Suffolk homeowners offered free solar panels

Almost 2,000 homes in Suffolk are being offered free rooftop solar panels. Havebury Housing Partnership has awarded a contract to renewables firm Saving Energy to install the solar arrays. It is urging tenants to take up the offer for the project, which it claims will help them save up to 50% on their electricity bills. […]

Suffolk and Norfolk waste deal extended to 2020

The waste deal between Norfolk and Suffolk has been extended to 2020. The agreement, which was signed until 2016 last year, allows Norfolk County Council to send its waste to a Suffolk facility where it is treated to generate electricity. It processes around 210,000 tonnes of residual waste that Norfolk generates each year. Matthew Hicks, […]

Suffolk to burn Norfolk’s waste to produce energy

The Government has given permission to Norfolk County Council to send its waste to a Suffolk facility where it will be treated to generate electricity. The agreement between the two authorities will see 40,000 tonnes of Norfolk’s household waste being treated at the Great Blakenham waste-to-energy plant in Suffolk. The facility, operated by SITA UK, […]

DECC approves 240-turbine wind farm off Suffolk coast

A huge offshore wind farm which is expected to pump more than £500 million worth of investment into the UK economy has been given the green light by the Government. Developers of the East Anglia One project, located off the coast of Suffolk, plan to install up to 240 turbines – enough to power around […]

Free carbon cutting course opens for Suffolk businesses

Medium-sized businesses in Suffolk can get four days of free advice on how to cut energy with a new scheme backed by the county council. Launching on New Year’s Day (1 Jan 2014), the new programme is open to businesses with between 50 and 250 staff in the coastal county. Eligible companies will get help […]

What’s the carbon footprint of your beer bottle?

You may have had a few bottles of beer over the weekend but have you ever thought about its environmental impact? Well, a Suffolk-based brewery claims to be the first in the UK to have measured the carbon equivalent emissions for the whole lifecycle of its bottled beers. It covers everything from the growth of […]

Santander starts work on 32MW UK solar farm

The largest bank in Spain has started building a giant solar energy farm at a former RAF site in Suffolk. The 31.6MW Broxted Solar Farm will generate 30,200MWh of electricity every year – enough to power 8,000 households – and is expected to cut 33,120 tonnes of carbon dioxide and 94,213 tonnes of nitrogen oxide […]

National Grid picks location for new electricity substation

National Grid has picked a site south of Sudbury as the preferred location for a new electricity substation. The decision follows a public consultation earlier this year to site the substation on a field with an existing 400,000 volt overhead line running through it. The substation is needed as part of a wider overhead line […]

Britain opens world’s second largest offshore wind farm

A 500MW offshore wind farm – the second largest in the world after the London Array in the Thames Estuary – has officially been opened today. Located 23 kilometre off the coast of Suffolk, the £1.3 billion Great Gabbard project has 140 wind turbines, which is expected to generate enough clean electricity to power 530,000 […]

Galloper Wind Farm canters on after permission granted

Today the Energy Secretary gave his permission for a new 504MW offshore wind farm near the Sizewell nuclear plant on the Suffolk coast. Project developers RWE npower renewables and SSE renewables can now canter on with building the Galloper wind farm’s 140 turbines. It could generate enough electricity to power as many as 500,000 homes a […]