Tidal Energy: All You Need to Know

Tidal Energy: All You Need to Know

Tidal energy is one of the most recent forms of generating sustainable energy and is a way in which power is being generated for thousands of homes in the UK.

Marine currents (or waves) are naturally occurring in our oceans and considering that we live on what is essentially a huge island, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be using tidal energy.

But how is the power generated and how can your home benefit from using this kind of electricity?

We share everything you need to know about tidal power:

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apps for home energy usage

7 Great iPhone Apps to Help You Manage Your Home Energy Usage

Have you always been curious about your home energy usage, but have never been able to work out exactly how much you’re wasting?

Thankfully there are a number of versatile apps available on the iPhone that will provide you with precise and informative readings of all your households’ energy outgoings and will give you the opportunity to save more money than ever before on your energy costs!

Here are some of our favourite iPhone apps for managing usage:

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How do wind turbines work?

How do Wind Turbines Work?

The large wind turbines that you may see when you look out into to the countryside aren’t just there to cause an eyesore – they’re responsible for making approximately 44.2% of the UK’s total power capacity installations.

Wind energy is renewable and good for the environment, meaning that the resource in which electricity is generated will never run out – unlike when we’re burning fossil fuels.

Most modern wind turbines have three blades and turn anti-clockwise. Typically, they’re computer controlled in order to keep the turbine facing the way in which the wind is being directed.

We share how wind turbines actually work and why they are a great source of energy for your home:

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How to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Home

How to Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Home

Carbon monoxide, also known simply as CO, is a toxic gas and can be harmful with devastating effects; especially when inhaled by young children.

When one of the most dangerous gases than can be produced leak within a home environment, it’s odourless, colourless and invisible properties can spark disaster and emergency.

Here’s all you need to know about CO and how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in the home:

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The Reasons For Having Solar Panels Installed On Your Home

Given the costs associated with installing solar panels as well as the maintenance costs, many homeowners are still dubious as to whether investing in renewable energy is a viable investment in the long term.

Of course, we have heard the numerous reasons as to why people should switch from fossil fuel-based power to green energy, as it helps preserve the remaining natural resources left in the world. However, as homeowners, what are the benefits of using solar panels?

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Is Solar Energy A Good Investment For My Business?

Is Solar Energy a Good Investment For My Business?

It’ll come as no surprise that businesses have been using solar energy for years and although we all know of the environmental benefits it can provide your commercial property with, there are many financial positives that factor into using solar energy as a business investment.

The use of solar panels and PV energy to produce electricity offers you the chance to cut your electricity bills whilst getting peace of mind that you’re not contributing to the huge volume of greenhouse gases that are damaging our planet.

We share how investing in solar panels and PV can be a great investment for your business, along with what it takes for your business to see a decent financial return:

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What is biomass energy and biomass fuels

Everything You Need to Know About Biomass Energy

Biomass energy is a method in which you can burn organic materials to produce power. This power can be converted into gas or electricity – the type of power that almost every homeowner in the UK depends on.

The way in which biomass energy is created can be a complicated and lengthy process, but there are many different biomass plants all over the country that are supplying energy to homes and businesses.

We share everything you need to know about biomass energy and how it can impact your energy consumption:

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How do Solar Panels Work?

How do Solar Panels Work?

We use electricity almost constantly throughout the day, which is why it is important for us to find renewable sources.

Burning fossil fuels in order to produce electricity is an unsustainable and unproductive method; not to mention the many environmental issues that can be damaging to the entire planet when greenhouse gases are emitted.

Solar panels are a great way to provide a constant, reliable stream of energy – the best thing about them? They’re free after they have been installed (and you can even make money from them!). But what exactly are they?

We share the secret on how solar panels work:

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How to read energy rating levels

How to Read Energy Rating Labels

A common sight in appliance stores and showrooms all over the country, there’s no denying than an energy rating label plays an important role when running an energy efficient home.

Choosing efficient appliances can not only help you to reduce emissions from greenhouse gases but also enables you to enjoy cheaper energy bills.

Fridges, freezers, washing machine and dishwashers are some of the biggest energy-drainers in your home and it’s beneficial for them to be as energy efficient as possible, but how do you read the labels?

We share our run-down on how to read energy rating labels and what they actually mean:

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Top 7 Reasons Why Home Renovations Are in Such High Demand

Today, more than ever before, builders are in high demand because of the sheer number of home renovations in the UK. There was a time when new builds kept construction companies too busy to deal with renovations, but with the current trend, it is all they can do to handle the requests pouring in from homeowners for anything from remodelling jobs to total renovations. Whether you are a builder or a homeowner looking to have your home renovated, it is interesting to note the top 7 reasons why home renovations are in such high demand.

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What You Probably Never Knew about Carbon Reserves – Now You Wish You Didn’t

Households in the UK and elsewhere around the world are being asked by their respective governments to reduce carbon emissions but those same governments continue to back the top 200 companies that hold more carbon reserves than can ever be safely burned. According to a report by the BBC quoting University College London academics, it would be virtually impossible to meet goals in lowering carbon emissions if that oil, coal and gas were burned – EVER!

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Scottish Wind Farm Scandal – Why Are They Getting Paid Not to Produce?

The latest controversy in the energy sector has a great number of English energy customers in and uproar over the amount of money being paid to Scottish wind farms for energy they are not producing. Not only are they getting paid for energy they are not producing but it is widely held that the Scottish government is asking them to withhold producing electricity, knowing that the money is coming directly from English consumers.

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