Counting on … day 1.116

20th May 2023

Reuters reports “The French government plans to budget half a billion euros annually for a new tax credit for environmentally-friendly investments as part of a bill presented on Tuesday to green the industrial sector, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said.

“The tax credit makes France the first EU country to take advantage of a loosening of European state aid rules in recent months in response to new tax subsidies in the United States made available by the Biden administration’s $430 billion Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).”

Which begs the question, why doesn’t the UK follow suit?

Counting on … day 1:013

13th January 2023

As we switch from being a fossil fuel society to renewable energy supplier, both we domestically and commercial energy suppliers will increasingly be producing and/ or using green electricity. You can already become part of this change – and thus be active in reducing your carbon footprint – by switching to a green energy supplier. Ethical Consumer recommends Ecotricity, Good Energy and Green Energy UK as the most sustainable green energy suppliers. 

 Counting on …day 268

6th August 2022

22% of the UK’s carbon  emissions come from domestic use (Energy Savings Trust, 2021). Changing your energy supplier to one who specialises in producing and supplying green – ie renewable – energy will help reduce your domestic carbon emissions. Leading  green energy suppliers include Ecotricity, Good Energy Group, Green Energy and Octopus.