Scotland awards £18m to support sustainable farming

Letters with grant offers have been sent to more than 3,500 eligible farmers and crofters towards the purchase of agricultural equipment chosen for its effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gases

Better Energy to develop solar park on restored wetlands

It will be located in Køng Mose in Vordingborg Municipality, which is expected to supply around 42,000 households with green energy

New partnership to help Egyptian farmers buy solar irrigation systems

Using solar power for pumping water is estimated to help farmers save $875m annually in diesel fuel costs

French startup recycles hair to clean up ocean oil spills

James Taylor, Co-Founder of the French startup Capillum spoke to ELN about a hair recycling initiative, which extracts keratin from waste hair to use it for soil and water decontamination

EU Commission adopts strategy to reduce methane emissions

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and the second biggest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide

New €4m boost for climate start-ups affected by COVID-19

The nine ventures selected for funding develop innovations in agriculture, energy and industry and will receive between €320,000 and €500,000

Could tinted solar panels boost crop yields and farms’ incomes?

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they have demonstrated the use of such solar panels to generate electricity and produce ‘nutritionally-superior’ crops simultaneously

Rasberries can grow under solar panels!

The climate under the panels is thought to be more stable for the crops than under conventional plastic arches, a pilot study shows

New scheme to reward farmers for environmental services and benefits

The Environmental Land Management scheme will pay for public goods including improved air, water and soil quality and climate change mitigation

‘Global methane emissions hit record heights in 2020’

The agriculture, livestock farming, waste and fossil fuel sectors are the largest sources of methane, according to a new report