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Archive for June, 2010

Baxi Remains Positive Amid Closure of Low Carbon Buildings Programme

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The Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) was introduced in April 2006 as a means of providing funds for the installation of microgeneration equipment for homeowners and not-for-profit organisations. Since the scheme was launched, the LCBP has issued around 20,000 grants, which will no doubt help the UK meet its low carbon targets. Unfortunately, the LCBP […]

Could Water Wastage Ruin the UK’s Carbon Emission Targets?

The UK’s carbon emission targets have been widely discussed by politicians, scientists, green lobbyists, construction firms and many others; in fact, it would be difficult to find an adult of sound mind in the UK who has not been informed of the country’s green ambitions. Although it is arguably the case that most ordinary citizens […]

Solar Guide Launches for Information on Feed-in Tariffs, Solar PV and Solar Water Heating Quotes

We’re pleased to announce our sister site Solar Guide has been launched. The site offers a complete list of nationwide engineers for the installation of solar PV and solar water heating panels. Solar Guide enables consumers to find and locate engineers in their area and request quotes directly through the site. You’ll find everything you […]

Baxi Joins Forces with PH Jones in Decent Homes Programme

Baxi Group has teamed up with central heating and property maintenance contractor, PH Jones, to supply new energy efficient boilers to selected properties. Baxi Group and PH Jones will work alongside ALMO (Arms Length Management Organisation) Stevenage Homes to improve energy efficiency in various properties on behalf of Stevenage Borough Council. The project aims to […]

President Obama pushes for US to break its “addiction” to fossil fuels

US President Barack Obama has called for American people to turn to green energy during his live speech yesterday concerning the BP oil spill that’s become the nation’s largest environmental disaster. During his speech, which was broadcast live to US households, President Obama compared the policy implications of the Gulf of Mexico clean up to […]

UK falls short of 2010 renewable energy target

The UK Government has fallen over 75 per cent short of its renewable energy target for 2010 according to a report released by the National Audit Office (NAO). The findings of the report were announced yesterday based on data from 2008. According to the report, just 2.3 per cent of UK energy is being produced […]

UK Solar PV market to increase five fold in 2010 according to survey

The UK’s solar PV electricity market could grow five fold in 2010 and 30 times over by 2015 as a result of new feed-in tariffs, according to analysis by industry-focussed assurance, tax and advisory service PricewaterhourseCoopers (PwC). The analysis found the widespread roll out of solar PV in the UK has suffered due to a […]

Passivhaus Standards Set to be Used in Coventry Housing Estate

Situated on a disused strip of land that was formerly a car park off the main road in Bell Green, Coventry, a new housing estate is set to change the way in which such projects are constructed in the UK. Passivhaus – a method of construction originating in Germany and employing ultra-high standards of energy […]

Green firm calls for Government commitment to renewable energy

Wirral-based renewable energy giants Stiebel Eltron has called for the Government to show support for green energy after scrapping the Low Carbon Building Programme (LCBP). The LCBP, which was a grant funding to help cover the costs of microgeneration systems like solar thermal hot water, heat pumps and wood fuelled heating, was axed on 24 […]

Could the Renewable Heat Incentive Damage the Country’s Economy?

As if the UK economy had not already endured enough crises, the country is heading for another imminent collapse according to various consumer watchdogs and business groups. Unlike the events that caused the most recent recession, the new financial downturn would have little to do with mortgages and everything to do with investing in new […]