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ForumGreenEnergyNet (GEN) is a UK online magazine and community for owners and aspiring owners of solutions that save energy or generate renewable energy. We are self-funded, un-connected to Government, and therefore truly impartial. Our neutrality means we'll warn you about green-wash, sales-hype or eco-bling.  Our over-riding aim is to "tell it like it is".  On GEN you can:

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(2) be guided through the maze of market options
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Latest Articles

We describe an 'real life' approach by a solar PV installer to sell a home system - and some of the pitfalls you should look out for.
DECC's recent consultation response on Feed-in Tariffs introduces the idea of Preliminary Accreditation - this has already operating for larger scale projects. This means you can pre-register your project for the current FiT tariffs in advance of it being built. It this as good as it sounds?
GEN organised an independent panel discussion at All-Energy 2012 on "How to select the best wind turbine for your site?". Together with our audience we get the answers from our experts to a range of awkward questions. Before you commit we suggest watching this video..
In this first article of a mini-series we look at the issues you need to consider if you are interested in ‘opting out’ and selling your power to a power purchaser, also called a 'PPA Provider'. So whether you are considering a FiT project, undertaking a project or already a generator this should be of interest.
We provide advice and tips for anyone considering buying a small to medium scale wind turbine. If you would like to know more about the process and the right questions to ask then read on..
GEN, supported by some key supporters, has prepared what it believes is the first independent UK guide to the main issues around moving house with a solar PV installation. This guide is aimed at those selling their house.

Latest News

Bulletin: 31st October 2013


Who are the energy big six? (BBC News)

Energy firms 'overcharge by £3.7bn a year' (BusinessGreen)
MPs told that some suppliers cannot justify increases in household bills

Earn a 6% return from the sun: Five funds to invest in green energy without the hassle of sticking solar panels on your roof (Daily Mail)

Which? calls for halt to smart meter rollout (BusinessGreen)
Consumer affairs group challenges Chancellor to scrap carbon floor price, review smart meter deployment, and reform ECO scheme


Farmers & Landowners

Grid worries spark solar farm boom (BBC News)
Developers are racing to install large-scale solar parks on land across the UK in unprecedented numbers



8 historic buildings that are (and were) environmentally friendly (Treehugger)
US retrofits

Startups compete to defeat the 'soft costs' of solar power (BusinessGreen)
Hardware is getting cheaper, but other costs are holding back solar energy - now a group of US startups are fighting to change that


Public & Voluntary Sector

To frack or not to frack? Councils must make the final decision (Guardian)
Local government must be cautious and restrict fracking to protect communities and our planet

George Monbiot is mistaken – National Trust is not 'anti-wind, pro-fracking' (Guardian)
An explanation


Research & Academia

Scots public to report wind farm bird strikes (Scotsman)
System to report potential bird strikes at wind turbines has been launched by Scottish Natural Heritage

Graph of the Day: A bird’s eye view on integrating renewables (Renew Economy)
How to manage the supply and demand 'Duck' in the US

Two-thirds of Tory MPs do not think renewables benefit UK economy (Telegraph)