We’ve talked about the governments climate change goals several times on this blog, with policies such as CERT, ECO and the Green Deal designed to reduce the energy consumption of our homes.
With such a seemingly eco-friendly government, many are surprised to learn that the government want to increase the number of cars on the roads.
The following article originally appeared on the excellent Carbon Brief website.
You can read the original version here.
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Bad news if you live in the city of London — new research suggests that you have the highest carbon footprint per person in the entire UK! The article below, courtesy of the Carbon Brief, tries to figure out why.
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The recent British heatwave has created a surge in demand for solar PV installations, according to this recent report. On a good day we are able to meet about 2% of the UK’s energy demand with solar power. Doesn’t sound too bad, until you realise that Germany are churning out a meaty 5%, and have big plans to generate 20% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
The in-depth article below is used with permission from The Carbon Brief. You can read the original version here.
Continue reading “The Energiewende: Renewable Energy In Germany”
Solar panels are great at lowering your energy bills and saving carbon. But are the environmental benefits worth it when you take into account how much energy goes into manufacturing them? The following guest article aims to answer this tricky question.
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