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Carbon Free UK
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 15:01
Our Facebook competition rules stated that entries should be no more than 50 words long. We just wanted short and sweet ides. However, we said longer entries would be considered if there was good reason to go longer. Some people took that a little too literally... At just over...
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 10:02
IF ONE team of American inventors gets its way, you may never see a solar panel again. New Energy Technologies’ plans to completely wipe out the old-school panel are well underway and the team have come up with a novel replacement; the Solar Window. Sounding ridiculously...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Greenbuild 2012, BRE, Interview BRE, Green Deal, Chris Broadbent, Manchester,
Monday, June 25, 2012 - 09:46
Chris Broadbent is Director of Training at BRE, one of the major research and training centres for sustainability in the UK. Just before going onstage to deliver a talk on Green Deal accreditation, Chris agreed to an interview about BRE’s involvement, and what in his opinion...
New Dawn in Lockleaze With Free Solar Panels
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 16:12
A new solar power scheme is hitting Bristol in the Lockleaze area though power Co-operative 'Bristol Power'. They state participants within the scheme could save up to 40% on energy bills by installing hundreds of solar panels for free on the roofs of Lockleaze homes. Having...
Dave Roberts, UTN Training, UTN Renewables, Green Deal, Green Deal Training,
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 11:29
Dave Roberts runs the UTN Training facility in Wakefield, regarded by many as the best in the North of England. Dave tells us about the facility, and how UTN is preparing for The Green Deal. Policy behind the Green Deal states all installers have to be accredited according to...