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Observers respond to UK Government “Clean Growth Strategy” announcement

The UK Government has set out a new strategy that appears to outline how it will tackle climate change while driving economic growth. Announced on 12 October, …

£1 million circular economy fund released for energy sector innovators in Scotland

Energy businesses with innovative ideas to help future-proof the industry are being urged to access up to a million pounds of funding and support to unlock new …

STA launches ‘storage commitments’ for domestic providers

Industry urged to strive for quality to build consumer confidence The STA launched new guidelines for the domestic storage industry capturing current best …

Trade body releases revamped AD industry guide

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) has (on 3 October) released the second edition of The Practical Guide to AD, a key guidance …

Utility unveils largest solar panel project to date in the heart of Scotch whiskey country

In late September Scottish Water announced the completion of the utility’s largest solar panel scheme to date in Speyside (“Scotch whisky …

Digesting the challenges

A panel session at July's AD & Biogas show explored some of the trade-offs involved in municipal wastewater treatment method …

Top tips on toxic gas treatment to prolong AD plant lifespan

Biogas upgrading specialist DMT Environmental Technology on a familiar AD bugbear: hydrogen …

Keeping the bugs on side

At July's AD & Biogas show, a panel of experts shared opinions about getting the most from a plant, and making the best choices when setting it up or …

Geothermal demonstrator

The Scottish Government is to invest £5.3 million to turn a former Kilmarnock bottling plant into a low carbon …

New RHI consultation risks further delay to crucial reforms, says ADBA

The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresouces Association (ADBA) on 5 September stressed that BEIS’s new consultation on further amendments to the Renewable …

Fuel handling solution chosen for UK’s first commercial bio-substitute natural gas plant

A pioneering green gas generation plant, under construction at Marston Gate in Swindon by Advanced Plasma Power and Cadent, is to use a fully automated fuel …

The life left in landfill: Veolia describes its recent stewardship of sites

Resource management firm Veolia has released information about its recent stewardship of landfill sites, supporting the claim that “there’s still life …

Polystyrene promising in research that could reduce the costs of next-generation solar panels

Researchers from The University of Manchester are investigating the use of polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of …

Heat pump innovator makes finals of Scottish sustainability award

The inventors of what is described as the world’s largest zero carbon heat pump have been nominated for an award in Glasgow, where their planned water source …

£920k boost to Scotland’s offshore wind ambitions

Scottish Government funding puts Fife at heart of offshore wind development A flagship technology innovation and research centre has announced a £920,000 …

New conference to examine role of anaerobic digestion in Northern Irish economy

A new conference is set to examine the role that anaerobic digestion (AD) can play in waste management, agriculture, renewable energy generation, and climate …

‘Continuous’ thermal hydrolysis AD plant to be built for UK water utility

Water treatment technology firm Doosan Enpure has secured a competitively tendered ‘Design and Build’ contract, valued in excess of £20 million, with …

Councils in Scotland to receive £4.4 million to improve energy efficiency

Local authorities in Scotland will share £4.4 million of funding allotted for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, to tackle fuel poverty and cut …

Using Data Loggers to Identify and Evaluate Energy Saving Measures

Data loggers can be a useful tool in providing information to help identify opportunities for energy savings, and for evaluating the performance of any …

Trade group secures tax win for solar and batteries for householders

HMRC confirm 5% VAT for batteries when sold with a new solar system On 3 August the Solar Trade Association (STA) was celebrating securing a 5% rate of VAT on …

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