Renewable Energy News

New DECC solar strike price Is no shock to large-scale industry

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today confirmed the revised ?strike prices? for solar, onshore wind and offshore wind.  The strike price is the financial lever by which the Contracts for Difference (CfD) mechanism is operated, whereby the Government guarantees to pay generators the difference between wholesale…

Free yourself from soaring heating bills

New subsidy means you can now get paid generously for using renewable energy to heat your home Thanks to a brand new government subsidy, the Renewable Heat Incentive, your expensive heating bills can now be a thing of the past. Why NOW is the perfect time to think about a…

University of Chester to reduce carbon footprint with hydroelectric pumping station

The Government have pumped £1million into a project to restore the pumping station at Chester Weir into its role as a hydroelectric power station. The cash comes from the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Revolving Green Fund, which awards grants to higher education bodies to fund teaching and help…

Feed-in Tariff rates from 1st January 2014 for Solar PV

Good news, there is little change in the Feed-in Tariffs (the amount you get paid for generating renewable electricity) from the 1st January 2014. The Feed-in Tariff rates listed below will be fixed for all installations that take place between 1st January and 1st April 2014 for 20 years, payments…

How to compare biomass boilers

A buyer?s guide to comparing biomass boilers Like most people, you?ve probably never bought a biomass boiler before, so how do you know which make is best and what to look for? Just like buying a car, you want the best spec for the best value. When investing in a…

Feed-in Tariff NOT affected by Prime Minister’s green levies review

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today confirmed that mechanisms supporting renewable energy like FiT, ROC and CfD will not be affected by the green levies review announced last week by Prime Minister, David Cameron. Today?s confirmation came after the British Photovoltaic Association contacted DECC seeking clarification…

Woodfuel and the Rural Economy

Ever wondered where the woodfuel for pellet boilers will come from? The editor and founder of Woodfuel magazine Danielle Vickers, will explore the links between commercial woodfuel and the rural economy, the arguments for and against the harvesting of timber for woodfuel and how it affects the carbon balance at a discussion in Winchester. Tim Jackson,…

If you live in Kent, you stand to profit the most from Solar PV

Homes and businesses in Kent are fortunate enough to be situated in the area of highest solar irradiance in the UK – which means the biggest payouts from solar PV. Kent has the highest levels of solar irradiance in the UK, according to this map from the Met Office. You…

The Best Business Decision You’ll Ever Make: Install a Biomass Boiler

Biomass boilers are ideal commercial properties, because of the space required, the generous financial incentives for businesses, and the low carbon contributes to your green credentials. FACT: The Renewable Heat Incentive for commercial use of Biomass Boilers completely WIPES OUT your heating costs. This customer turned his energy bill into…

EnergyMyWay on BBC Radio Oxford

EnergyMyWay answer questions on renewable energy EnergyMyWay?s Jason Hobbins and James Eades were asked earlier today to appear on BBC Radio Oxford?s regular science feature talking about renewable energy.  Both Jason and James have worked in the renewable industry since 2008 and are experts on renewable technologies which help home…

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