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?
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?