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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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  • 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...
  • Many species of birds are unaffected by onshore wind farms, according to a new study carried out by researchers working for UK bird charities. Scientists with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) found that, in many cases, building the turbines was actually more disruptive to birds than operating them. 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...
  • A long-term obstacle that has been preventing many proposed wind farms from going ahead has now been removed, thanks to a new ‘wind turbine-friendly’ radar. Currently, a large number of planned wind turbines are on hold, or have been rejected during the planning process, because of issues with disrupting radar at local airports or Ministry of Defence (MoD) sites. Read More...