ANOTHER ONE of the Big Six energy companies has announced a price hike. EDF energy prices will rise by 3.9% on average. The company joins SSE, Scottish Power, British Gas and npower in hiking the retail price of energy in the past few weeks. As of writing, e-On is the only one of the Big Six that has not raised prices, but is likely to follow...
A SMALL energy company that generates electricity using wind turbines, solar farms and tidal energy says their company offers lower prices than the Big Six. Dale Vince from Ecotricity said his company can offer energy for £100 a year less than the Big Six because it invests customer’s bill money in renewable energy, rather than relying on fossil...
Britain is losing the global race on green growth, warns TUC “It’s time for the government to stop dithering and make a firm commitment towards reducing carbon emissions. THE TUC have released a statement outlining disappointment in the government’s failure to commit to a new carbon reduction target in the Energy Bill. Frances O’Grady, General...
BRITISH GAS has increased its prices by 9.2% above inflation, adding an average of £107 to annual duel-fuel bills. The prices will come into effect in November. uSwitch has said that Centrica, which owns British Gas, is effectively breaking a promise made to consumers, after “[suggesting] in May that it would use the extra profits it made last...
ALONGSIDE THE electronics industry there is a growing shadow industry to deal with its refuse. 2.5 million tons of electronics were discarded in the US alone in 2010. This haul represents what Paul Watson, CEO of Green Technology Solutions (GTSO) calls, “An incredible windfall of lithium, gold, neodymium, rare earths and other valuable materials...
AT THE EcoExperts we like to do more than just talk about how to make the world a greener place, we like to get our hands grubby! And so last week, a team from The EcoExperts swapped a day of working in the Kentish Town office for a day battling the elements in a local primary school’s allotment. The children at the school had a nice green area...
THE ECOEXPERTS team is celebrating after its parent company MVF was declared the fastest growing tech company of 2013 in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100. It managed to beat off stiff competition from the likes of Moshi Monsters (Mind Candy), Sky Scanner and Zoopla after recording a staggering 278% annual revenue growth over four years....
MAKING energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average - and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England - new research released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals. A lush green garden Most housing experts will agree that a well-kept garden can make the difference...
Working in an environmentally friendly building has many positive outcomes according to various academic and charity sources. Cutting down on air-con and instead opening windows can increase productivity by 11%. Doing something as simple as adding plants to an office or classroom can lead to a 38% increase in productivity, 45% creativity increase...
A DAIRY farm in Sheffield has installed solar panels in a bid to cut its bills and carbon footprint. The panels generate free electricity that the Whitefield Farm can use for everyday farming. The local enterprise processes milk and cream which it bottles and delivers to the surrounding area. The farm had 198 solar panels installed which will...