Researchers to study Sheffield’s energy, resource use

A new project to understand Sheffield’s energy and resource use with the aim of reducing the city’s environmental impact has been launched. The University of Sheffield’s £1.8 million Urban Flow Observatory will create a model using fixed and mobile sensors and thermal cameras attached to drones, balloons and cars to scan the city. That is […]

Sheffield CHP project bags £29.6m

A combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Sheffield is receiving backing from the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB). It is investing £14.6 million in the project and an additional £15 million of private capital has been raise from Equitix Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF). The EEEF is part of Energy Savings Investments (ESI), in which […]

£120m Sheffield biomass plant produces first power

E.ON’s £120 million biomass facility in Sheffield has produced its first power, the energy firm announced. Blackburn Meadows is the Big Six power supplier’s third biomass plant in the UK and has a total capacity of 30MW. It can provide enough energy to power around 40,000 homes and is expected to cut 80,000 tonnes of […]

Government give £10million to cities’ district heating

The Government is taking a leaf out of the Scandinavian nations’ book by funnelling a total of £10 million into district heat network schemes around the country, it announced yesterday afternoon. Some of the country’s biggest cities – Manchester, Leeds (Leeds civic hall is pictured), Newcastle, Sheffield and Nottingham – will divvy up £1million to […]

Sheffield’s finest: Jess Ennis, Henderson’s Relish and Energy Cost Advisors!

Sheffield based energy consultant, Energy Cost Advisors (ECA), held a prize draw at our very own Energy Live 2012 conference held in November last year to celebrate the fantastic summer of sport. Mike Davies (pictured), Site Purchasing Lead for Solutia UK Ltd, Newport (a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company) won a painting of Golden Girl […]

Do you live in a green power city?

Do you live in a green power city? Eight core cities across the country are pushing forward the Government’s low carbon ambitions, new research suggests. Faye Scott, who wrote the “Green cities” report for Green Alliance, looked at the deals done between the Government and these cities to pull the UK out of recession – and […]

£12m boost to kick-start Green Deal in cities

The Government has announced a £12 million fund to help cities kick-start the Green Deal. Seven cities across England which have put forward proposals to cut their carbon emissions will receive a share of the fund. The cash is expected to help test key elements of the Green Deal like assessment and installation and provide […]

Sheffield’s future biomass plant in pictures

Pictures of what Sheffield’s future biomass plant will look like have been released by the plant operator E.ON. The renewable energy plant will begin construction at the end of November. The £120m plant will generate up to 30MW, enough to power 40,000 homes, by converting UK-sourced recycled waste wood into electricity. Clive Betts, MP for […]

London retrofit scheme gets £2m cash boost

Hundreds of London’s public buildings such as fire stations and hospitals will get an energy makeover following a £2.7m boost for the capital’s RE:FIT climate change programme. RE:FIT is Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s scheme to help public organisations give their buildings an energy overhaul and includes fitting solar panels, insulation and smart meters. The […]

Forgemasters in £30m India deal

A week after Sheffield Forgemasters had a loan cancelled by the government, the company has clinched a £30m deal with India’s largest power equipment maker. Last week Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said he was scrapping a loan for a 15,000 tonne press that was promised by the Labour government. But this week […]