It is the dream of many urban planners to remove all the cars clogging the city streets. Who wants fast-moving, loud, heavy chunks of steel polluting the air and endangering people crossing the street? Some cities, such as London, have implemented a congestion toll on any vehicles entering the city center. Now there is a new group in the United (more…)
A UK report says that nearly half of the electricity consumed by British businesses is wasted when employees are not at work.
In an analysis of more than 6,000 smart meters, British Gas found that 46 percent of electricity use occurs from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., when most businesses are typically closed. Common examples of (more…)
Amidst the flurry of bad news being broadcast out of the UK, as London riots rage across the city, there has been some good news on the alternative energy front as well.
Westmill Solar Farm, the UK’s largest solar farm, was connected to the national grid a couple of weeks (more…)
Government guarantee schemes and increasing electricity bills, combined with dwindling fossil fuel resources and the dire need for solutions to climate change make solar panels a compelling solution for the eco and budget conscious homeowner.
Not for the first time, the Prime Minister was happily promoting the irreconcilable. “By stepping up, showing leadership and competing with the world,” he announced last week, “the UK can prove that there need not be a tension between green and growth.”(1) (more…)
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) recently launched by the UK government has been met with mixed reactions.
The £860bn pound scheme is expected to increase green capital investment by £4.5bn by 2020 and will stimulate a new market in renewable heat. The number of industrial, commercial and public sector (more…)
Buying solar power in the UK has become literally as easy as pie since one of Britain’s largest supermarket chains announced it is selling panels from its stores and website.
It may seem like wind farms are a relatively new form of green technology, but they have actually been around for years—decades, even.