The Eco Experts Blog

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 13:18
The Green Party has a new leader after MP Caroline Lucas announced she will not be running for re-election. Natalie Bennett will be the new party leader, with Will Duckworth her deputy. Bennett, 46, came to green politics after a career in journalism, working in her native...
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 08:32
SOLAR energy just got a whole lot cooler. Springtime, a Dutch design team, have wheeled out an ice cream cart which keeps treats frozen using the sun’s rays. The innovative design has a photovoltaic (solar) panel in the roof which makes enough energy to charge the vehicle’s...
Monday, September 3, 2012 - 11:27
IN THE midst of East London, a group of youngsters delve their hands into pulp as part of a paper making activity. However, this is no ordinary arts class; here the children are recycling old materials to make their own toys in a drive by London Wildlife Trust to encourage...
Monday, September 3, 2012 - 08:44
A SUPERMARKET has installed enough solar panels to make 332 million cups of tea without using an ounce of fossil fuel. Sainsbury’s now has more solar panels in the UK and Europe than any other store, enough to cover 24 football pitches. Justin King, chief executive of Sainsbury...
Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 16:14
SOLAR panel owners are so impressed with slashed energy bills, most would recommend them to their friends and family. The average household embracing this green technology is saving up to £1,000 a year and a staggering 88 per cent said they would want their nearest and dearest...
Solar Farmer with his goats
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 15:07
FARMERS are swapping sheep for sunshine as more and more embrace solar power. A new breed of so-called solar farming is on the up as landowners earn extra cash from their fields. Jonathan Scurlock, chief adviser on renewable energy for National Farmers Union (NFU) said: “Most of...
The UK feed-in tariff is now set at 16p
Friday, August 10, 2012 - 10:29
As scheduled, the feed-in tariff has been cut to 16p. This means every kWh, or hours-worth of electricity generated, is worth 16p. This means a profit of a few pence every hour, as opposed to buying energy from the National Grid for 14p per kWh. Although the tariff has been cut...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 15:15
This will be the greenest Olympic Games ever, Boris Johnson has said. So why has one of its sustainability commissioners resigned, and why am I adopting this sceptical tone? Sir John Armitt, the Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, made the early decision to build new...
Save energy to save money
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 14:38
In the current economic climate, we could all do with as much money saving advice as possible. Even better if making some simple changes would not only make our budgets stretch further, but would also have a positive impact on the environment. We've probably all seen the most...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 15:59
Well done Deborah! She gets how important renewable energy is to the UK's future. In the video below, the BBC Dragons' Den star tells Friends of the Earth that her number one investment idea over the long haul is renewable, clean energy. She and Theo Paphitis are the investors...