Beavers want to break free – but what do you think?

The government has launched a consultation on what it describes as ‘cautious’ release of beavers into the wild

Biodiversity boost with a mule kick!

Rescued donkeys in Devon will walk over sown catchfly seeds to boost the wildflower’s germination rate

New community solar farm powered up in Devon

The second phase of the 7.3MW Creacombe project has been built without subsidies

Devon’s largest ever fatberg removed successfully

It was taken to a local sewage treatment plant and used to produce energy

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Three councils win €1.9m EU grant for energy projects

Funding will be used to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and domestic properties and install electric vehicle infrastructure

Forget washed up whales… monster fatberg hits seaside town

The build up of fat, wet wipes and grease in Sidmouth, Devon, is larger than some models of Boeing 747 airliner

South West Water fined £86k for Devon sewage spill

South West Water has been ordered to pay £86,000 in fines and costs for a sewage spill in Devon. According to the Environment Agency, sewage was discharged into Dawlish Water, a stream that runs through the centre of town, over a bank holiday weekend in August 2015. It states an alarm was triggered at 8.15am […]

UK firm buys 25.4MW West Country solar power

A UK investment company has bought two solar projects in the West Country for £20.37 million. They have a total generating capacity of 25.4MW. John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) bought the 10.7MW Monksham Solar Farm in Frome, Somerset and the 14.7MW Branden Solar project in Bodmin, Cornwall. In March 2015, JLEN acquired a 64% […]

Hampshire and Devon solar farms finished

Chinese manufacturer Hanwha SolarOne has announced four UK solar farms with its panels are now finished. The farms in Devon, Kent, Manningtree and Hampshire are expected to produce 60.5 megawatt hours (MWh) a year, enough to power more than 18,000 homes. A whopping 230,000 solar modules went into the four projects, with the first batch […]

Warning over oil thefts from rural homes

Rural households are being warned to stay vigilant in case of oil thefts as the winter chill increases. Thousands of homes across the country rely on oil for central heating, according to the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) which represents the domestic oil heating and cooking industry. A recent survey by the National Farmers Union […]