North Yorkshire fracking decision delayed again

A decision on whether to allow fracking in North Yorkshire or not has been delayed by the county councillors. Third Energy submitted a planning application to extract shale gas at a site near the village of Kirby Misperton last year. However North Yorkshire County Council said it still hasn’t received all the required information which […]

First council-owned solar farm powers up

A £5.2 million solar farm claimed to be the first to be owned by a council has been switched on. Located on 25 acres of West Sussex County Council’s land near Chichester, the 5MW Tangmere solar farm is expected to generate enough electricity to power 1,500 homes. The council is setting up a power purchase […]

Northamptonshire awards £53m to manage household waste

Northamptonshire County Council has awarded a contract worth up to £53 million to manage around 79,000 tonnes of residual household waste every year. Waste will be sent to SITA UK’s landfill site in Wellingborough during the first two years of the contract, however, from 2015 they will be used at a new fuel recovery facility […]