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
It’s no secret that many of the UK’s farmers are struggling to make ends meet by continuing with a traditional farming lifestyle. Many are looking for opportunities to diversify and one farm in East Northants may have found the ideal solution. The Northamptonshire Telegraph reported on how New Lodge Farm has embraced the idea of diversification. The Singlehurst family … [Read more...] about Is Eco Glamping A New Direction For Farmers?
Farmers are in a strong position to capitalise on the benefits of biomass heating and power systems, and can receive financial benefits for doing so, it has been pointed out. An article for Smallholder noted that there are a number of advantages to installing biomass heating for those who work in agriculture. The first is that they have an inexpensive source of fuel in the … [Read more...] about Farmers ‘Should Consider Biomass Heating’
Students in Aberdeenshire are set to learn about the importance of biomass boiler heating devices in energy production, as part of a series of new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-focused workshops. Peterhead Academy is partnering with Aberdeenshire Council and Equinor to launch TechFest, which will provide these lessons to S1 and S2 pupils, the … [Read more...] about Peterhead Students To Be Taught Renewable Energy Lessons