Diesel cars should be quaking in their boots given the latest headlines about their connection to air pollution. Shockingly, London has not only breached its legal air pollution limit for 2017 just five days into the year, but scientists are also linking the main culprit traffic, and specifically diesel traffic, to 1 in 10 cases of dementia. Are...
Solar panels in Scotland The Scottish government has created several schemes in the last few years to try to increase solar panel technology uptake throughout the country. The developing sophistication in renewable energy technology alongside these government initiatives has seen a rise in households adopting green energy systems. Solar...
With another cut to the feed-in tariff due on August 1, our advice is move now. You have until then to benefit from a 21pkW rate – and a possible 10% ROI – for 25 years. On August 1st 2012 the solar PV feed-in tariff will drop once again, from 21pkW to 16pkW. This 23% drop represents a deadline: although after the deadline you’ll still be able to...
We interview Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association, about the feed-in tariffs, The Green Deal and the future of the UK solar industry. Another influential character we met at Ecobuild is Paul Barwell, CEO of the Solar Trade Association, an organisation founded in 1978 to represent solar companies. The Solar Trade Association negotiates...
The Eco Experts interview Colin McNaught, Head of Knowledge at AEA – one of the world’s leading sustainability consultancies – who have just delivered the first full Assessment Report of the UK solar PV market. Commissioned by the British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA), AEA recently completed the first comprehensive report on the UK solar PV...
The Eco Experts’ quick summary of our time at Ecobuild 2012. Ecobuild took place on the 20th – 22nd March at London ExCeL Centre. Around 70,000 people are thought to have attended over the three days. Stand N2272 – Wish you were here! We return from Ecobuild having made new contacts across the sustainability industry. The Eco Experts pink bar was...
The Supreme Court has just kicked out the appeal made by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The Government's actions over the feed-in tariffs (FITs) has been judged as unlawful for the third time. More below: News just in --> Government overruled for a third time One day after Ecobuild - the world's biggest green technology...
The Government’s Energy Minister, Greg Barker’s written response to Caroline Lucas claims the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) estimated that appealing the feed in tariffs would save consumers £1.5bn. Solar boom despite the feed in tariffs confusion The Government has not been very forthcoming over the past few months while the feed...
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced the Government’s plan to appeal the two earlier court rulings that deemed its cuts to the feed in tariffs (FITs) unlawful. Try, try, try again... In December, an alliance of solar companies Solarcentury and HomeSun, and environmental group Friends of the Earth won the first case...
What is the Green Deal? The Green Deal initiative, to be launched by the government later this year, is designed to make buildings across the country more energy efficient. This large scale project is intended to enable energy saving measures to be installed into properties (both residential and commercial) without the necessity for paying the...