Renewables

Renewable energy is derived from inexhaustible sources such as wind, the sun, sea, or replaceable sources such as waste products and crops. It's a long-term way to tackle climate change.

 Renewable energy technologies in the UK include:

  • biomass
  • ground-source and air-source heat pumps
  • small scale hydro
  • small scale wind
  • solar photovoltaic (solar PV)
  • solar water heating 

Renewable energy is no less reliable than energy generated from more traditional sources and using it does not mean that you have to change your lifestyle or your appliances. Using renewable energy can be as simple as using the sun for drying clothes or you can take advantage of more sophisticated renewable technologies, for example installing systems which use the sun's heat and light to generate energy.