Renewable Energy News

Energy Savings Trust – “Increased Savings and Income from Solar PV Installations”

The Energy Saving Trust has revealed that the average combined savings and income made from households installing solar PV panels has increased by nearly £100. Previous data indicated that the average combined savings and income for households installing solar PV panels was around £540 per year; however, new figures show…

BBC Survey – a third of us are concerned about heating bills

A Third of Us Concerned about our Winter Heating Bill A new survey for BBC Radio 5 Live says that a third of people in the UK are concerned about paying for their heating bills this winter It found 25% of people had put up with “unacceptably cold” homes in…

Over a Third of Farmers Are Considering Investing in Renewables

A new study released by Barclays has found that one third of British farmers are planning on investing in renewables in the next two years. An overwhelming majority of farmers (82 percent) considering investing in renewables cited concerns over rising energy costs as their primary motivator for implementing renewables. Martin…

Eco Homes Open Day in Southampton

Southampton Sustainable Homes Open Weekend If you are interested in reducing your carbon footprint, living more sustainably or in what renewable technologies really look like, you might want to visit one of the sustainable homes open to the public in Southampton on the weekends of 15-16 and 22-23 September 2012….

SSE to Raise Gas & Electricity Prices

Energy firm SSE, which includes the local energy company Southern Electric, will increase its domestic gas and electricity prices by an average of 9% from 15 October. According to the BBC, the forthcoming increases mean that a customer with an average standard dual-fuel bill will pay an extra £102 for…

Renewable Energy News in Southampton

Low Carbon Heating for Social Housing A new £10 million scheme has opened, which is aimed at helping more people in social housing to move away from expensive old heating systems to more sustainable low carbon alternatives like biomass boilers, solar hot water panels and heat pumps. Registered providers of…