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Green Tariffs - Buying Green Electricity
Author: Lucky | Category: Definitions | Added: 26/05/2011 The Energy Savings Trust has a really useful guide that explains where our electricity come from, how much is currently renewable and how energy companies are being asked to increase the proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources which energy companies then...

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What is microgen?
Author: British_Gas_Team | Category: Definitions | Added: 02/11/2010 Microgen is short for micro-generation technology – in other words the small scale electricity or heat generation technologies. There are a number of technologies that are referred to collectively as “microgen”. These include: Biomass boilers: central...

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What is the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)?
Author: British_Gas_Team | Category: Definitions | Added: 02/11/2010 The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a Government scheme that is designed to encourage the uptake of small scale renewable heating systems in the UK’s homes and businesses – similar to the Feed in Tariff.   The specific details regarding payment amounts and...
What are Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCS)?
Author: British_Gas_Team | Category: Definitions | Added: 02/11/2010 A Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) is a green certificate issued to an accredited generator for eligible renewable electricity generated within the United Kingdom. As standard, one ROC is issued for each MWh of eligible renewable output generated but some technologies get...
What is the Feed in Tariff (FIT)?
Author: British_Gas_Team | Category: Definitions | Added: 02/11/2010 The Feed-in Tariff (FIT) – also known as the “Clean Energy Cashback” – is a Government scheme that is designed to encourage the uptake of small scale (under 5MW) renewable electricity generation in the UK’s homes and businesses.   It does...
What is renewable energy?
Author: British_Gas_Team | Category: Definitions | Added: 02/11/2010 Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat. The word renewable means “naturally replenished”. Examples are solar, wind, hydro and biomass products. Renewable energy is sometimes referred to as...