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Energy efficiency is a measure of energy used for delivering a given service. Improving energy efficiency means getting more from the energy that we use. DECC - Energy Efficiency Strategy: 'The Energy Efficiency Opportunity in the UK'

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    Ed

    Even in these modern times, waste remains a part of our daily lives. More
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    Ed

    On 27th July, AHDB Potatoes hosted the Postharvest Showcase in Sutton Bridge. Several members of the GrowSave team were in attendance to promote the project to the Potato sector, and to learn about developments affecting the potato industry. More
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    Ed

    Growers are invited to an event to hear more about the current opportunities for converting to renewable heating systems in protected cropping, or adding to and expanding their existing renewable systems. More
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    Ed

    In the recent edition of Energy News, I wrote an article on how growers might use their glasshouses to generate electricity through the use of solar glass. Translucent solar panels have been developed by Soliculture, an American start-up company, specifically for the greenhouse sector. More
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    Ed

    During a recent GrowSave study tour to Belgium and the Netherlands, I learnt how irrigation practices differ between UK growers and our European neighbours. More
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    Ed

    The term ‘vertical farming’ (VF) can mean different things to different people. For some, it might conjure images of high-rise buildings with ‘green’ sides or roofs, while for others it could mean a high-tech, containerised system. More
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    Oli

    Domestic greenhouses are usually standalone structures found in peoples back gardens, but one family in Stockholm have built their greenhouse around their home. More
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    Ed

    Your car probably has it, so why not your greenhouse? Energy saving is all the rage these days, and rightly so. Everyone is at it, especially ‘heavy’ users such as growers heating greenhouses. I am currently involved with a Growsave project, the aim of which is to reduce energy consumption in greenhouses by optimising the climate control system. More
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    Ed

    Following my recent blogs on the use of robots and technological advancements in farming, it was with interest that I read about the FarmBot Genesis. No, this is not another Terminator film, or the start of the machine uprising, but rather a personal robotic farmer. More
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    Ed

    Geothermal energy, although most effective in regions of volcanic activity where underground temperatures are highest, is an available energy source all around the globe. Whilst the Netherlands (hopefully!) may not be about to erupt, a group of Dutch growers has invested in geothermal energy to heat their greenhouses. More