Houston, we have a solar powered air quality station

A solar powered air monitoring station has been opened in Houston, Texas. The community project is the eighth ‘Village Green Station’ in the US and aims to demonstrate the capabilities of new real-time monitoring technology for citizens and scientists to learn more about local air quality. It has been provided by the City of Houston’s Health […]

London’s community waste projects get £50k boost

An environmental management firm has launched a new £50,000 scheme to support grassroots waste and recycling projects. Veolia London’s Recycling Fund for Communities will provide a cash boost of up to £1,000 for equipment, materials and volunteers to help set up around 50 different green projects. They should inspire others to get involved with sustainable efforts and make a difference in the local […]

North East Derbyshire launches £5m solar community share project

North East Derbyshire is looking for investors for a solar community energy project worth £5 million. Chesterfield Community Energy is responsible for the project which will generate more than 4,000MWh of electricity per year – equivalent to powering 1,200 homes. The solar farm will also save up to 1,800 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. The […]

Thailand boosts solar capacity to 3GW by 2021

Thailand has announced plans to increase its solar generating capacity by 50% more than its previous target, reports claim. The Government has approved new subsidy rates for rooftop and village-based solar projects, with the aim of adding 3GW of capacity by 2021. The Ministry of Energy said it will work with a state-run credit provider, […]

Scotland ‘ahead’ of its community renewables target

The Scottish Government claims it is ahead of schedule in delivering its targets for community renewable energy projects. As part of its 2020 Routemap for Renewable Energy, the Scottish Government set a target of 500MW of energy to be produced by community or locally owned projects. The country has already installed 200MW as of June […]