Renewables break records across Europe

The erratic weather in recent weeks may not have always been the best for holidaymakers, but it has been a bonus for energy generation from renewable sources.

Britain’s fleet of onshore and offshore wind turbines met 22% of electricity demand on Sunday, setting a new record and outperforming coal, which met just 13% of demand.

If these stunning guesthouses were any greener, they'd be tents

A remarkable 74 per cent of Brits will be holidaying in the UK this summer according to the Travelodge holiday index, bringing the recent numbers of staycations to record levels

At the same time, more and more low impact holiday accommodation is on offer.

Here we explore two guesthouses setting a particularly high standard. Both have achieved a carbon saving of at least 60% through refurbishment, winning them SuperHome status. They are just two of 60 pioneering households hosting free Open Days as part of SuperHome Open Days this September. If you're looking for inspiration to green your own home (or your next holiday), read on…

Wind turbines on old coal mines?

Have you heard? There's a plan afoot to build wind turbines on two old coal mines in Yorkshire and Derbyshire! You can find out more (and maybe even invest in the scheme) here.

In the meantime, let's see how coal and wind power compare - past, present and future...

We gave our old house an energy makeover. Here's what we learned

More and more people are beginning to recognise that there is a need to reduce the amount of energy we use . My wife and I are trying to do our bit and wanted to share some of the lessons we learned along the way.

This video tells the story of our project so far.

Ten reasons to apply for Solar Schools

Solar Schools
provides teams of staff, pupils and parents with the training, support and tools they need to crowdfund the cost of solar panels – cutting carbon, strengthening communities, boosting budgets, learning skills, and exploring energy in a totally new way. 

At its most basic, Solar Schools is a fundraising toolkit: schools get a webpage, resources and training throughout the year. But it's so much more than that.

We've collected our top 10 reasons you should get involved in Solar Schools. If you agree there are 20 places available on the project next year!

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