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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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  • Yesterday’s spending review contained the Government’s financial plans for improved energy efficiency and renewable energy. Although some detail is missing about how the measures will be achieved, the following points were made: Government will increase funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to £1. Read More...
  • Renewable UK reports that there’s been massive growth in small- and medium-scale rural wind power, with overall installation numbers increasing by 21% in 2012 — an increase of over 3,500 turbines.  But some worries about degression of the Feed-in Tariff rates, and planning and connection problems, might depress the market this year. Read More...
  • For some reason, I’ve always thought Australia to be a bit of a Pariah as far as green energy is concerned. With enormous reserves of open-cast coal, Australia has never had to go far for its generation. It was slow onto the carbon taxation front, and is now back-peddling like mad away from it. Read More...
  • A presentation given by Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett at the TGA's 2013 Conference. This 'Energy Economics Update' presentation looks at recent trends in energy prices, whether Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is still a good energy cost-saving option for tomato growers, and the impact of potential RHI tariff changes on the economics of large-scale biomass and ground source heat pumps. Read More...
  • A presentation given by Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett at the TGA's 2013 Conference, on 26th September 2013. Chris looks at recent trends in energy prices, whether Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is still a good energy cost saving option for tomato growers, and the impact of potential RHI tariff changes on the economics of large-scale biomass and ground source heat pumps. Read More...

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