The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) released a new set of figures for the Green Deal earlier this week. We’ve scoured through them, picked out the important bits and put together this easy-to-follow infographic. Read on to see how many people have signed up, which area of the country has seen the most success, and crucially how many installations have actually gone ahead.
As of 1st April 2005, any newly fitted gas-fired boiler in England or Wales must be a condensing boiler. Condensing boilers are modern and highly energy efficient. This article explains how they work and why they are so efficient, as well as how to go about getting funding to get your old boiler replaced.
Our friends at Moneysupermarket.com sent us over this little beauty recently. It’s an infographic that explains in detail how much carbon and money a typical home can save by making a few home improvements.
A surprising amount of water goes into producing some of the everyday things we consume, from T-shirts to chickens to car tyres. This infographic from Loch Ness Water Gardens reveals which products are the worst culprits, along with six handy tips to reduce your personal water footprint.
“I’m interested in getting my loft insulated. Is it really that effective at saving energy and money? What should I know before getting it done? Are there any government grants to help with the cost and what are my options?”
There are thousands of iPhone and Android apps out there to help you save energy in the home and on the road. Here’s five of our favourites (they’re all free!)
For some years now, companies such as ours have been offering free retro-fitting of cavity wall insulation as part of a government effort to reduce the country’s carbon emissions. Normally this is done by drilling a few small holes into the walls of a house and blowing rockwool insulation into the cavity. This can be done if the cavity is wider than 50mm. But what if your walls have narrow cavities? Is there an alternative? What is the minimum depth that you can have cavity wall insulation?
In this weeks global round-up of energy saving news we have wave power, wind power, solar powered bikes, non-slip bikes and food waste heroes. Enjoy!