National Grid invests £130m in overhead line refurbishment

National Grid is undertaking a project to refurbish and reinforce the overhead line network, spanning 170 kilometres between Lincoln and Stevenage

Hertfordshire lights up streets with LED upgrades

The switch to LED street lighting is expected to eliminate almost 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and save Hertfordshire’s taxpayers around £5m a year

Hertfordshire Council lights up with £5m a year energy savings

Its switch to LEDs and part-night lighting policy has also helped avoid almost 12,000 tonnes of CO2 a year

Essex and Hertfordshire partner to go smart

Essex County Council and Hertfordshire County Council have said they will work together to develop and deploy smart technologies in their local areas

Veolia wins £1bn Hertfordshire waste contract

Veolia has won a contract worth £1 billion to provide waste to energy services to Hertfordshire County Council. It will invest in a new energy recovery facility, which will process 350,000 tonnes of waste and generate as much as 33.5MW of electricity every year. The waste management firm expects the 30-year contract to create more […]

UK firm fined £18k for illegal waste storage

A Hertfordshire company has been fined £18,000 after pleading guilty to illegally storing waste. Eastside 2000 Limited (E2L) was ordered to pay £7,732.75 in costs as well as a £120 victim surcharge by the Hereford Magistrates’ Court. The offence took place at a site off Fordshill Road in Hereford. The charges were brought by the Environment […]

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 […]

Hertfordshire Hospital scalpels energy and water costs by £650k

A hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire run by the NHS hopes to scalpel more than £650,000 off its energy, hot water and water bill a year after upgrading its energy centre earlier this year. Lister Hospital’s new energy centre has a new 1.4 MWe combined heat and power (CHP) unit and three new boilers will supply […]

Permit granted to operate Hertfordshire recycling facility

A waste management firm has been granted permission to operate a proposed recycling and energy recovery plant in Hertfordshire. The facility in New Barnfield, Hatfield (pictured) is expected to have the capacity to process 380,000 tonnes of waste and create around 350 jobs during the construction phase. The permit from the Environment Agency for Veolia […]