Fruitful year for farm with £30k energy savings

A fruit farm has cut its energy bills by £30,000 a year by installing a 200KW solar system. Place UK, which supplies 3,500 tonnes of fruit a year to companies including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer, invested £205,000 in the project. The 800-panel solar system in East Anglia also helped reduce the firm’s carbon footprint […]

Norfolk biomass plant approved

A biomass plant in Norfolk has finally been approved by the local council, after the planning application was delayed to give time for environmental impact assessments. The Snetterton Biomass Plant will burn mainly oilseed rape and straw, generating 40MWe (megawatt electrical) of energy, enough to power between 62,000 and 68,000 households. The plant’s operator Iceni […]