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Homes could pay £280 a year more for government’s renewable schemes by 2020

Households could be paying an extra £280 every year on their fuel bill for ‘green taxes’ by 2020. These renewable taxes would go towards financing the country’s pursuit of solar, wind and nuclear projects. The government’s pledge to be the greenest ever by cutting carbon emissions and installing renewable technology will hit ordinary people the…

Britain could generate 90 percent of energy through renewables

Renewable energy has received a new wave of optimism as a Positive Energy report suggests that the UK could be generating 90% of its energy through renewables by 2030. According to experts the report took into account all forms of energy, except nuclear. Renewables take energy from natural sources such as the sun and the…

Renewables skills gap to be filled with business funding

The UK Government have formed a partnership with businesses to launch a £1.2 million initiative to help fill the renewable energy skills gap. It’s this skill gap that experts believe could hinder Britain’s renewable energy targets for 2020 and 2050. Vince Cable, Business Secretary, announced that £580,000 would be awarded from the Growth and Innovation…

Scotland still on course for 100% renewables by 2020

The Scottish Government is confident the country will achieve its energy targets, despite a fall in renewables production last year. The government is keen to be using renewables to produce 100% of its energy use in 2020, even though it’s only 30% at the moment. It was in the wind and hydro sectors that renewable…

Changing weather conditions lower Scotland’s renewable energy output

Scotland has seen a drop in the rate of renewable energy produced from wind and hydro systems in the last year. A lower level of rainfall meant that hydro energy production fell by a third, and despite an increase in wind turbines, there was only a 6% rise in energy produced. The amount of oil…

Government renewable energy cuts would risk thousands of jobs

By April 2012, 10,000 jobs will have been created because of the government’s Feed-in tariff scheme (FITs). And another 50,000 people will be in jobs by 2015. But that’s only if the government keeps its current FITs rate and a review of renewable incentives will be made soon. This research was published by Solar Company…

Carbon levels will rise despite renewable agendas

In the next 25 years renewables will be the fastest growing source of power, but fossil fuels will remain the dominant force for providing energy. Despite governments all over the world aiming to cut down carbon emissions and promoting renewable energy, carbon will rise by 43%. This is according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA)…

British Gas to build renewable gas power plant

British Gas will take advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) by building a £5 million environmentally friendly power plant in Britain. The plant will produce renewable gas from commercial food waste, and is the first facility in the country that’ll benefit from the RHI scheme. The scheme is very similar to the feed-in tariff,…