UK Government seeks views on future low carbon heat support beyond the RHI

The plan backs replacement of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) with a new Clean Heat Grant, which will provide support for heat pumps and in certain circumstances biomass

Scottish ‘green’ ice cream scoops away CO2

The £4m investment at Mackie’s of Scotland will fund the installation of a freezer powered by ammonia made from on-site biomass boilers

Eco-revamp for Welsh hostel

A youth hostel in northern Wales has become “eco-friendly” after a £1.3 million refurbishment this year. The hostel in Snowden, Pen y Pass, is a part of a chain owned by the Youth Hostel Association (YHA). The hostel expects to reduce its carbon emissions by 86% after installing a biomass boiler that burns wood instead of […]

School hopes energy mission could save £330k

A Dorset boarding and day school is hoping to save £330,000 with a new ‘Mission for Energy Efficiency’. Milton Abbey School which has between 200 and 300 mixed pupils will install a biomass boiler, water harvesting technology and air source heat pumps. It expects to save 3.3 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy and cut […]

Flower power! Gerbera grower bags green trophy

A Kiwi flower grower has bagged a green trophy for powering its business entirely with off-cuts from its plants. The family-run New Zealand nursery which grows gerberas installed a boiler which runs on its plant waste. K&L Nurseries produces more than two million stems of cut flowers a year and needs constant heat in its […]

Fairytale ending as castle saves £100,000 on energy bills

A Victorian mansion famed for its fairytale 14th century castle has saved £100,000 on its energy bills and cut carbon emissions by more than 400 tons. Located in Kent, the Scotney Castle (pictured) – owned by the National Trust – installed a 250kW wood-chip biomass boiler to provide hot water and heating to the historic […]

Social landlords win share of £7m for renewable heating

The Government has awarded a share of £7 million to 46 social landlords to get renewable heating into the homes of their tenants. The winners are the first wave of successful bidders to be announced under the latest round of the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) competition launched earlier this year. The figure is £4 […]

Whisky distillery bags green bank funding

A Scottish whisky distillery has bagged funding from the Green Investment Bank to build a biomass boiler. The Tomatin Distillery near Inverness was awarded £576,733 from the UK’s green lending body. This will be more than matched by private equity fund Equitix Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF), which is putting £600,274 towards the project. The boiler […]

Sainsbury’s ‘world first’ LED roll-out to slash energy costs

Sainsbury’s has installed energy efficient LED lighting in its new store (pictured) in Staffordshire, which is claimed to help cut energy usage by nearly 60%. The company claims it is the “first supermarket in the world” to have General Electric (GE) Lighting’s latest LED technology, which includes daylight sensors to make the most of natural […]