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Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 12:24
YOU MAY have heard about the two nuclear reactors planned for Hinckley Point, which the government has agreed a deal for with EDF. They will take 10 years and £8bn each to build. They'll supply about 7% of the UK's energy but the price approved by the government has been...
Monday, January 6, 2014 - 11:19
2013 set a new record for global carbon emissions, increasing with 2.1%. That means roughly 40 billion tons of CO2 has been released around the world. BUT DON'T DESPAIR, many things happened in 2013 that have made the world a little greener too! From local to global events,...
Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 16:12
NEWS BROKE today that a government incentive which provides vulnerable housing with free insulation could be slowed down in a bid to halve the levy imposed on consumer’s bills, writes Honey Kohan . The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) scheme cost tax payers approximately £100...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 12:10
ANOTHER ONE of the Big Six energy companies has announced a price hike. EDF energy prices will rise by 3.9% on average. The company joins SSE, Scottish Power, British Gas and npower in hiking the retail price of energy in the past few weeks. As of writing, e-On is the only one...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 09:47
A SMALL energy company that generates electricity using wind turbines, solar farms and tidal energy says their company offers lower prices than the Big Six. Dale Vince from Ecotricity said his company can offer energy for £100 a year less than the Big Six because it invests...
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 09:10
Britain is losing the global race on green growth, warns TUC “It’s time for the government to stop dithering and make a firm commitment towards reducing carbon emissions. THE TUC have released a statement outlining disappointment in the government’s failure to commit to a new...
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 15:47
BRITISH GAS has increased its prices by 9.2% above inflation, adding an average of £107 to annual duel-fuel bills. The prices will come into effect in November. uSwitch has said that Centrica, which owns British Gas, is effectively breaking a promise made to consumers, after “[...
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 17:17
THE FIRST house in the UK to be powered solely by solar power has gone on sale in the Midlands. The super environmentally friendly house built in Leicestershire will not need any gas or electricity. The five bedroom house is set in two acres and will set its new owners back a...
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 16:01
ALONGSIDE THE electronics industry there is a growing shadow industry to deal with its refuse. 2.5 million tons of electronics were discarded in the US alone in 2010. This haul represents what Paul Watson, CEO of Green Technology Solutions (GTSO) calls, “An incredible windfall...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 16:45
AT THE EcoExperts we like to do more than just talk about how to make the world a greener place, we like to get our hands grubby! And so last week, a team from The EcoExperts swapped a day of working in the Kentish Town office for a day battling the elements in a local primary...