Energy Saving Archives:

Welsh government criticised for going backwards with renewables

As the UK Government continues to support renewable energy with funds and Scotland plans to be 100% renewable by 2020, you would assume Britain is moving forward to eliminate the need for fossil fuels. But to go against this, the Welsh Government has been accused of going backwards after it was revealed there’s been a…

Scottish highlands to rely on biomass fuel as energy alternative

Community groups in Scotland are looking at how biomass can heat their homes, with the cost of energy rising. Groups in Wester Ross and Caithness see biomass as the perfect replacement for fossil fuels, and charity Highland Birchwoods will help the groups by supplying wood and estimating costs. Highlands Birch will help the groups come…

Lazy homeowners can’t be bothered with insulation

British energy supplier E.ON has said that 10% of UK homeowners can’t be bothered to insulate their properties. And because of this, they’ll be missing out on savings of around £390 a year, with poorly insulated walls and lofts. Research carried out by OnePoll surveyed 2,000 homeowners in August, and a number of reasons were…

Energy supplier’s profits fall after homes take energy saving measures

ScottishPower emerged from the first half of the year with reduced profits, amid rises in wholesale energy prices and the UK depression. The Glasgow-based company saw profits fall by 21% since the end of 2010 to £524 million. These results were released by its Spanish sister company Iberdrola. The bulk of this loss was in…