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?
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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
Businesses in the UK have been advised to start making the shift towards being carbon neutral now, rather than waiting until they are forced by legislation. Speaking at the BusinessGreen’s Leader’ Briefing on Net Zero Transport, chief executive of the Climate Change Committee (CCC) Chris Stark urged businesses to “take a leap” towards decarbonisation. He stressed that … [Read more...] about Businesses Urged To Start Moving Towards Low Carbon Now
Environmental infrastructure fund John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) has announced the acquisition of an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Sheffield for £16.2 million. This will be JLEN’s sixth AD site, with the Meden Biogas Plant located at the Welbeck Anaerobic Digestion Facility in Mansfield, which is 25 miles south-east of Sheffield. It has a thermal … [Read more...] about JLEN Acquires Sheffield AD Plant For £16m