Lancashire foundry cuts energy bills by £8,000

A century-old foundry in Lancashire is cutting its energy bills by £8,000 a year. Installing energy efficient lighting means the foundry, Lupton & Place, will cut its energy use by 85,000kWh and slashing its CO2 emissions by 46.3 tons annually. The family-run business can make more than 2 million castings a year with its die-casting […]

Solar singled out for ‘rough treatment’ in Budget

Solar power was singled out for “rough treatment” in the Budget, according to the industry’s largest trade body. The Solar Trade Association, which represents around 450 companies working in solar thermal and solar power, found fault with the Chancellor’s 2012 Budget announcement yesterday. In the Budget, solar power wasn’t included under the Enhanced Capital Allowances […]