UK solar investment fund buys first project for £12m

A UK solar investment fund – newly listed on the London Stock Exchange – has bought its first plant in Oxfordshire for £12 million, according to reports. Located near Abingdon, it is expected to start generating electricity in October this year and is being constructed for Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) by a Belgian contractor […]

Oxfordshire Council builds AD plant

Oxfordshire County Council has become one of the first local authorities in the UK to establish a purpose-built anaerobic digestion plant. The 30,000-tonne food waste treatment centre at Cassington is the inaugural stage of the council’s plans to generate electricity for 5,000 homes. The facility will be built by Oxfordshire organic waste management specialist Agrivert, […]

Lido gets £140,000 green overhaul

An outdoor swimming pool has opened for the spring and summer after a £140,000 eco-upgrade. Chipping Norton Lido in Oxfordshire is warmed by a ground-source pump using heat from the soil and powered by solar panels on the roof. The project was financed by several grants, including cash from EDF Energy’s Green Fund (£27,500) and […]