The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced a fast-track consulation on the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) subsidy for solar pv installations. For domestic solar installations (less than 4 kWp) a reduction from 43p to 21p is being proposed. This would reduce the return on investment from 8-10% to 4-5% and the pay-back period from … Continue Reading
We had a full house at our information evening on boilers and insulation last week. The packed agenda included the scary stuff about rising bills and rising global temperatures, then we had Dermot Barnes from Ecodomus talk about the ins and outs of new boilers and the different types of insulation. We talked about our … Continue Reading
Crowds flocked to the Methodist Garden Party on Saturday afternoon, 25 June 2011 where our 39 solar panels were on public display for the first time. All the traditional elements in a Garden Party were there, including cream teas and a brass band; and Alan Morton took the mic to tell a respectful audience how … Continue Reading
The Low Carbon Buying Group has been extended to cover new boilers. Boilers account for around 60% of the carbon emissions in a gas heated home. Their efficiency is rated on a scale A to G. If your boiler was fitted over 15 years ago then it could be a G-rated boiler, which is very … Continue Reading
In the UK, schools account for over 50% of carbon emissions by local authorities. So for our 40:20 campaign here in Haringey, the Council wants schools to cut their carbon emissions by 50% by 2015 – a very ambitious target. Schools have big budgets for energy – £100k a year for a secondary school, and … Continue Reading
Low Carbon Buying Group Launched – November 16th On 16th November 2010 we launched our Low Carbon Buying Group. This is a bulk-purchasing scheme which will bring lower prices on the more expensive energy-saving measures and on renewables. The first products to be included in the scheme are Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal installations. We are pleased … Continue Reading
Walt Patterson is a distinguished scientist who has been campaigning since the 70s for better management of energy by end-use technology (in, for example, buildings and vehicles) rather than by putting fuel producers in competition with each other. In a stimulating hour he described many ways in which energy could be better managed for climate security … Continue Reading
Muswell Hill Sustainability Group launched en10ergy limited, Muswell Hill’s first social enterprise dedicated to reducing carbon emissions in Muswell Hill and surrounding areas. Lynne Featherstone MP and Cllr Clare Kober attended and gave their very enthusiastic support. It was a good gathering. We had six stalls at the Launch. En10ergy had swathes of pennants above … Continue Reading
Muswell Hill now has an LCZ, a Low Carbon Zone! Read all about it and the Haringey Council partnership with Muswell Hill on the Low Carbon Zone page over on the right in the list of pages.
Muswell Hill Sustainability Group supports Haringey Council in successful bid to DECC for the Low Carbon Communities Fund.
Huge appreciation for Alan Morton and Dermot Barnes who put the bid together Muswell Hill in Haringey, London, has won up to £500,000 in a competition to become a blueprint for sustainable living. Muswell Hill is one of the first ten winning locations to benefit from a £10million fund as part of the Low Carbon … Continue Reading