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Common sense prevails: Renewable Heat Incentive gets go-ahead

Common sense prevails: Renewable Heat Incentive gets go-ahead

The Chancellor of the Exchequer today confirmed within the Spending Review that the 860m Renewable Heat Incentive, the first of its kind in the world, will go ahead next year. However, it will now be funded from the public purse and reduced in scope by 20%. At the same time, the Government has made it […]

UK’s largest solar panel unit installed in Cambridgeshire

UK’s largest solar panel unit installed in Cambridgeshire

The largest Photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system in the UK has been installed by renewable energy specialist RenEnergy on a grain store in Cambridgeshire.  In a joint venture with renewable energy service company Esco Nrg, installation of the 745 square metre 100Kw array was completed within six weeks and is the largest commissioned project of […]

Greg Barker, Minister of State, DECC, declared Bioenergy ‘most important renewable energy resource’

Greg Barker, Minister of State, DECC, declared Bioenergy ‘most important renewable energy resource’

The REAs Bioenergy Conference runs alongside EBEC. The Minister addressed Conference delegates and also toured the exhibition where the latest Bioenergy Technology was showcased, much of which is British designed and produced. Greg Barker said .Bioenergy is the single most important renewable energy resource and went on to outline its role in meeting peak load […]

Grasp opportunities before Feed in Tariff deadline

Grasp opportunities before Feed in Tariff deadline

Many will have heard about the opportunities available to farmers and land owners for renewable energy production. These opportunities have become particularly attractive following the Feed in Tariff (FiT) announcements in April of this year, but these attractive tariffs will be changing and reducing in April 2012 for new schemes, so it is imperative that […]

Scottish wind developer powers ahead with 50 million investment

Scottish wind developer powers ahead with 50 million investment

A small Scottish wind developer today announced it has secured a 50 million investment deal that will allow them to advance dozens of small-scale wind projects around Scotland. The news comes as major financiers from around the world gather in Edinburgh for a two-day conference in financing low-carbon technologies. e-Gen, a Borders-based business, has secured […]

Biofuel from inedible plant material easier to produce following enzyme discovery

Biofuel from inedible plant material easier to produce following enzyme discovery

Researchers funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have discovered key plant enzymes that normally make the energy stored in wood, straw, and other non-edible parts of plants difficult to extract. The findings, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, can be used to improve the viability of sustainable […]

Red Tractor assurance for biofuels will aid growers in the marketplace

Red Tractor assurance for biofuels will aid growers in the marketplace

A new scheme, which could see farm assurance for biofuels, is being submitted to the EU Commission by Assured Food Standards this autumn. The extension to the Red Tractor Assured Combinable Crops and Sugar Beet Scheme has been welcomed by the NFU who says the move, if successful, could give British growers a head start in […]

Home-grown biofuel best, says CLA

Home-grown biofuel best, says CLA

The CLA today (11 August) urged the Government to guarantee biofuels imported from outside the UK meet the high environmental standards demanded from inside the UK. The Association backed the latest report from the Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA) which said that more than three quarters of biofuels used in the UK meet no environmental standards […]

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