Renewable energy

We're committed to protecting and enhancing the environment and to tackling climate change.

Climate change is a global phenomenon, with major environmental, social and economic implications for the country.

The government aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and, as part of that drive, they're encouraging householders and others to use microgeneration technologies to produce sustainable energy, such as:

The Planning Portal provides information on the main domestic microgeneration technologies and explains which require planning permission and which don't.