The Eco Experts Blog

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 13:51
Climate change is one of the greatest threats we face, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warning that continued emissions of greenhouse gases at their current level could cause a disastrous and irreversible impact on the planet. The effects of climate...
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 13:25
Diesel cars should be quaking in their boots given the latest headlines about their connection to air pollution. Shockingly, London has not only breached its legal air pollution limit for 2017 just five days into the year, but scientists are also linking the main culprit...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 14:31
Prefabricated homes (or prefabs) were hugely popular in the UK after the Second World War. A housing shortage meant that these houses, bought cheaply and assembled quickly, were built all over the UK. Whilst prefab homes remained popular in countries such as the US and Germany...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 14:15
Climate changes isn’t just something that will affect our future; it is already having an impact today, causing more extreme climate events such as flooding and droughts. The world today is almost 5 times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s due to climate...
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:36
The verdict is finally in, today the government announced the fate of the Feed in Tariff (FiT) for domestic solar after a long consultation and severe backlash from the solar industry. Homeowners installing solar panels up to 10kW in size, can now expect to make 4.39p /kwh under...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 17:09
In a last minute reprieve for the solar industry, The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has suggested it may not slash the feed in tariff (FiT) in January, as previously suggested. However, they may still enact the changes in March 2016. It has been reported that...
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 13:12
The government is planning to slash solar earnings for residential installations. The Feed-in Tariff, which pays households for producing renewable energy, will be cut by 87% in January 2016. As a result, solar installations in 2016 will earn £8,140 less over 20 years than...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 14:13
DECC to Cut Solar Incentives in New Year The Department for Energy and Climate Change has announced proposals to cut feed-in tariff rates for solar installations by a staggering 87% in 2016. Currently, households could save up to £125 per year on their bills thanks to the...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 15:53
Green levy and energy bills The government has claimed that the UK will be using 15% of their energy from clean, renewable sources by 2020. There is a very good reason for them promising this. For the past 200 or so years we have been burning fossil fuels to create the energy...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 11:12
Solar power in the UK almost doubled last year with plummeting costs causing a boom in the UK’s solar industry. By the end of 2014, there was almost 5GW of solar photovoltaic panels installed, up from 2.8GW at the end of 2013. Despite reductions in the Feed-in Tariff by the...