The Eco Experts Blog

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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...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 15:23
'Amber goes to Green' and 'Amber light for new energy minister' are examples of headlines greeting the appointment of the new secretary of state for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd MP. The announcement this week was greeted with relief across the environment sector as...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:01
Tesla, best known for their electric cars, last week unveiled a home battery system called ‘Powerwall’ which they claim will 'fundamentally change the way the world uses energy'. At a press conference in Los Angeles, Tesla’s charismatic founder Elon Musk unveiled what he...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:29
The map below shows the number of threatened mammals in countries across the world according to data from The World Bank. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known....