UK pledges £30m for rural energy in Tanzania

The UK Government is to provide £30 million for rural energy projects in Tanzania in the next five years. According to the Rural Energy Agency (REA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Energy and Minerals of Tanzania, the UK is providing the funding through its Department for International Development. The main objective of the […]

US provides $68m for rural energy projects

Businesses in the US are expected to save nearly $45 billion (£27.6bn) on their energy bills, thanks to funding announced for energy efficiency and renewable projects. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $68 million (£41.6m) for 540 projects across the country through its Rural Energy for America Programme (REAP). Projects include installing biomass, […]

Biomass cuts historic gardens’ heat bill

Biomass is helping to cut heating bills on the estate of some historic water gardens in the UK. Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire has harnessed wood chip burning technology to cut bills dramatically. The 500kW biomass boiler heats a number of glasshouses, teaching rooms and a visitor centre, a set of offices, shops and the main house […]

Biomass has been the “Cinderella” of renewables too long

Biomass has been the “Cinderella” of renewables too long, according to the Managing Director of an energy firm which has been selling the technology for a decade. Paul Clark of Melton Mowbray-based Rural Energy, part of the Myriad CEG group, believes the technology has been pushed out of the headlines by solar and wind. Biomass […]