Renewable energy in Cumbria and elsewhere around the UK has been given a considerable boost this month (September), thanks to The Crown Estate, which has just announced that it has launched Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4. In all, four broad areas of seabed will now be available to the market and potential developers will now have the opportunity to bid for sites. The move … [Read more...] about Crown Estate Launches New Offshore Wind Leasing Round
When it comes to renewable energy in Cumbria and the rest of the UK, solar panels represent a brilliant opportunity to help create a more sustainable and future-proofed economy, but from next month (October) households will likely spend more time mulling over whether such installations are cost-effective for them or not. Why? Because the government has plans to push through … [Read more...] about Petition To Scrap VAT Hikes On Solar Panels Passes 17,000
A zoo in the USA has revealed it will use anaerobic digestion (AD) to help it achieve its ambitious environmentally-friendly goal of being powered entirely by Michigan-made renewable energy. The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) announced it has installed an anaerobic digester that is able to make compost and energy from herbivore animal waste and food scraps. In addition … [Read more...] about AD To Help US Zoo Meet 100% Green Energy Goal
California could see the launch of a new biomass plant as the final phase of construction is set to begin shortly. A new two mega-watt biomass boiler heating plant in North Fork has been in the pipeline for almost a decade, but it could finally be operational by the end of 2020, it has been revealed. Greg Stangl of Phoenix Energy, which is one of the developers, spoke … [Read more...] about Construction Of Californian Biomass Plant To Begin Soon
Renewable energy in Cumbria appeared unaffected by blackouts that affected England and parts of Wales, but it is still unclear what caused them. The Government has launched its own inquiry into the blackouts that occurred on Friday 9 August that affected large parts of London, Newcastle and other parts of the country, and expects the outcome of this to be reported in coming … [Read more...] about Are We At Risk Of More Blackouts?