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Choosing a biomass boiler – Top 5 things you need to know

For all the eco-friendly, self-sustaining folks out there, biomass boilers are becoming a must-have household item. A good quality biomass boiler is compact, automated and is very close to a fossil fuel system. This means it is better for the environment with a nearly zero net carbon footprint and they can offer lower running costs.

How to buy and install a biomass boiler

A biomass boiler is one of the eligible heating systems for the new Renewable Heat Incentive, an initiative recently released by the government where homeowners are paid back for installing renewable heating systems in their homes. Buying and installing a biomass boiler can be confusing and it is important that you choose the right one […]

A Biomass Perspective on the RHI

The long awaited domestic part of the Renewable Heat Incentive has finally launched in the UK and with it comes a multitude of opportunities for homeowners to gain sustainable technology for their home as well as financial reward. One such sustainable system is biomass boilers and this blog is focused on looking in detail at […]

Is it time to get a wood-burning stove?

With the price of fuel going up and up and looming winter bills, it is no surprise that families are looking to alternative ways to heat their homes. The idea of a wood-burning stove conjures up magical ideas of cosy, warm cottages, yet now many homes are turning to this alternative solution. Is a wood […]

Green Gas Certification Scheme; will it affect the future

You have to give associations in the UK a break when it comes to trying to create schemes to help with energy efficiency and renewable energy. There are many different schemes available to homeowners and now the UK’s Renewable Energy Association has established the Green Gas Certification Scheme, launched at the beginning of the year. […]

Your Renewable Heat Incentive questions answered

The domestic element of the Renewable Heat Incentive is to be introduced in Spring 2014 and along with this comes a lot of questions from homeowners. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government initiative that is designed to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies in UK homes, communities and businesses. The government has […]

Eco-friendly products for the home

These days, we’re all responsible for doing our bit for the environment. Whether that’s taking the bus instead of the car to work, recycling our household waste or just turning off appliances that aren’t in use, we call all make a difference to the carbon footprint.

A guide to energy efficient boilers

Scottish Power are the latest of the big energy companies to announce a hike in costs, with the BBC reporting that the supplier will be increasing its prices by 8.6% as of December 2013.

Power by the People

The UK government has in recent years adopted an ambitious 80 per cent reduction target in CO2 emissions by the year 2050 in an effort to combat climate change. These emissions are mainly associated with the domestic sector and produced by electricity and heat generation in people’s homes.These account for 27 per cent of all […]

Choosing a Wood-Fuelled Heating Option

As we continue to look for different ways in which to create energy within our homes, wood-fuelled heating systems have become a sustainable, cost-effective source. Whether you choose a stove that heats a single room or a boiler to heat water and the rest of the house, you could be saving a lot of money […]

Multi-fuel Burning Stoves – A good option?

It may come as a bit of a surprise but these days burning wood or solid fuel is considered to be a very environmentally friendly way of supplementing the heating for a property. It wasn’t that long ago that this was frowned upon but now it is acceptable and even encouraged in some areas. In […]

Is Large Scale Biomass Energy a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Biomass energy means energy generated from burning living or recently living organisms such as wood, as opposed to fossilised organisms (also known as fossil fuels). The energy production process is just the same as with a coal or oil fired power station. Biomass fuel is burned to heat water which creates steam which turns turbines […]

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas

Under the EU Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC) the UK is obliged to meet tough targets for reducing the amount of biodegradable waste which we send to landfill sites. Biodegradable waste means such things as food waste, garden waste, paper/card etc, basically more or less anything produced from an animal or plant. Based on 1995 figures, we […]

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