UK’s ‘biggest solar park’ faces sunny future

A staggering 880,000 solar panels will be installed in the Kent countryside

Blaise Biogas AD plant in Kent seeks environmental permit

A consultation on the application is now open, with the local community invited to give their views until 31st January 2020

Google expands online tool providing climate-relevant data to UK cities

The Environmental Insights Explorer uses unique Google data sources and modelling capabilities to produce estimates of emissions and renewable energy potential

Paper mill owner to tear down emissions with new CHP plant

The 75MW facility will replace the existing CHP plant at the Kemsley Mill site in Kent

A day at Ashford Peaking Power Plant

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Plans for UK’s biggest solar farm in Kent

A solar power plant that would be the UK’s biggest is being planned for Kent. Developers Hive Energy and Wirsol Energy expect to install solar panels across 890 acres – equivalent to more than 400 football pitches. They would generate enough electricity to power aorund 110,000 households. Battery storage could also be incorporated to provide […]

Water saving trial makes a splash in Kent

A new water saving trial has been launched by Southern Water in Kent. It has joined forces with energy efficiency investment firm Cenergist and housing association AmicusHorizon to help householders reduce their water use by up to 20%. At least 500 residents across the Isle of Sheppey will receive free water-saving products on taps, toilets […]

GIB provides £10.2m for Kent’s street lights

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) is investing £10.2 million in a street lighting project in Kent. The money will part-fund Kent County Council’s £40 million project, which involves the replacement of 120,000 traditional streetlights with LED alternatives. It also includes the installation of a central management system to increase the efficiency of the local authority’s […]

Veolia wins £8m deal to treat Kent waste

Kent County Council has awarded Veolia a contract to treat 11,000 tonnes of waste every year. The five-year deal worth £8 million will divert materials previously sent to landfill to the Hersden Refuse Derived Fuel Plant for treatment. They will then be converted to renewable energy. The contract begins on 1st July and includes the […]

Work starts on £140m biomass plant in Kent

The construction of a £140 million biomass plant has started in Kent. The facility, which is expected to have a capacity of 16MW of power and 11MW of heat, will power a science and technology park called Discovery Park located in the county. Around 300 jobs will be created during construction and 30 full time […]