When it comes to renewable energy in Cumbria and the rest of the UK, solar panels represent a brilliant opportunity to help create a more sustainable and future-proofed economy, but from next month (October) households will likely spend more time mulling over whether such installations are cost-effective for them or not. Why? Because the government has plans to push through … [Read more...] about Petition To Scrap VAT Hikes On Solar Panels Passes 17,000
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Renewable energy in Cumbria appeared unaffected by blackouts that affected England and parts of Wales, but it is still unclear what caused them. The Government has launched its own inquiry into the blackouts that occurred on Friday 9 August that affected large parts of London, Newcastle and other parts of the country, and expects the outcome of this to be reported in coming … [Read more...] about Are We At Risk Of More Blackouts?
There’s a growing awareness that we should all be doing more to help the environment. Living more sustainably is much easier if you have homes that are geared up for doing so. A recent article in Planning & Building Control Today highlighted some of the top ways in which developers or self-builders could transform properties into eco homes. Even if you’re not building … [Read more...] about How Can You Make New Homes More Sustainable?
The biggest energy companies in the UK have withheld their support for more ambitious emissions cuts in the EU, failing to support plans to reduce emissions to net zero by the year 2050 - despite publicly backing the plans. According to the Guardian, Centrica (owner of British Gas), BP and Royal Dutch Shell all publicly said they would support more ambitious emissions cuts, … [Read more...] about Big Energy Companies Withhold Support For EU Emissions Targets
Businesses in the UK have been advised to start making the shift towards being carbon neutral now, rather than waiting until they are forced by legislation. Speaking at the BusinessGreen’s Leader’ Briefing on Net Zero Transport, chief executive of the Climate Change Committee (CCC) Chris Stark urged businesses to “take a leap” towards decarbonisation. He stressed that … [Read more...] about Businesses Urged To Start Moving Towards Low Carbon Now