The government defines micro-generation as the production of heat and/or electricity on a small-scale from a low carbon source. 

The various technologies have the potential to help us achieve our objectives of tackling climate change, ensuring reliable energy and tackling fuel poverty.

Government research
Government research suggests that by 2050, microgeneration could help cut domestic carbon emissions by 15%. In response, Ruth Kelly, the then Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (now The Rt Hon Hazel Blears MP), launched a consultation on microgenration that proposes giving people greater freedom to install microgeneration devices on their homes, where impact on their neighbours is limited. 

Prices falling
With prices falling, efficiency increasing and the Government on side, it's time to consider it seriously - so below are some options for you to look at. We would be happy to put you in touch with a local company that may be able to help you. We work hard to build good relations with other similar environmentally orientated local companies and builders. 

How is the UK doing? 

The Swingometer
The Swingometer shows a live display of how AlertMe customers in the UK are doing at saving energy. The Swingometer rocks backwards and forwards live as the nation increases and decreases its energy usage. 

The heatmap shows how each region is doing and you can click on any part of the map to see a Swingometer for that region. The Swingometer is updated every 10 minutes and shows how the energy used in the past 24 hours compares with what we'd expect, based on past behaviour.