Renew-Reuse-Recycle is an online community all about what we can do to stop or mitigate the effects of climate change.
We know our climate is changing, and that in this century we should expect that:
- temperatures will increase
- winter rainfall will get heavier, increasing the risk of flooding
- summer rainfall may reduce considerably, creating pressure on water resources
- sea levels will rise, leading to further coastal erosion and flood risk
In future, climate change will affect many aspects of our lives, our environment, our business and our public services.
The idea of this website is to provide a place where people who want to adopt green technologies can get help and advice from those who've been down the path already.
Wed Jun 19 10:38:46 2013
Making energy saving improvements to your property could increase its value by 14 per cent on average - and up to 38 per cent in some parts of England - new research released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) reveals.
Wed Jun 5 14:25:04 2013
Research commissioned by Consumer Futures reveals that many households with electric heating will be hit hard by Government energy policies (2) to decarbonise electricity generation and support households and may face an average annual bill increase of £282 by 2020.
Wed May 29 11:11:18 2013
Innovative technology reduces cost of offshore wind farm
Wed Mar 13 15:00:26 2013
New research suggests that the EU timber sector could see land values fall dramatically (by up to 50%) as a result of shifts in species distribution in response to climate change. This could mean huge losses to the timber industry.
Wed Mar 13 14:58:16 2013
Surface flooding may pose a threat to at least ten UK-based tourist attractions, says flood information group RiskCentral. River- and sea-side locations are not the only ones at risk of flooding. The study looks at locations as varied as Brands Hatch and Glastonbury Music Festival. Surface flooding - the water that cannot be absorbed when normal drainage systems are overloaded by heavy rainfall - threatens 2.8 million homes.
Wed Jan 16 13:57:00 2013
Reacting to news today [Wednesday 16 January 2013] that European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientists have identified a number of risks posed to bees by three neonicotinoid insecticides, Friends of the Earth's Executive Director Andy Atkins said:
Wed Jan 9 12:08:50 2013
The latest decadal prediction suggests that global temperatures over the next five years are likely to be a little lower than predicted from the previous prediction issued in December 2011.
Tue Dec 18 12:55:16 2012
New project company takes over construction and operation of the plant at the landing terminal of the Baltic Sea Pipeline in Lubmin
More than 85 percent of the energy is used
WINGAS and E.ON Energy Projects are investing in energy efficiency: the two companies are building a highly efficient combined heat & power (CHP) plant together at the landing terminal of the Nord Stream Baltic Sea Pipeline in Lubmin near Greifswald.
Tue Nov 20 14:21:58 2012
The CBI today commented on The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s plans to reduce the number of tariffs that energy firms can offer, and ensure that consumers are automatically placed on the cheapest tariff available.
Tue Nov 20 11:33:01 2012
A Treasury led 'dash for gas' could make the UK's carbon targets under the Climate Change Act unachievable, the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee has warned. The Committee is calling on the Government to restore investor confidence in the future direction of energy policy by setting a clear decarbonisation objective in the forthcoming Energy Bill.
Ask an Expert
Thu Jan 24 18:02:47 2013
Does anyone know how often we need to replace the antifreeze liquid in our ground source heat loops, also does it all need to be replaced or can it be topped up by adding some new and replacing some old.
I am getting mine serviced and the engineer said they will test the antifreeze and replace if necessary at 150 litres in the system this could work out to be quite expensive, does any one have any experience of this.
Wed Jan 23 17:55:31 2013
Average July Windspeeds at Goodwood
Tue Jul 24 15:39:57 2012
Ground source or air souce?
Acheiving band D with the EPC to get higher pv cell feed in tarriff and ground source grant.
Fri Feb 10 18:27:13 2012
My sons are trying to resuscitate an old Proven 15KW!
Tue Dec 21 10:43:48 2010
Does anybody have any info I could research, on the net, for the above application?
Should OfGem, rather than the power companies, regulate the price differential between prices charged for imported and prices paid for exported electricity? See this discussion thread.
Yes, OfGem should regulate it
No, leave it to the power companies
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Small Wind Turbine Output Data
RRR members' data for KWh generation using wind turbines. Click the graph for more info.
Sat Mar 30 16:37:43 2013
They are often still full (ish) but out of propellant.
Sat Mar 16 19:44:23 2013
Ecotricity announces new reduced rate of FiT for early adopters of wind power.
Sun Oct 7 16:57:12 2012
Mon Sep 17 15:19:35 2012
"Fiennes and his companions will travel on skis, but will be followed by two modified tractors, towing two sledge-mounted living quarters, supplies, equipment, and 155,000 litres of special fuel adapted against freezing."
Thu Apr 19 08:30:15 2012
Does anyone have any ideas on the best way to dispose of a broken Kindle please.
Fri Feb 10 17:09:27 2012
My sons are trying to resuscitate an old Proven 15KW!
Thu Sep 15 19:59:09 2011
whats all this about proven?
Fri Aug 26 21:45:56 2011
Any tenant farmers out there who have put up a wind turbine?
Sun Jun 12 19:50:25 2011
Just an idea, but if you had a CHP domestic boiler that you ran day and night on a low heat output but generating one KW electricity.
Wed May 11 17:32:01 2011
Look at this roof top turbine, vertical axis, looks very small and a bit home made.
Tue Apr 23 20:26:18 2013
My Bergey turbine experience 7 years on ...
Tue Nov 20 16:16:32 2012
Just wanted to update people on where we are with our turbine.
Wed Sep 21 12:39:01 2011
Government and are working with Consumer Focus to conduct a survey into the experiences customers have when purchasing small scale renewable energy systems for their home, such as solar panels or wind turbines. Feedback will help inform the standard of sales practice and installation of these products, and ultimately may assist in ensuring consumers are better protected.
Fri Mar 11 15:07:50 2011
Some time ago, I put up an article covering our turbine Inverter and Wind Anenometer data logging system.
We recently updated the logger to enable us to view the data in real-time over the internet.
This post deals with the upgraded logging system.
Fri Feb 25 09:50:52 2011
Looking for advice on connecting a rain guage collector to an existing data logging system please.