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Energy efficiency is not just low-hanging fruit; it is fruit on the ground. Stephen Chu, US Secretary of Energy

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  • On Tuesday 8th April around 20 growers joined us for a visit to R&L Holt’s Springhill Nursery near Evesham. The event was organised to show how the site has integrated an Anaerobic Digester (AD) with the energy needs of tomato growing.   Read More...
  • In this Technical Update, we take a detailed look at biomass heating systems - and what you need to know if you're thinking of installing one. The Update looks at the differences between biomass fuels, how to size a biomass boiler system, emissions standards, and financial subsidies for renewable heat available under the RHI scheme. Read More...
  • Today saw the launch of the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) — a new fund that will help rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects. This means that communities can get funding for initial investigations into the feasibility of a renewable energy project, and some of the subsequent planning costs. Read More...
  • It is very important to understand your actual heat demand pattern in as much detail as possible. Simplistic comparisons with existing equipment sizes can be misleading. To size your boiler correctly: Assess the weekly heat demand across the year and then the pattern of heat use within a day. Read More...
  • The choice of boiler depends on the type of fuel to be used. You must ensure that the fuel you have chosen and the equipment you are thinking about buying are compatible. There are some boilers that have multi-fuel capability, but only operate within certain parameters. Read More...