The Eco Experts Blog

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Monday, July 22, 2013 - 09:27
A WIND turbine taller than London’s Shard is hoped to power between 15,000 and 20,000 homes. The Technical University of Denmark is coordinating the project which will see the 1,100 foot structure built in the sea. The turbine’s blades will each be 410ft long and it will sit on...
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 09:15
MOST people in the UK want to see a reduction in fossil fuel, with solar ranked as the top choice for energy production. A huge study lead by Nottingham and Cardiff universities has found a surprisingly high level of concern about climate change and willingness to cut fossil...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 08:29
A GROUP of MPs battled it in Westminster last week out over the pros and cons of large scale solar developments. Tory Totnes MP, Sarah Wollaston (pictured), was first up alleging that the impact solar panels had on the landscape was devastating. She said: “My constituency covers...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 16:22
THE DOMESTIC Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has just been announced for Spring 2014, meaning households in England, Scotland and Wales will be able to earn money back on any heat they generate using the following renewable heating technologies: Solar thermal / biomass burners /...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 13:28
ABOUT a third of people in the UK would invest in local renewable energy projects if there were available opportunities. Schemes such as local wind and solar farms were popular when people could put small amounts of their own money in and see the benefits directly, according to...
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 11:17
A PLANE powered only by the sun’s energy has completed its record breaking flight. Solar Impulse, the creation of adventurer Bertrand Piccard and former fighter pilot André Borschberg, made the final leg of its trans-America flight from Washington DC to New York in 18 ¾ hours....
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:54
HE IS the Godfather of green, with spells as Green Party co-chair, Friends of the Earth director, Forum for the Future co-founder as well as many other illustrious posts. Not only has Jonathon Porritt played a key part in the history of the green movement, it seems he also has...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 16:48
“We’d like throwing away something that could be reused to become like drink-driving – something that responsible citizens just don’t do.” THOSE ARE the words of Cat Fletcher, a Freegle representative who I spoke to earlier this week. Relating something like household waste to...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 14:51
FRANCES AND Alex Hunt are a mother-and-son team involved in several energy efficiency and sustainability enterprises in the Brighton and Hove area. Together with a select team of specialists, they run: the Green Building Partnership, Bright Green Homes and Brighton and...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 09:16
London’s draughty, energy-wasting schools will undergo huge makeovers in order cut carbon emissions and save £32million. Currently, it is thought nearly 80% of the capital's carbon emissions come from buildings, including schools and a new retro-fitting programme hopes to stop...