Entries by chrism

Everything homeowners need to know about the domestic RHI

Wondering how the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) works? This article is designed to give homeowners an overview of the main things they need to know – if you want to read about the RHI in all its glory, visit the Ofgem website. What is the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)? The domestic RHI scheme is a government-led, long-term environmental […]

Lime-Circle loves… Open Farm Sunday, 8 June 2014

It’s only a couple of months until hundreds of British farms all over the UK open their gates to the public for the day – and if you’ve never been, you’ve missed a treat. I was lucky enough to grow up as part of the farming community – everyone should get the chance to see […]

Helping dairy farmers meet Arla’s sustainable supplier targets with biomass

Arla’s commitment to sustainable agriculture is admirable – 70% of the raw materials sourced in Denmark and Sweden meet The Arla Farm standard for sustainability – and they’re now putting the environmental practices of their UK supply chain under closer scrutiny.  As part of their commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of member farms by […]

50% tariff cuts start dash for solar panels

The government announced today that they are more than halving the Feed-in-Tariff for solar PV systems installed and certified after December 12 2011. Systems installed after this deadline will only receive 21p for every unit of electricity generated, rather than the current 43.3p. This extends the payback period of a system to up to 25 […]

Lime Circle loves… TEDTalks

TED describe themselves as a non-profit whose reason for being is to promote ‘ideas worth spreading’. Their online video Talks are inspirational – famous speakers like Jamie Oliver, Tim Berners Lee, J J Abrams, Douglas Adams and Bono sit alongside the world’s leading Technology, Entertainment and Design experts to deliver theories and views on the […]

Greg Barker addresses the UK solar industry

We were waiting for him to announce the expected reductions to the Feed-In-Tariff, but no… Not yet. He’s teasing us. But the Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change did reveal that, from April 2012, homes wishing to benefit from the FIT scheme will have to meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency. This […]