Sustainable BBQ

Research shows that a typical summer BBQ for four people releases more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than an 80-mile car journey, due to the food and fuel. BBQs are a summer staple, but have you ever thought about how you can make yours more sustainable? Here are things to consider around choosing fuel, how to burn, reducing waste, food options and fire safety. If […]

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Solar Panels

Solar panels

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels create electricity from the sun that can power household appliances and lighting. PV requires daylight – not necessarily direct sunlight – to generate energy. How it works Solar panels are typically attached to the roof of a home, although they can be integrated into the roof instead. When light shines on […]

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Solar Thermal

Solar thermal

Solar water heating systems use heat energy from the sun to work alongside your conventional water heater. The technology is well developed and an effective means of using solar energy in the UK. How it works There are two main types of commercially available systems: Flat plate collectors. These have an absorber plate with a […]

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Biomass heating systems burn organic matter, such as wood, to create energy. Several types of systems can be found in homes, some of which provide heat to a single room and others power central heating and hot water boilers. How it works Domestic biomass heating systems typically burn wood pellets, chips or logs to provide […]

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Wind Turbines

Wind turbines generate electricity from wind. Aerodynamic blades are turned through the force of wind, driving a rotor that creates electricity. The stronger the wind, the more electricity is generated. How it works Wind turbines use large blades to catch wind. When the wind blows, the blades rotate causing direct current (DC) electricity to be […]

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