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Big push on solar in 2015

Who benefits from green solar or wind energy the most? Apart from the obvious that all of us depend on the future of green energy, to answer this question, it’s best to look at the whole picture. Traditional fuels such as gas and oil have made a number of counties a lot of money. Fossil fuels prove to be the most powerful, reliable, and least expensive, especially now when the cost of fuel has gone down exponentially. Continue reading Big push on solar in 2015

Using renewable energy to power your office

We can learn a lot from some of the big corporations in the world, when it comes to being more eco-friendly. For instance a company such as Google is on a mission to power their entire company using only renewable energy. This is something we should all be striving for, not only to save ourselves a lot of money in the process but to also cut down on the amount of natural resources we use on a daily basis. Continue reading Using renewable energy to power your office

Top tips to minimise your energy bill

The Telegraph revealed that reports by industry regulator Ofgem indicated that “utility bills have risen on average £300 over the past three years. This is an increase of nearly 30% in three years, or 10% a year.” The article went on to say that “gas and electricity bills will rise £95 over the next 12 months for a standard tariff, dual fuel customer based on a current average annual bill of £1,420 per year.” With wages rising by a measly 1.4% per year, rising fuels bills only add to the disproportionate cost of living. With tips on how to reduce the escalating costs of energy hitting the headlines daily, The Guardian reported that it’s the climate change policies that will help to make energy more affordable. Energy and climate secretary Ed Davey was quoted saying, “energy-saving policies, better gas boilers, tighter building regulations, the coalition’s green deal loan scheme and smart meters could save householders around £166 a year by 2020.” Continue reading Top tips to minimise your energy bill

Should I get a tankless water heater?

Do you hate taking cold showers? Many households suffer from not enough hot water for various reasons. Perhaps you have quite a few people living under one roof, or someone in your household loves to take extremely long showers. Or maybe running your dishwasher or washing machine right before you take a shower drains the water heater. Many people consider installing a tankless water heater as a solution to the problem. Continue reading Should I get a tankless water heater?

Green energy on a budget

Do you find green energy systems too expensive? If you cannot afford to invest in a green energy system, you should look into reducing your energy consumption so you can power your home with a smaller system. Upgrade your appliances with energy-efficient ones and replace your light bulbs too. You could even replace your light bulbs with solar tubes to use natural sunlight instead of electricity. Do your best to shut off the appliances you do not need and turn the lights off when you exit a room. Improving the insulation of your meeting planning company by adding an additional layer or replacing your current insulation should also help you save a lot on heating. Get a power monitor to keep track of how much power you use in every room of your house.    Continue reading Green energy on a budget

How have attitudes towards sustainability evolved recently?

At various levels of intensity over the past twenty years there have been calls for different “green technologies” to become more significant part of our lives. There has undoubtedly been a huge shift in environmental attitudes following the large evidence indicating the human impacts on global warming. These changes have seen the advent of various production methods of green or renewable energy sources, as well as evolutions in the way buildings are built and even the materials that are used. Continue reading How have attitudes towards sustainability evolved recently?