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A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future. Barack Obama

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  • Over the last few years, traditional sources of energy have become so expensive that reducing energy costs, consumption, and doing more with the energy used on site has become de rigeur for many companies. For example, there are many in the greenhouse industry who have shortened cropping periods, grow at lower temperatures or even change cropping type to save on energy. Read More...
  • The government is backing a new UK solar energy research facility, which will aim to create a hub of solar energy expertise. The National Solar Centre will open in April this year, and will be run by the Building Research Establishment (BRE). In light of the UK's target of 22 GW of solar installation capacity by 2020, the centre aims to enable the solar industry to reach its highest performance potential, through work such as optimising long-term solar performance, creating best quality assurance, and providing design advice, product knowledge and technical standards. Read More...
  • A presentation on renewable energy investment options given by Farm Energy Centre's Technical Director, Tim Pratt, at the British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) Conference, on 7th - 8th February 2012. The presentation looks at: Green subsidies - ROCs, Feed-in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive; and Technologies - anaerobic digestion, wind, solar photo-voltaics (PV) and biomass boilers   Read More...