District heat network in Leeds secures £4.2m

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has approved almost £4.2 million to improve the Leeds District Heat Network. The £21.6 million Leeds District Heat Network scheme involves the construction of 4.5 kilometres of insulated underground pipework, connecting the city’s recycling and energy recovery facility. Heat generated at the plant will be piped directly into resident’s homes, helping […]

UK opens its first carton recycling facility

The first facility dedicated to recycling cartons in the UK has officially been opened in Stainland in West Yorkshire. The new plant is expected to significantly boost recycling rates in the country as it is capable of recycling up to 40% – or 25,000 tonnes – of the cartons manufactured in the UK food and […]

Energy services firm ESP bought by Ameresco

British consultancy the Energy Services Partnership (ESP) has been taken under the wing of Ameresco, an American energy efficiency and management advisory group. The risk management firm was bought for an undisclosed amount in a deal described as a “very exciting development in the growth of ESP’s business” by its chief executive Derek Dixon. He […]

Green bank funds West Yorkshire waste energy plant

A waste power plant in West Yorkshire is getting funding from the UK’s Green Investment Bank. The site in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire will recycle, treat waste and generate sustainable power in Wakefield from roughly 200,000 tonnes of solid municipal trash. Shanks Group signed a 25 year contract with Wakefield Council worth an estimated £750million […]