The Government has unveiled new renewable energy planning guidelines to assist local communities and authorities in weighing up the need for renewable energy projects against other environmental concerns. It is hoped this will bring a sense of balance to the increasing number of renewable energy schemes and technologies being implemented into communities to aid the UK with its 2020 energy targets.
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A leading UK think tank group, IPPR, who are dedicated to analysing Government policy and trends throughout the country, have commented on benefits that cities could enjoy if they were to invest in green energy. With consumers hopelessly dependent on the 'big six' energy suppliers, wouldn't it be wonderful if local cities could compete with them, both on delivery and price points?
Negotiations have been going on for some time now regarding landmark targets for greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy generation across Europe. The revised targets are still set for publication today but negotiations are going right down down to the wire, much of it relating to the UK’s opposition of renewable energy targets for 2030.
The energy mix in the UK has had a bumpy ride over the past few decades but where we’re currently sourcing our energy is now the centre of a much heated public and political debate. Environmental issues have been the long standing concern, with energy bill increases fanning the flames in 2013. But did you know the UK uses less energy now than it did in 1970?
Academics at Newcastle University have argued that our energy sector has become too 'fragmented' and that our energy future isn't secure as a nation. Their study found that a strategic authority is needed to impartially ensure energy security, and the current pricing model doesn't reflect the high economical and environmental cost of generating and distributing energy in years to come. Do we have a problem here?
As the ongoing controversy surrounding gas and oil drilling in Alaska continues to hit the news, there is one question that should be on everyone’s minds: how long will fossil fuels last us?
Gas, oil and coal all have one thing in common; they are fossil fuels, which means they will all run out sooner or later – it’s up to use to make sure it’s a ‘later’.
One of the greatest misconceptions in the heating industry is that electric heating is old-fashioned. From its unfashionable beginnings developing storage heaters, electric technology has been continually evolving and improving, with companies like Haverland boasting decades of experience in electric heating manufacture, creating cutting edge electric heaters that rival the energy efficiency of the most established heating solutions. And because electricity is a form of energy, not a type of fuel, it can be converted into heat in many different ways – creating a huge range of products in the electric heating category, from energy efficient infrared panels to budget convection heaters. But what are the innovations that make electric heating a modern heating solution to rival conventional central heating systems?
We’re always telling you that electrical energy is going to power the future. But what does that really mean? Is it inevitable? Will it be true for everyone, everywhere, regardless of country, climate or economy? And how soon? 200 years? 2 decades? Tomorrow? Read more to find out how electricity is an integral part of the move towards a 100% renewable energy economy.
Solar power is a renewable resource with the potential to transform the world energy market. But with journalists and politicians everywhere debating the economic viability of solar power, it can be difficult to know who to believe. Are we being misled by idealistic eco-warriors determined to go green no matter the cost? Or have we been hoodwinked into eco-scepticism by energy tycoons with a vested interest in our continued reliance on fossil fuels? Who can we believe? Who is right and who is wrong – and why is it so difficult for us to reach a consensus on what, you might think, should be a purely scientific question?
Following Monday’s investigation of what political parties are really promising for energy prices, here’s our breakdown of party promises for renewable energy! Where do the five major parties stand on renewable energy? What targets are Labour setting for decarbonisation? Where do the Conservatives stand on fracking? What are the Lib Dems’ plans for the coal industry? How will the Green Party use the Green Investment Bank? Where do UKIP stand on climate change? Find out now in our easy-read manifesto breakdown.