Information about Green Energy
GreenMatch provides information about Green Energy. Under our products, we have solar energy, boilers and heat pumps. You can find more about how these technologies work, their advantages and disadvantages, the different types available on the market and so on. If interested on getting further and customised assistance on one or many of these products, you are welcome to fill in the form on the right and submit it to receive up to 4 free quotes from our specialised suppliers. This is totally free and with no obligation.
Additionally, you can find out about the different grants available in the UK for renewable sources of energy. You can read about the RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive), The Green Deal, Feed-in Tariff, Energy Performance Certificate, Energy Company Obligation, and other grants or incentives that will be introduced in the future. Keep in mind that grants make it easier and more financially convenient to invest in renewable energy. It is important though, to have a clear idea of the available incentives and the requirements to be eligible for each of them.
We are constantly updating our blog, where you can read fresh content about the different types of renewable sources of energy, the grants, and also some news related to green energy and the environment.
The Rise of Renewables
Solar, wind and bioenergy have shown great results last year, according to the latest government report. In fact, renewable sources of energy have made a new record of 19.2 per cent of UK electricity last year, which is more than the electricity generated by nuclear power. Total renewable capacity rose 4.5GW from 2013 to 2014, when it totalled 24.2GW. Nuclear power, on the other hand, dropped by 0.6 per cent, accounting for 19 per cent of UK’s total electricity capacity and gas is still the main source of electricity, accounting for over 30 per cent.
The panorama is especially promising for solar PV, a technology which saw a 93 percent increase. However, for the moment this type of source of energy only accounts for 6 per cent of total green electricity generation in the UK. The leading green source of energy is bioenergy (36 per cent of total green electricity), then it comes wind and hydro electricity.
Scotland has taken the lead in terms of green improvements and in terms of taking advantage of natural resources to produce energy. In 2014 renewables accounted for almost 50 per cent of the country’s electricity needs. Hydro electricity, solar PV and wind power have broken records.
We can see that the green wave is spreading fast and building roots in many industries. It is not only some environmentalists involved with sustainability, like it used to be some years ago. Today it is the government, the communities and the people who are working towards more sustainable business practices.
The effects of such efforts are reflected in the numbers. You can contribute with the planet and show that you care for the environment by joining the Earth Day on April 22nd, and turn all your lights for one hour.