Energy efficiency is a win, win, win!

A few years ago we saw the collapse of the Green Deal programme. This was designed to increase the uptake of the installation of a range of energy efficiency measures. It failed primarily due to the overly high interest rate on repayment. This flaw was spotted by many critics from the start. The Green Deal […]

Theresa May’s constituents demand real action on energy and climate change

Theresa May is continuing David Cameron’s legacy of inaction on energy and climate change. Any movement on climate change has gone into complete reverse over the last few years with the Government reducing or removing support for renewable technologies such as wind and solar power and removing schemes to improve energy efficiency, whilst at the […]

Is Solar PV right for you?

You may have been chewing over the idea of having solar PV panels installed, but don’t want to approach any particular company in case you get badgered with endless subsequent sales calls. Or maybe you’re worried about high pressure selling? Despite recent Government cuts to solar PV Feed In Tariffs (FITs) solar PV can still […]

Birchcliffe Centre and Hebden Bridge Hostel – Renewable Energy Feasibility Study

In 2015, Dr Vicki Shaw & Associates Limited were commissioned by Pennine Heritage Limited to help the charity reduce energy costs at the Birchcliffe Centre and Hebden Bridge Hostel and explore alternative ways of heating the buildings and supplying electricity for use onsite. A feasibility study was undertaken with the aims of suggesting ways in […]

Launch of Zero Carbon Yorkshire

Leeds, 27th February 2016. I enjoy attending these kinds of conferences. There are always a good number of like-minded people and lots of positive conversation. The aim of Zero Carbon Yorkshire (ZCY) is to bring together a cross-section of the Yorkshire community who have an interest in or are connected with projects and initiatives related […]