Energy and Climate Change

Government places heat pump grants at centre of Heat and Buildings Strategy

By |2021-11-06T12:43:55+00:00November 12th, 2021|News, Power Generation|

The government is to offer grants of £5,000 for the installation of heat pumps from April 2022 as part of a new £450 million scheme to upgrade domestic heating infrastructure. The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is one of the headline commitments outlined in the Heat and Buildings Strategy, published today (19 October 2021) which also detailed

Family’s green investment avoids gas price increases – and they don’t need to queue for petrol either

By |2021-11-06T12:37:39+00:00November 11th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The Bunyan family invested in a renewable energy system to run their house and car The Bunyan family could be one of the greenest families in the land after installing high-tech kit to help them store energy from sunshine. The recent increase in gas prices has not affected them and they have not been queuing

Solar panels could add nearly £2,000 to house prices

By |2021-11-06T12:35:17+00:00November 10th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Installing solar panels could add around £1,800 to house prices, according to a new survey from Solar Energy UK. This is nearly half of the up-front cost of installation, making solar an increasingly appealing financial option. In addition to this boon to the sale price, solar could generate an annual running cost saving of nearly

World’s longest subsea interconnector begins operation

By |2021-11-06T12:29:44+00:00November 9th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

The world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector, the North Sea Link, has started operation. Connecting Blyth in Northumberland and the Norwegian village of Kvilldal, near Stavanger, the £1.37 billion (€1.6 billion) interconnector has been developed as a joint venture by National Grid and Norwegian operator Statnett. The 450-mile cable started operating on Friday 1 October, with

The Apocalypse Will Not Be Slow

By |2021-11-06T12:24:06+00:00November 9th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News|

All of us are in a new world, and we’d better get used to it. Admittedly, I hadn’t been there for 46 years, but old friends of mine still live (or at least lived) in the town of Greenville, Calif., and now… well, it’s more or less gone, though they survived. The Dixie Fire, one

First Project Prometheus solar installation officially opened

By |2021-11-06T12:21:57+00:00November 8th, 2021|News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The British Army’s first Project Prometheus solar farm has been officially opened by the minister for defence procurement, Jeremy Quin. The 2.3MW site based at The Defence School of Transport (DST), Leconfield, was installed earlier this year and is the first of four pilot sites to open. It has been developed by Centrica, and is

Getting to Know Bulb: The Next Generation Energy Supplier

By |2021-11-08T12:26:20+00:00November 8th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, Opinion, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Getting to Know Bulb: The Next Generation Energy Supplier You’re here because you believe in a better approach to energy. Perhaps you’re an Electric Vehicle user who wants to charge their car more sustainably. Maybe you generate your own energy via PV solar panels and want a supplier that will give you a good rate

Want to beat rising energy prices… could you live off-grid?

By |2021-11-08T12:06:36+00:00November 7th, 2021|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Our Uncertain Future, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

It sounds radical but 150,000 people Britons have already cut the cord and become self-sufficient As energy bills soar and Britain braces itself for a winter of discontent, there is one family who aren’t worried. Matthew and Charis Watkinson, and their children Elsa and Billy, have managed to evade the national energy crisis by becoming

The UK’s petrol crisis is just a taste of a more jittery, uncertain future

By |2021-11-08T12:09:42+00:00November 6th, 2021|Blog, Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Our Uncertain Future, Prepping and Collapse|

The shortage of tanker drivers has sparked a run on the pumps – and the only question now is what we’ll run out of next On Saturday, a friend who spends most weekends trekking halfway across the country to check up on her increasingly frail parents spent an anxious morning scouring empty garages for petrol.

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