The business case for adopting a ‘closed loop’ approach was previously easy to ignore. But rising commodity prices, expensive energy and increasing landfill costs have done much to push circular economy thinking into the boardroom. And the ‘Dame celebre’ of sailing, Ellen MacArthur, believes she can help it happen faster.
Wave energy could provide over 10 per cent of the UK’s electricity needs, and we’re closer than ever to turning this potential into reality. But we need a more intelligent approach to make sure this happens.
After eight years of heartache, we have finally decided to decommission our Hertz pellet boiler because of all the problems that have befallen it. So, if you are a business considering investing in a biomass boiler using the Renewable Heat Incentive, here’s 10 things you should consider about yourpellet boiler before you buy it (and your installer won’t tell you about).
As debate around the latest incarnation of the controversial Severn Barrage scheme rumbles on, an alternative vision for renewable energy in the Bristol Channel promises comparable amounts of power, less environmental damage and better long-term economic prospects. So is it time for a rethink?
The Green Investment Bank has been set up to address green infrastructure “market failures”, but is it not just doing the same as other banks are already doing?
The amount of plastic bottles and cans generated globally that ends up in landfill is estimated to be around 340 billion. But all around the world, people are finding innovative ways to turn them into eco-friendly solutions.
Inspiring, green and innovative: why I came away impressed by RegenSW’s Renewable Energy Marketplace
What do an electric four-wheel vehicle you can peddle, unobtrusive secondary glazing and a bit of brass piping that makes it less expensive to run a combi boiler have in common? They all originate from the southwest and they were all being showcased at RegenSW’s Renewable Energy Marketplace (REM) this week.
Businesses can now implement energy efficiency improvements without having to pay the full cost of these measures up-front under the Green Deal. But the Green Deal is not the only option available.
We are facing a water crisis and our energy security is being compromised. Meanwhile, our utility companies are hiking up their prices. So what can we do about it?
The Green Deal is a way of borrowing money to improve the energy efficiency of your home or commercial property and paying it back out of the savings in energy bills that result. So is it worth it?