The Eco Experts Blog

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Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 13:39
TENS OF thousands of people die prematurely every year from pollution from Europe’s power stations. 300 of Europe’s largest coal power station are thought to have caused 22,300 premature deaths according to a study from Stuttgart University. The horrifying figure is estimated to...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 09:11
THE LATEST figures from the European Environment Agency (EEA) show EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2011 were 18.4% lower than 1990 levels. The 2011 emissions decrease was largely due to a milder winter in 2011 compared to 2010, which led to a lower demand for heating. However, it...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 08:37
TIM Yeo has made the decision to step aside from his position as Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee after being embroiled in a lobbying sting. The Tory MP for South Suffolk in the East of England was involved in an undercover operation by the Sunday Times....
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 15:53
The Age Of Community Energy With energy prices rising at a merciless rate, what is there to save us but the coming together of energy efficiency, renewable technology and community energy projects? DECC has spotted the growing community energy trend, and recently commissioned a...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 08:41
A MULTI MILLION pot will offer loans of up to £150,000 to local organisations for community renewable energy projects Not only will the projects supply the local area with clean, green energy it will also provide community with jobs and investment opportunities. The lump sums...
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 09:26
THE EUROPEAN Commission has decided unanimously to impose provisional tariffs on solar panels imported from China in order to counter the dumping of these products on the European market. According to www.solarpowerportal.co.uk, the European Trade Commissioner, Karel de Gucht,...
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 09:53
THE ATTRACTIVENESS of renewable energy halves as soon as residents think a wind-farm could be built near them. A Department of Energy and Climate Change poll found that 82% of the public supported renewable energy, however this figure dropped to about half if the renewables...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 16:05
BRAZIL'S first World Cup solar-powered football stadium has been officially opened, in what looks set to be the greenest World Cup ever. The Mineirão Stadium, originally built in 1965, in Belo Horizonte, a city in the south-east of the country, has been fitted with a 1.4MW solar...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:47
A PLANE has set the record for the longest solar powered flight. Solar Impulse, the creation of adventurer Bertrand Piccard and former fighter pilot André Borschberg, flew for a staggering 1,541km (958 miles) taking 18 hours. Despite the fact the only fuel the plane used was...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 14:28
JUST 1.5% of households in the UK have solar panel installations, a new survey has shown. This is a far cry from last year’s pledge from the government that 4million homes (about 1 in 6) would have solar panels by 2020. And it is Londoners who are letting the side down. In the...