Cabinet reshuffle sees Greg Hands appointed as UK energy minister

Greg Hands has been appointed as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to oversee the government's energy, clean growth and climate related plans.

Could more countries be generating biogas from manure?

IEA Bioenergy have published detailed research into the potential of manure for utilization in biogas facilities across seven countries: Germany; Australia; Austria; Norway; Canada, Ireland and the UK.

Renewables sector welcomes increase in funding for clean power auction

The UK Government has announcement that up to £265m will be provided in the fourth round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, to support investment in new renewable energy projects, including off and onshore wind, solar and tidal technologies.

Community Hydropower scheme launched

Residents in Skye’s Sleat peninsula are celebrating the official launch of a community project which will see funding flow and emissions cut via a new hydropower scheme.

Miscanthus research receives government funding

A project to facilitate more planting of the perennial bioenergy crop, Miscanthus, has been awarded over £150,000 of funding through the government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, to help contribute to 2050 net-zero targets.

£270 million Green Heat Network Fund announced

Announced by the UK government, the fund is to support low-carbon technologies like heat pumps, solar and geothermal energy.

£4 million funding to boost UK biomass production

Farming seaweed, growing algae from the by-products of whisky manufacturing, and the harvesting of willow crops using new cutting-edge technology are among 24 projects awarded £4 million government funding.

Digestate valorisation research project announced

A new project funded by REAL Research Hub is assessing the landscape for digestate-derived products and alternative uses, considering commercially ready and near-to-market technologies, in order to optimise digestate value.

UK Government launches its hydrogen strategy

Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has today published the government's much awaited Hydrogen Strategy, outlining plans to attract £4 billion of investment and meet its ambition for 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030.

IPCC Climate Change report summary & reaction

The Intergovernmental Panel has published a major new report summarising both the science behind climate change, as well as likely future developments and sounding a "code red for humanity".

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