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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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  • A GrowSave training day led by Tim Pratt and Jon Swain from Farm Energy Centre, held at Bordon Hill Nurseries in Warwickshire. The training was aimed at ornamentals growers — particularly those who grow energy-intensive crops in late autumn and winter — with a focus on important energy issues to consider when setting up your nursery for the forthcoming season. 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...
  • This Technical Update looks at major developments in greenhouse heating and environmental control that are currently affecting the availability of CO2 for greenhouse atmosphere enrichment. Read More...
  • The government has just confirmed their proposed rates for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for a number of technologies based upon uptake. The numbers show a marked increase in ground source heat pumps (GSHP), solar thermal and large biomass — particularly large biomass, where the rates double from 1. Read More...
  • From 1st April 2013, new rates will apply to payments for renewable heat generation under the government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. Ofgem has increased the rates by 3.1%, in line with the Retail Price Index. For full details about this, click here to visit Ofgem's website. Read More...

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