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Wind farm generates £1m in community benefits

A wind farm located between Longtown and Gretna has paid more than £1m in grants to the local community, supporting educational, charitable and environmental activities.

Hemp licensing changes announced in boost to farming, UK economy and fight against climate change

Changes to industrial hemp licensing have been announced by the UK government, aiming to help farmers realise the business opportunity offered by the legal cultivation of the crop, in what is being seen as a boost for farmers, the UK economy and our fight against climate change.

Generating hydro-electric scheme in Scotland for sale

A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a working hydro-electric generation scheme in Scotland with more than 10 years of UK Government subsidy still to run.

Miscanthus farm walk to explore resilient cropping in wet climates

Farmers are being invited to attend a free farm walk in Norfolk on Wednesday 15th May to learn more about the growing and harvesting of Miscanthus, including the crop’s capacity to thrive on flooded land.

Solar energy planning changes announced in Scotland

Permitted development rights for rooftop solar energy systems are set to change in Scotland to help reduce energy bills and support the nation's target of achieving Net Zero emissions by 2045.

Conrad Energy closes UK’s first standalone greenfield financing of two Pathfinder synchronous condenser projects

Conrad Energy has announced the successful closure of the greenfield financing of its two Pathfinder synchronous condenser projects located in the East of England. 

Low Carbon Heat Network explored by Northumberland Estates

Northumberland Estates is exploring the possibility of establishing a low carbon heat network to supply local businesses and public spaces in Alnwick.

Renewable-ready boilers should be installed in rural, off-grid new-build homes say Liquid Gas UK

Liquid Gas UK, the trade body for the LPG and Renewable Liquid Gas industry has called on the Government to allow renewable-ready boilers to be installed in rural new-build homes that are not connected to the mains gas grid.

Bioenergy consultation launched by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government is seeking views on the sustainable use of bioenergy, including the growing of crops for electricity, heat and fuels, as part of the nation's aim to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2045. 

New two sided solar panel offers more power at a faction of the cost says University

Scientists at the University of Surrey have built a new kind of solar panel, utilising bifacial perovskite solar cells to potentially generate more power at up to 70% less cost. 

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