The Eco Experts Blog

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Abundance Generation, Bruce Davis, Interview, The Eco Experts, Ecobuild 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:15
We speak to Bruce Davis from Abundance Generation, a financing platform that allows anyone to invest in renewable energy no matter how much or how little money they have to spend. The interview is below, and the full transcript below that. Abundance Generation has just...
Chris Hopkins, Ploughcroft, solar, solar PV, interview, Green Deal, feed in,
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 13:28
The Eco Experts caught up with Chris after one of his solar PV demonstrations at Ecobuild. The interview is below, and the full transcript below that. If Chris looks familiar, you may have seen him on Dragon’s Den. He impressed the dragons and attracted £120k investment from...
Paul Barwell, Solar Trade Association, interview, The Green Deal, solar PV,
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 10:46
We interview Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association, about the feed-in tariffs, The Green Deal and the future of the UK solar industry. Another influential character we met at Ecobuild is Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association, an organisation founded in...
Solar PV, Green Deal, Interview, Colin McNaught, AEA,
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 13:53
The Eco Experts interview Colin McNaught, Head of Knowledge at AEA – one of the world’s leading sustainability consultancies – who have just delivered the first full Assessment Report of the UK solar PV market. Commissioned by the British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA), AEA...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 16:20
The Green Deal: explained by Energy Minister Greg Barker and Paul King of the Green Building Council. From a seminar at Ecobuild 2012 Green Deal – The Real Deal? Greg Barker, the Minister for Energy and Climate Change, was one of the biggest crowd pullers at Ecobuild. The Eco...
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 10:16
The Eco Experts’ quick summary of our time at Ecobuild 2012. Ecobuild took place on the 20th – 22nd March at London ExCeL Centre. Around 70,000 people are thought to have attended over the three days. Stand N2272 – Wish you were here! We return from Ecobuild having made new...
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 15:57
The Supreme Court has just kicked out the appeal made by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The Government's actions over the feed-in tariffs (FITs) has been judged as unlawful for the third time. More below: News just in --> Government overruled for a third...
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 08:53
Ecobuild at the ExCeL Centre is the three-day home for the world’s sustainable construction industry. This Eco Expert report comes at the end of day two, and touches on the three main themes of this year’s conference: Solar PV, The Green Deal, and The Olympics. The World’s...
EDF and Ofcom
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 10:19
EDF Payment to Vulnerable Customers EDF has been ordered to repay four and a half million pounds by the government watchdog Ofgem, after one of their investigations found that customers who were interested in switching suppliers had not been given accurate estimates of any...
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 18:02
It's not obvious how much energy we're using per week in our homes. We are wasting energy and this can add up to thousands of pounds. It's well worth learning a little about wattage so you can account for yourself, so to point you in the right direction, here's a list of common...