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Like many households in Britain, we have received leaflets through our door about fitting free PV (photovoltaic) solar panels, with free use of the generated electricity. This sounds too good to be true as even a small system can cost well over £10,000 so what is the deal? Is it a scam? How does it […]

Exhibition and Advice on Feed-In Tariffs and Renewable Heat Incentives Location: The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, off M4 in Swindon When: Saturday 16th July 2011 10.00am to 5pm Tickets are free in advance Find out about recent Government changes to tariffs, ratings etc. Many experts will be there including David Hilton and reps […]

Registration is now open for the big Ecobuild exhibition at London’s ExCeL. This is in Canary Wharf and is a very interesting place to visit. Dates are Tuesday 01 March to Thursday 03 March 2011. There are 1300 exhibitors, all sorts and sizes, since everyone does green certified materials and processes these days. This is […]

This major DIY building event has crept up on us a bit, recommended to get down there, usually quite interesting, and you can go to Lydiard House afterward (look it up on Google maps). Or central Swindon, or the Outlook Centre for some cheap clothes… or even the Steam museum. There are green DIY info […]

There is a series of talks at the British Council, Penang, Malaysia. The Lecture Series is organized by Global Leadership Consultants in collaboration with Asian Global Business, GeorgeTown College and HELP University College. They use the British Council, Penang rooms as they share the building. This talk on 18 March 2010 was about easy green […]

World’s biggest event for sustainable green building, DIY, architecture, and living. 2 – 4 March 2010 at Earls Court London. Ecobuild has: 100 free seminars 1000 suppliers’ stands Conference with famous people Speakers include Joan Ruddock, lots more Cityscape & Ecobuild Installer – for builders, DIY fans and developers Commentators at Ecobuild Arena Sponsored by […]

Interbuild 18-21 October 2009, NEC, Birmingham Big show for the construction industry – trade but of some interest to serious DIY people – you can get a free ticket by registering. Eco Modular Living have a special display – they recycle old buildings. This is the big deal now as only 1% of housing stock […]

02 Jun, 2009

UK Biomass subsidies

Posted by: Geoff Davis In: Energy|Government Schemes

Energy Department in UK awards generous subsidies to biomass – every megawatt produced at a biomass station will get 1.5 ROCs – renewable obligation certificates – which can be sold to energy polluters. Stations that also use CHP (combined heat and power) will get 2 ROCs. This is a 220% markup on the normal power […]


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