Severn Trent reopens green grant for farmers

Severn Trent is reopening its environmental grants scheme for farmers. The move by the water company will give farm owners in the Midlands another opportunity to apply for funding to help them to protect local watercourses from pollution. The grant will provide money to help farmers make management and infrastructure improvements, reducing the risk of […]

US invests $72m in energy R&D

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is to invest $72 million (£56m) in innovative research and development projects. Earlier this week, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced his department would award 73 grants to 68 small businesses across 24 states. The funding forms the second phase of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small […]

UK air quality projects get £3.7m funding

Projects across the country to improve air quality will receive a share of almost £3.7 million of government funding. The Air Quality Grant programme helps local authorities tackle air pollution in their areas to reduce the impact on people’s health and create cleaner and healthier environments. This year’s funding will focus on supporting schemes set up […]

UK offers £9m for innovative energy tech

The next phase of a government funding programme is offering up to £9 million to help develop innovative energy technologies. The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) will look to assist small-to-medium sized enterprises in the public or private sector working on energy efficiency, power generation, heat and energy storage projects. Projects entered into the competition must have […]

€17m granted for wave power research

The European Commission has granted €17million (£13m) in funding for wave power research. The five-year project called ‘Clean Energy from Ocean Waves’ (CEFOW) will look at testing and developing a wave energy converter. The test will be carried out at Wave Hub, the test centre in Cornwall and run by wave power developers Fortum. Heli […]

Local authorities win £1m to improve air quality

The Government has allocated a total of £1 million to local authorities across the nation in a bid to improve air quality. More than 30 projects have been chosen to receive the fund, which includes £21,305 for a scheme to encourage cycling in Chichester and £23,500 for a study into changing road layouts and HGV […]

Nottingham Playhouse gets £1m for green makeover

An iconic theatre in Nottingham has been awarded a grant worth almost £1 million to help it become more energy efficient. The Nottingham Playhouse (pictured), a Grade II listed building which marks its 50th anniversary this year, was opened in 1963 and the architecture of the theatre makes it expensive to heat and light. It […]

Worried about staying warm this winter?

Are you worried about staying warm this winter? Do you need financial help? Well, a new service is urging householders to call for advice. The Home Heat Helpline provides independent help to people and families on low incomes about managing their energy bills, which includes grants for insulation, rebates and new boilers. Karen Roe, a […]

Yorkshire gear manufacturing company wins £1.2 million Government grant

A UK gear engineering and manufacturing company has won a Government scheme bid to support manufacturers developing next generation offshore wind technology. David Brown Gear Systems has been granted £1.2 million to help develop its 7MW wind turbine gearbox in Yorkshire. The low weight and compact gearbox is expected to improve cost of ownership and […]

Energy distribution entrepreneurs offered £29m fund

Businesses with new ideas for energy distribution could get their hands on a new £29.2million pot from an EU-funded business centre. The Energy Innovation Centre, which is backed by the European Regional Development Fund, says five of the UK’s leading electricity distribution companies will pick where the investment goes, including ScottishPower Energy Networks and UK […]