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Bioenergy gets graphic with new illustrated guide to the subject

Bioenergy gets graphic with new illustrated guide to the subject

In a unique collaboration between artists and researchers working at the cutting-edge of bioenergy, the graphic novel aims to answer some of the big questions such as what is bioenergy, does growing biofuel compete with growing food, and does bioenergy really reduce greenhouse gas emissions? It is aimed at a general audience: a handy and […]

Turning sunshine into liquid gold

Turning sunshine into liquid gold

Tiny metalic-gold particles are being used to convert sunlight into fuel. The technology is being developed in South Australia to store solar energy as an alternative to battery storage. Researchers from Flinders University and the University of Adelaide, in collaboration with a number of international institutions, have converted solar energy directly into chemical energy in […]

“Remove barriers for energy storage” industry asks

“Remove barriers for energy storage” industry asks

Responding to Ofgem’s call for evidence on A Smart, Flexible Energy System, which closed on Thursday, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has called on the Government to remove all barriers to deployment of energy storage. Following substantial recent reductions in costs associated with storage – especially lithium-ion batteries – the industry are ready now to […]

STA score solar thermal win

STA score solar thermal win

Following a concerted effort by the Solar Trade Association (STA) the Government has dropped plans to remove solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The STA provided clear evidence and galvanized strong stakeholder opposition to the proposals during a consultation launched in March; 92% of respondents opposed the changes. The internationally proven technology will […]

Ecotricity submits rival Green Gas applications at Fracking sites

Ecotricity submits rival Green Gas applications at Fracking sites

Green energy firm Ecotricity is challenging the shale gas industry by submitting planning applications for rival Green Gas Mills on proposed fracking sites. The company has put in Green Gas Mill applications at two fracking sites in Lancashire: Preston New Road, rejected by Lancashire Council, but then approved by the government over the heads of […]

ADBA – Do food retailers hold the key to on-farm AD success?

ADBA – Do food retailers hold the key to on-farm AD success?

The move towards sustainable food retailing shows no sign of slowing down, with consumers more aware of environmental issues than ever before. Research from Globescan revealed that 92 per cent of shoppers think food companies should focus their efforts on securing the future sustainability of food, with two-thirds believing that farmers should be paid more […]

Launch of World Biogas Association

Launch of World Biogas Association

The World Biogas Association (WBA) has been launched at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 22 at Marrakesh, Morocco. Following the adoption by the United Nations of a shared vision for transforming lives by 2030 through the Sustainable Development Goals and the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate agreement between the 195 […]

STA welcomes “Smart Energy” push

STA welcomes “Smart Energy” push

The Government and Ofgem have confirmed their commitment to the creation of a smarter energy system with the publication of their Smart Power call for evidence. This is a vital first step towards the creation of an efficient and clean power system which the National Infrastructure Commission predict will benefit industry & consumers to the […]

Government support for offshore wind creates massive economic opportunity for Britain

Government support for offshore wind creates massive economic opportunity for Britain

RenewableUK says today’s Government announcement of the next round of competitive auctions to support offshore wind will provide a boost for British industry. Responding to confirmation of the budget, date and details of the next auction round for Contracts for Difference (CfDs), RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Hugh McNeal said: “It’s great news that the Government is […]

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