Barnsley plans £16m community solar project

Barnsley Council has launched a community project to install solar energy across its buildings. The Energise Barnsley scheme aims to install rooftop solar panels in around 5,000 council houses and council-owned buildings within the next few months. The total cost of the project is expected to exceed £16 million and will be developed in a partnership […]

Green light for Barnsley’s £65m biomass plant

The Council of Barnsley has given permission to build a £65 million biomass plant. The Houghton Main Renewable Centre, located in the region of Little Houghton, will be developed by Peel Environmental and Northern Bio Power. It is estimated to process around 150,000 tonnes of waste wood per year generating 20MW of electricity – enough to power […]

Barnsley recycling firm’s permits revoked

The Environment Agency has revoked two environmental permits from a waste recycling company in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. The permits allowed SR Waste Recycling Ltd to operate its waste electrical and electronic recycling facility at Shaw Lane, Carlton and a site at Oakwell Business Park. Between December 2011 and October 2013, the company accepted waste at its […]

Blackburn Rovers score in energy saving

Premier League football club Blackburn Rovers has cut its carbon emissions by 270,000 tonnes, saving it around £60,000 per year. A new commercial energy efficient condensing boiler, heat recovery ventilation system and full replacement lighting system have been installed at the club’s Ewood Park ground following a comprehensive site audit. Following the audit by Preston-based […]