Batteries deployed at Yorkshire hydropower schemes

Each lithium-ion battery unit has a capacity of more than 1,200kWh and will provide balancing services to National Grid

Third Energy delays Yorkshire fracking plans

The company has removed additional “key equipment” from the site at Kirby Misperton

Plans for £10m pellet plant in East Yorkshire

Plans to build a £10 million pellet plant in East Yorkshire have been announced. Believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, Y Pellets expects the facility to “revolutionise supply” to the nation’s biomass energy market. Once up and running next year, the plant to be developed at Goole 36 in East […]

Eggborough coal plant to close with 130 job losses

The Eggborough coal-fired power station in Yorkshire is to shut down after failing to secure new supply contracts for backup power next winter. The plant, which started producing electricity in 1970, is capable of supplying 5% of power in the UK – enough electricity for two million homes. Owner Eggborough Power Ltd, which has a […]

Leeds building firm fined £120k for water pollution

A Leeds-based house building company has been fined £120,000 for illegally polluting a watercourse with run-off from a Huddersfield construction site. The Environment Agency prosecuted Harron Homes Limited after it failed to control silt water escaping from its Farriers Croft estate in Yorkshire on a number of occasions. This polluted water then entered a tributary of […]

Third Energy’s Yorkshire fracking plans approved

The Environment Agency has approved Third Energy’s plans to frack in North Yorkshire. The energy firm intends to extract shale gas at its site at Kirby Misperton. Its Hydraulic Fracture Plan, which set out how the firm would control and monitor the process, has been given the green light following a “thorough” assessment. A spokesperson […]

INEOS granted permit for exploratory borehole in South Yorkshire

An environmental permit has been granted to INEOS to drill an exploratory borehole at a site in South Yorkshire. It comes after a similar licence was given by the Environment Agency to allow it to drill at a site in Derbyshire earlier this month. The ‘Standard Rules’ permit allows the company to carry out drilling […]

Yorkshire’s largest hydropower plant officially opened

The biggest ever hydropower plant to be built in Yorkshire has officially been opened. The 500kW Kirkthorpe scheme, four miles east of Wakefield, has a turbine with the capability of generating enough electricity to supply 800 homes. Barn Energy claims 88% of the contracts for the £5.3 million plant have been placed with British companies. […]

Bid to overturn fracking in Yorkshire dismissed

A bid to overturn a fracking project in North Yorkshire has been dismissed. Fossil fuel firm Third Energy was granted permission earlier this year to frack just a quarter of the mile from the village of Kirby Misperton, a decision that was met with anger from local residents. A number of these residents teamed up with Friends of the Earth to challenge the decision by […]

New energy firm created to offer cheaper tariffs in Yorkshire

Leeds City Council has created a new energy company to offer households across the Yorkshire region “fairer and more transparent energy tariffs”. It has teamed up with Robin Hood Energy, a not-for-profit energy supplier run by Nottingham City Council, to create White Rose Energy. The new firm claims its tariffs are open to all and they […]