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Act quickly to avoid grid application fees

Act quickly to avoid grid application fees

Farmers and landowners who are interested in energy generation or storage projects should act quickly to avoid potentially steep fees. From 6 April network operators in England, Wales and Scotland will be able to charge up-front fees for grid connection offers, which could run into thousands of pounds. Hugh Taylor, chief executive of independent power […]

Green gas can help Scotland meet energy goals

Green gas can help Scotland meet energy goals

Green gas can make a key contribution to meeting the goals set out in Scotland’s first ever Energy Strategy, according to the UK’s trade body for anaerobic digestion (AD). Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “The Scottish Government has set itself ambitious but necessary targets for generating renewable […]

New campaign urges Government rethink over cuts to small-scale renewables

New campaign urges Government rethink over cuts to small-scale renewables

A new joint campaign is being launched today by the Solar Trade Association and RenewableUK opposing the Government’s plans to cut financial support to small-scale renewables, including wind turbines and solar panels. The campaign, entitled People Power, is calling for members of the public, as well as the thousands of renewable energy employees, to petition […]

ReFood reveals Sustainable Visionaries final three

ReFood reveals Sustainable Visionaries final three

ReFood, the UK’s leading food waste recycler, has officially announced the finalists of its Sustainable Visionaries student scholarship competition. Ronan Keane from Huddersfield University, Blyth Mkonya from Sheffield Hallam and Florence Cornish from Leith’s School of Food & Wine have each gained a place on the competition’s shortlist and will now go head to head […]

EU vote on biofuels ‘undermines food security’

EU vote on biofuels ‘undermines food security’

The latest vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee signifies a bad day for sustainable biofuels and damages renewable energy policy across Europe, the NFU has said today. The vote on the Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) proposal will enforce a 6 per cent cap on amount of crops used for fuel. This will hinder […]

Record number of visitors to farming renewables event

Record number of visitors to farming renewables event

More farmers and landowners than ever came through the doors at this year’s Energy Now Expo. As the importance of renewable energy grows on our country’s farms, farmers and landowners from all over the country, are turning to the expo, as the only event entirely dedicated to the agricultural sector. The most notable difference this […]

Solar electricity almost doubled last year

Solar electricity almost doubled last year

Official Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) figures out today show that solar electricity generation almost doubled over the course of last year, with almost 5GW of capacity at the end of 2014 up from 2.8GW at the end of 2013. This is enough power to supply the equivalent of 1.5million homes. The statistics, […]

Over 125,000 homes went solar last year

Over 125,000 homes went solar last year

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have today published their latest statistics on small-scale solar PV installations , showing that over 125,000 homes put solar on their roof last year. The numbers also show that a total of 700MW of solar, the equivalent of powering 212,000 homes, was installed on buildings and in […]

The Impact of Renewables on the Big Six

The Impact of Renewables on the Big Six

German giant energy producer E.ON has announced that it is to undergo a major restructuring of its business strategy in a bid to put it at the forefront of the future of energy production, and to shore up its fortunes. Of particular focus for the utility group will be the development of ‘green’ energy, with […]

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