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?
When it comes to biomass boiler heating, your first thought probably isn’t a nice slice of Wensleydale - but apparently, this is exactly what is going on over in both Yorkshire and Cumbria at the moment, with cheese being touted as the future for green energy production. In North Yorkshire, the Wensleydale Creamery produces delicious cheese but also produces waste at the … [Read more...] about Cheese – The Next Big Thing In Green Energy Production?
England should follow Scotland’s example when it comes to food waste recycling, as it is losing out on valuable renewable energy that could be created through anaerobic digestion (AD) of the waste products. This is the opinion of Philip Simpson, commercial director at food waste recycler ReFood, who commented on recent figures from Zero Waste Scotland. The report revealed … [Read more...] about Scotland Leading The Way In Food Waste Recycling
There’s a growing awareness that we should all be doing more to help the environment. Living more sustainably is much easier if you have homes that are geared up for doing so. A recent article in Planning & Building Control Today highlighted some of the top ways in which developers or self-builders could transform properties into eco homes. Even if you’re not building … [Read more...] about How Can You Make New Homes More Sustainable?
The biggest energy companies in the UK have withheld their support for more ambitious emissions cuts in the EU, failing to support plans to reduce emissions to net zero by the year 2050 - despite publicly backing the plans. According to the Guardian, Centrica (owner of British Gas), BP and Royal Dutch Shell all publicly said they would support more ambitious emissions cuts, … [Read more...] about Big Energy Companies Withhold Support For EU Emissions Targets