National Grid secures $743m green loan for 760km undersea electricity cable project

The wire will connect Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire and South Jutland in Denmark and will enable the systems to share enough clean energy to power 1.4 million UK homes

UK net zero aviation takes off with the launch of Jet Zero Council

Project aims for net zero carbon flying and the government has also reiterated its support to a waste-to-jet-fuel project

New 300MW gas peaking plant fired up in Lincolnshire

The £100m facility is highly flexible and will provide backup for renewable generation sources like solar and wind power

Environment Agency sting targets 30 illegal waste sites

Those convicted of illegal waste activity face extensive fines and prison sentences, in some cases

Lincolnshire firm fined £24k for polluting watercourse

A company in Lincolnshire has been ordered to pay £24,000 for polluting a local watercourse. A Hughes & Son (Skellingthrope) Ltd pleaded guilty to a breach of Environmental Permitting Regulations for allowing effluent to flow into a watercourse. That resulted in high levels of ammonia in the water, according to the Environment Agency. Lincoln Magistrates’ […]

£6m tidal gauge to improve UK flood forecasting

A new tidal gauge worth £6 million has been installed in Lincolnshire to help improve flood forecasting. The Environment Agency said it will use the offshore technology to measure tides, predict flooding and assess the impact of climate change more accurately. It has meteorological equipment that will measure wind speed and direction as well as pressure and temperature. […]

Sutton Bridge Power Station to be upgraded

Sutton Bridge Power Station it going to have a major upgrade in 2016. The changes involve significant modifications to its gas turbines, auxiliary plant and control systems. Sutton Bridge Power Station is an 819MW capacity gas-fired Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP). It is located adjacent to the River Nene, approximately 3km from Sutton Bridge in […]

Waste operator fined £19,000 for illegal site

A waste operator has been ordered to pay £19,000 for running an illegal site in Lincolnshire. Barry Patchett failed to apply for the right permits despite advice and guidance from the Environment Agency between 2010 and 2013. The Lincoln Magistrates Court was told no application had ever been received and several failed attempts were made […]

Tough water quality testing begins at Lincolnshire beaches

The Environment Agency has started its annual testing regime to make sure the water on the Lincolnshire coast meets strict quality standards. Samples will be taken in the next five months at nine locations including Cleethorpes (pictured), Skegness, Mablethorpe and Humberston, the Environment Agency said. Sampling and Collection Team Leader Adrian Lack said: “We will […]

France’s Total buys into Lincolnshire shale gas

French oil giant Total has bought a multi-million pound stake in a project prospecting for shale gas in Lincolnshire. Total announced today it has snapped up 40% interest in two shale gas licences which cover 240 km2 in the East Midlands. Under the deal it will spend a minimum of $19.5 million (£12m) in the […]