Tagged with 'renewableenergy'

What is the most popular source of energy in the UK?

The future of Britain's energy production has been a central political focus for years, and as EU deadlines approach there's more hype than ever surrounding various renewable sources which are to make up the UK's future 'energy mix'. We've heard from academics, politicians, environmentalists and businesses, but what do the general public think? A new survey has revealed just that.

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With a push the UK could be powered by 90% renewables by 2030...

For a while now we've heard experts saying that the technology IS available for us to almost completely switch to a low-carbon state in a matter of years, so why isn't it happening? The UN's climate change panel have added additional pressure to the situation week, concluding that if we don't switch to renewable sources soon we're going to have some serious problems not to far down the line. So what can the UK do and why isn't it doing it?

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Is the UK just too reliant on foreign fuel imports?

Foreign fuel imports currently dominate Britain's electricity market. Data recently publicised by Good Energy show that the UK imported over 60% of the fuel it used to generate energy in 2012, which was an increase of 11% on the 2011 figure. Is this healthy? What can the UK to do curb its reliance on imports?

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Eight Renewable Energy Projects Receive Government Support

Today it was announced that five offshore wind farms and three biomass plants in the UK would receive Government funding. Collectively the eight developments could provide millions of homes with clean energy, but there is a worry they could lead to a short term increase in energy bills. Should we be celebrating or should we really be concerned...?

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Does the UK have a poor attitude toward wind farms?

The European Wind Energy Association have recently accused Britain's attitude toward wind power as being "negative". The leading green energy body fired out the criticism earlier this week from Brussels, in a comment which is likely to be an unofficial response to the Tory idea of a placing a cap on the number of wind farms. So what do Britain's wind prospects look like in the long term?

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Are the Tories planning to limit onshore wind farms?

There's a Conservative plan to limit the number of onshore wind farms in the UK which engineers are warning could have a severely negative impact on energy bills. The warning comes from some of the top engineers in the country, but what are their warnings based on and should we be concerned?

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Is George Osborne killing the UK's renewable energy plans?

Something happened during the 2014 Budget speech which not many environmentalists or journalists picked up on. In a relatively stealthy manoeuvre he managed to completely abolish a tax break which attracts private investment to the renewable energy sector, in one fatal but quiet blow, eliminating the so allegedly so-called 'green crap' which Cameron has been railing against ever since the big six bumped up their energy prices and complained about green levies. But what is this tax break, why was it killed of quietly, and what it mean for Britain's energy future?

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2014 Budget - Could cutting carbon tax reduce household bills?

George Osborne is set to release details of the 2014 budget tomorrow, and with a lot of focus lately on the energy market and rising energy bills, many will be intrigued to see how the Government choose to handle it. It's been widely predicted that he will announce a halt to increases in carbon tax for industry, and consumer groups have said this could lower household energy bills by £50 over the next few years - but is this the right move?

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