What is Earth Day?

Earth Day takes place each year on the 22nd of April. It is a global environmental movement with more than 192 nations taking part across the world, united with one goal in mind: to celebrate our earth and the environment.

The first Earth Day affected some major environmental polices in the United States, which led to the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency and paved the way for the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species acts to be introduced.

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Go Green Without Seeing Red

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  This week is Scottish Renewable Energy week. At the annual conference for Scottish Renewables today, Stuart Reid from HW Energy said he was urging consumers to swap their current boilers for newer technology. Boilers are beginning to get a bit of a reputation for not being energy efficient and given that most power companies are making the necessary changes to reduce their carbon footprints, it’s no surprise that we are now being urged to introduce new technology into our homes and workplaces. Continue reading “Go Green Without Seeing Red”

How long does a wind farm take to start ‘turning’ profits?

wind energyDue to the continuing effects of anthropogenic climate change, alternative energy resources have become increasingly more critical. Wind power has rightfully earned its place at the forefront of the collective discussion. One of the most important questions concerning wind power is its long term ability to effect change in the way we use energy. Equally important is whether economically that investment will pay off.

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Will the UK miss its 2020 renewable energy targets?

2020 targets

With less than a decade to go until the 2020 renewable energy targets are supposed to be reached, experts are warning that the United Kingdom will most likely fall short of its goals. A study compiled by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and released in June 2013 has reported that the UK is expected to fail to reach its renewable energy goals. These targets are reasonable, but they will most likely not be reached, given current energy consumption patterns. Continue reading “Will the UK miss its 2020 renewable energy targets?”