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Agri-tech turning CO2 into animal feed and ‘largest known’ farm robotics project receive UK government funding

An innovative project in Nottingham that converts carbon dioxide into clean animal feed and the largest known global demonstration of robotics and autonomous technologies on a farm are among 9 pioneering agri-tech projects set to benefit from £24 million of government funding.

Government relaxes planning rules for energy storage projects

Changes to the planning rules have been introduced, making it easier to deploy energy storage systems in England and Wales, in what is being seen as a 'crucial' step in developing new subsidy-free renewable energy projects.

NFU seek members’ views on the phase-out of petrol and diesel vehicle sales

Government is consulting on bringing forward the date by which sales of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles will end - NFU call for members' views

Renewables and battery storage projects could add £125 billion to UK economy shows analysis

New analysis from Regen shows that the UK has a pipeline of shovel-ready renewable energy and battery storage projects that could provide hundreds of thousands of jobs and contribute over £125 billion to the green economic recovery

Ofgem announces £25 billion green network plan

Ofgem has unveiled a £25bn investment proposal to support the growth of green energy in the UK, including a £630m innovation fund

Green Homes Grant scheme announced by Government as part of ‘mini-budget’ – Industry Responds

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a raft of measures in his Summer Statement, labelled by many as a 'mini-budget', in a bid to help the UK economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

REA publishes report outlining key policies needed to achieve a successful Green Recovery

The REA has published a report setting out renewable energy and clean technology stimulus policies that will achieve a fair and inclusive economic recovery in line with our legally binding Net Zero targets.

Biomass industry leaders issue warning over government consultation

Representatives of the UK Pellet Council and Biomass Heat Works! are seriously urging those supplying to, operating within or using biomass for domestic or commercial heating, to respond to an open government consultation

Farmers invited to shape new Environmental Land Management scheme

Farmers and interested parties throughout England will have the chance to shape the future of Environmental Land Management (ELM) by taking part in one...

Extension announced for non-domestic RHI scheme applicants

The previous deadline of January 2021 for projects to be operational has been extended to March 2022 and a third allocation of flexible tariff guarantees will open for applications in July 2020

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Renewable energy insurance expert issues warning over underinsurance risk

Kris Johnson, a renewable energy insurance expert at Lycetts, warns that operators of renewable energy schemes could be at risk of significant financial losses due to being underinsured.

Big money savings accessed through Climate Change Agreements (CCAs)

Jon Swain, Technical Director at NFU Energy. explains what Climate Change Agreements are and how some farmers can benefit from significant energy cost savings.

Valorising Agri-Waste

Lucy Hopwoood, Lead Consultant at the NNFCC provides guidance on maximising the value of agricultural waste and outputs

Have your solar panels received a health check recently?

HIT Energy services provide advice on how to maximise the returns from your PV system

National Grid scheme paying generators to switch off

The COVID-19 lockdown has recently seen demand for electricity drop by as much as 20%. This has led to the National Grid looking for...