Green Energy

02 July

Government's Green Deal scheme under fire for over-focus on boilers

Green Energy PlugThe Government's Green Deal scheme has come under fire once again: this time due to it allegedly being overly focussed on boilers. Figures have emerged revealing most take up on the initiative has been to receive cashback on the installation of a new boiler system. In total, 974 cashback vouchers have been claimed under the ...

25 June

New report suggests only two homes have taken up a Green Deal loan

PlugThe Government's Green Deal has received a further blow as new figures reveal the actual uptake of loans on the scheme  is as little as ten households. Many of the UK's energy providers are a part of the scheme which offers customers the opportunity to take out a loan on things such as replacement boilers ...

05 June

Homeowners near wind farms could receive 20% reduction on energy bills

Green Energy - Turbines WindmillsA reduction of up to 20% on people living near wind farms energy bills is set to be part of a number of proposals by the Government it has emerged. A report in the Financial Times has hinted the idea will be part of energy secretary, Ed Davey's, plan to offer a number of discounts ...

24 May

BT announces deal with npower to use 100% renewable energy power

Green Energy - Turbines WindmillsIn a significant move to make itself greener BT has announced a deal with UK energy provider npower to receive 100% of its power in the form of renewable energy. As part of the telecommunications giant's Better Future strategy, the move is set to make it one of the biggest companies in the world to ...

27 December

DECC report: UK well on the way to hitting 2020 green energy targets

House inside a lightbulbA new Government report has suggested that Britain is well on the way to hitting its 2020 green energy targets. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Renewable Energy Roadmap report said low-carbon electricity generation had increased by more than a quarter over the past year up to June 2012. The report claimed that ...

03 December

Energy Bill aims at a greener future but will cost the consumer

Green Energy PlugThe Energy Bill has finally been unveiled; featuring a number of environmentally-friendly objectives. However, some environmental groups have criticised the use of a push for green energy as an excuse for increased household bills. As previously expected, the bill also outlined that energy firms would be allowed to stick a green levy on domestic energy ...

26 November

'Green' push means higher energy bills for the consumer

Blue flames of gasEnergy consumers will see their bills rise by as much as £110 a year by 2020 as the Government pushes for greater use of green energy. The higher costs are a result of the Government committing £7.6 billion to green power as part of its Energy Bill which is set to be officially revealed this ...

05 September

Green energy suppliers score well on FiT customer satisfaction survey

House inside a lightbulbGreen energy suppliers, Ecotricity, Green Energy and Good Energy have received "excellent" ratings amongst the majority of their customers in a customer satisfaction survey of their Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) services, conducted by YouGen. The levels of satisfaction amongst people who generated their own electricity displayed towards their FiT service varied significantly. This was evidenced in the ...

09 August

Investment needed for UK to acheive green energy target, Davey claims

Electrical output and cover plateEnergy secretary Ed Davey has claimed that £110 billion must be invested into the green energy economy if the country is to meet its 2020 green energy target. However, Davey also stated: "existing players don't have the cash to achieve the UK targets so the UK needs to attract big foreign investors." In a bid ...

06 August

Viridor to provide Glasgow homes with renewable energy

Yellow flameRenewable energy and waste disposal company Viridor has signed a green energy deal with Glasgow City Council that will see it provide homes and public buildings in the city with energy, via a new recycling plant. Scotsman.com has stated that Viridor will go ahead with plans to build the new plant in Polmadie, Glasgow - ...