costs on the rise, it could save you a lot of money and at the same time […]