The Eco Experts Blog

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 12:00
BRITISH Gas has reported a rise in profits after more gas was used to tackle the cold weather. They reported a 12% increase in gas consumption in homes creating an extra £606m in profit. Despite the huge amounts of profit, British Gas, along with the other main suppliers, still...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 16:51
IF YOU use energy, the future’s grim. Prices are set to rise again, and again, and again. For many, the hikes announced before Christmas were more than enough to worry about, but a spokesperson from Ofgem, the UK electricity and gas market regulator, say prices will soar again....
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 12:20
A DEVON garden centre is set to slash its energy bills by almost £135,000 after it installed the largest, single roof-mounted solar panel network in northern Europe. Trago Mills, near Newton Abbot, in the South West of England unveiled its £2million solar PV installation last...
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 11:46
IT IS hard to imagine there is anything that creates as good an argument for conserving our planet as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year series. The exhibition in the Natural History Museum, West London, obviously comes complete with the obligatory polar bear on a shrinking...
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 11:25
Scotland has launched a £1.4billion plan to slash its carbon emissions. The Scottish Government said it will do everything it can to meet its climate change targets, including reducing its carbon emissions by 80% by 2030. The First Minister, Alex Salmond, said he would be doing...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 16:24
THE WORLD is now hotter and wetter than it was 100 years ago. New data released by the Met Office and a global team of experts show there have been dramatic changes since the beginning of the 20th century. The number of cool nights across the globe have halved to an average of...
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 10:28
AN ANGRY group of solar companies plan to sue the government £140m for business they say was lost after feed-in-tariffs were cut in 2011. Despite the cuts being found ‘legally flawed’ in court, the group of 17 say they saw a sudden and dramatic fall in business. In 2011 the...
Monday, January 14, 2013 - 16:52
DOES global climate change exist? Are we being swindled by The Guardian with tales of an iceless future, or by The Mail who triumphantly claim it’s the biggest con since the Ponzi scheme? Does it matter? We can argue the stats either way, throw about historical references to...
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 16:31
THOUSANDS of Welsh households are now running on solar power. Data published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) suggest more than 23,000 homes in Wales now benefit from solar photovoltaic panels. The panels convert sunlight into electricity or hot water that...
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 16:48
VARIOUS branches of the South London police have received £22,000 thanks to the installation of solar panels on police stations. The money comes after the Met registered for the Department of Energy and Climate Change's Feed in Tariff scheme which pays those who invest in the...