The Eco Experts Blog

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Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:45
THE GOVERNMENT could be forced to take dramatic action to cut UK air pollution, after a landmark hearing at the Supreme Court this week. The case has been brought against the government by ClientEarth, a group of activist lawyers committed to securing a healthy planet. They say...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 17:32
JOANNA Lumley has declared her love of renewable energy, insisting it should be mandatory for all homes to have solar panels. The Avengers star and national treasure was speaking at EcoBuild, a sustainable building conference, in London today (March 6). She said: “I absolutely...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 08:59
ENERGY giant npower announced they reaped in more than £400 million in profits (a 34% increase) last year, despite hitting customers with crippling bill increases. They follow British Gas, who announced the cold winter lead to extra consumer gas consumption and a whopping extra...
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:46
TWO inventors hope their brand new solar plane will be the first to circumnavigate the globe. Adventurer Bertrand Piccard and former fighter pilot André Borschberg devised project Solar Impulse in the hope of creating a sustainable mode of flight, powered only by the sun. A...
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 15:01
THE UK’s first solar house will be built in Leicestershire by the summer. The property in Great Glen, in the south of the Midlands county, will gain all of its heating, hot water and electricity from solar panels and it is designed to be completely carbon neutral. Experts from...
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:10
HERE at the Eco Experts we often give advice on how to live sustainably, but we thought we’d let you extend your goodwill to the afterlife. The first fairly traded coffins, handmade from bamboo and willow by workers in Bangladesh are now available from the Co-op’s funeral...
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...