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Green Issues

Green Deal details announced

 Nov, 25 - 2011   Green Issues

Yesterday (24 November) UK Energy Secretary, Chris Huhne, published the consultation for the much anticipated Green Deal. The programme will launch next October with £14 billion of private sector investment promised over the next decade, including a new requirement on energy companies to provide £1.3 billion a year to help...


FiTs lobby on parliament, 22nd November

 Nov, 18 - 2011   Green Issues

The potential changes to the Feed in Tariff (FiTs) scheme have caused ripples within the building services industry. As part of the ‘Cut Don’t Kill’ campaign, the Solar Trade Association (STA), along with others in the sector, is taking a stand with a mass lobby on Government on November 22nd....


REA and STA comments on FiTs review

 Nov, 02 - 2011   Green Issues

Following the recent announcement of a consultation regarding the Feed in Tariffs, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and Solar Trade Association (STA) has predicted the following effects: The domestic, own-funded market, will slow with the ‘free’ domestic (i.e. rent a roof schemes) stopping completely. The new build domestic market will...


Free seminars for London-based construction SMEs

 Aug, 03 - 2011   Green Issues

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) working in the construction sector have a vital role to play in helping the UK achieve its target of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 80%, by 2050. To help SMEs take advantage of the market opportunities created by this situation, the Institute for Sustainability is...


Results of Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) review announced

 Jun, 09 - 2011   Green Issues

Today (9th July) the Government has announced the new Feed in Tariff (FiTs) levels for large scale solar and anaerobic digestion. The new tariff levels will be introduced with affect of the 1st of August. SOLAR PV: >50 kW – ≤ 150 kW Total Installed Capacity (TIC) – 19.0p/ kWh...


Green Deal won’t rip off customers

 Jun, 03 - 2011   Green Issues

Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker, has set out plans to ensure the Green Deal won’t rip off consumers. The Green Deal is the government’s flagship energy saving plan to transform the country’s homes to make them warmer and cheaper to run. From next year, people will be able to access...


Ecobuild seminar: The renewables market – growing in a downturn

 Mar, 04 - 2011   Green Issues

Ecobuild, 01 March, 12.15 – 13.15: Mark Krull from Logic4training and Kelly Butler from BEAMA explained the growing renewables market, as part of the Installer Business seminars at Ecobuild. Kelly covered the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) and Green Deal, explaining the benefits to consumers and why...


Climate change advisors urge UK to prepare for change

 Sep, 17 - 2010   Green Issues

Whilst reading the BBC news website I came across this article written by Richard Black – Environment correspondent, BBC News- advising the UK to prepare for climate change and thought it quite interesting. The UK needs to prepare itself quickly to deal with the impacts of climate change, government advisers warn....


Some Good News for the South American Rain Forest

 Aug, 13 - 2010   Green Issues

Green Oil Can there ever be such a thing? Apparently So… I found this article in the Independent which interested me and thought it might interest others too as it is some good news for once. The damage that we have caused or let be caused to the rain forests over the...