The Eco Experts Blog

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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, March 4, 2015 - 13:34
The UK leaving the EU, referred to as ‘Brexit’, is a real possibility. The Tories have pledged a renegotiation of Britain’s membership with an in/out referendum if they win the general election in May. This has led for calls from some for the UK to ditch the EU’s sustainability...
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 10:13
The Eco Experts has this week announced a major investment deal with one of the UK’s leading private equity firms, Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC). BDC has taken a 40% stake in the business to facilitate accelerated growth, potential acquisitions and continued...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 17:14
In his State of the Union address on January 20, 2015, the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, said that no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. In his speech he mentioned the issues of terrorism, war and recession. It...