Retailers and packaging firms to tackle ‘on-the-go’ recycling in Leeds pilot

The trial will last for six months and will include the installation of new facilities and engaging communication activities

Leeds hots up with new £35m district heating project

The project is expected to deliver savings of between 10% to 25% per year on energy bills as well as reduce carbon emissions

Leeds to trial vehicle tech that switches to electric engines in polluted areas

Leeds City Council is to trial a smart technology in vehicles that triggers engines to switch to zero emission in heavily polluted areas. Cenex said a consortium of automotive innovators, co-ordinated by intelligent mobility experts, Transport Systems Catapult, will collaborate to capture real-time air quality readings to make the switch. The project aims to offer […]

New facility to work towards UK hydrogen gas grid

The North of England’s gas distributor has launched a new facility to support converting the gas grid to hydrogen. Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has officially launched its H21 Project Office in Leeds, which it hopes will help establish the city and wider region as the UK’s centre of excellence for hydrogen energy. The office will […]

Leeds opens recycling and energy recovery facility

A recycling and energy recovery facility has officially been opened in Leeds. It will process all of the household black bin waste from across the city, separating out recyclable materials and then recovering what is left to generate energy. It is expected to generate 11MW of energy – enough electricity to power 22,000 homes – […]

New energy firm created to offer cheaper tariffs in Yorkshire

Leeds City Council has created a new energy company to offer households across the Yorkshire region “fairer and more transparent energy tariffs”. It has teamed up with Robin Hood Energy, a not-for-profit energy supplier run by Nottingham City Council, to create White Rose Energy. The new firm claims its tariffs are open to all and they […]

Thumbs up for Yorkshire Water’s £72m AD plant

Leeds City Council has given the green light for the construction of a £72 million sludge treatment and anaerobic digestion (AD) facility. The council has approved Yorkshire Water’s proposals for the bioenergy site, which is expected to help the utility reduce 15% of carbon emissions. The new facility will replace the existing sludge and bio-solid […]

Leeds to get its first wind farm

The first wind farm in the Leeds metropolitan area should be working by the end of the year. Swedish company Vattenfall has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to buy electricity from the five-turbine Hook Moor Wind Farm. Work on the site is already underway and it is set to be fully operational by the […]

Leeds data centre plans to recycle heat in district heating scheme

The owner of two data centres in Leeds is planning to recycle its waste heat to power a district heating scheme. Telecoms business aql will build a prototype district heating scheme at its two data centres on the south bank of Leeds with air conditioning and IT cooling firm Airedale International. They want to find […]

Driving trains the green way…

Can driving trains more efficiently save both money and energy? Vicky Ellis investigates.