Energy efficiency in rural UK ‘up 3,000%’

More than 23,000 energy efficiency measures have been installed in rural homes in the UK in the last six months. That’s an almost 3000% increase between April and September this year, according to new statistics from DECC. The boost in energy-saving measures – a majority of which are loft and cavity wall insulation – are […]

Australia invests A$400m in off-grid renewable projects

The Australian Government has announced plans to invest A$400 million (£243.3m) to develop off-grid renewable energy projects in rural areas of the country. The programme aims to generate 150MW of electricity from renewable energy sources within the next five years, with at least two large-scale plants of 10MW or greater expected to be built. Resources […]

Rural areas vulnerable to fuel price spikes

Rural areas are at risk of fuel price spikes, the Countryside Alliance has warned. The campaign group’s claim comes in response to the Office of Fair Trading’s latest study out today, which found that competition in the off-grid market gave customers a good choice. This was despite the OFT’s reservations about how some heating oil […]