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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

    In Belgium and the Netherlands horticulture is big business and the facilities tend to be more high-tech than their UK counterparts. During a recent GrowSave study tour I saw some of the advanced technology and practices used by growers, such as LED lighting, diffuse glass and bio-beds for water filtration. 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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    Ed

    Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has been recently developed to help reduce the levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) entering the atmosphere, where it contributes towards the greenhouse effect and climate change. CCS technology can capture up to 90% of CO2 emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels in energy production and other industrial processes. 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

    In the world of energy and climate change, 2020 marks a significant milestone. In accordance with the Renewable Energy Directive, the UK is mandated to produce 15% of its energy from renewable sources. With a starting point of 1.3% in 2005, one of the lowest in the EU, that target might have seemed a long way off. More
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    Jon

    Yesterday’s announcement of the outcomes of the RHI consultation has delivered some clarity on the intentions to continue supporting biomass boilers and biomass CHP. More
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    Tim

    When temperatures took a plunge recently, we could safely say that it’s definitely Triad season. More
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    Ed

    An early form of central heating was developed by the Romans to distribute heat around bathhouses. Fast forward a couple of thousand years and a modern heat network might be in the form of a district heating scheme. This is where a central source supplies heat to an end user, ranging from a single building to a whole city. More
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    Oli

    So, not only did 10% of Iceland’s population travel to France to see their nation play in the world cup, but surprisingly, they also grow bananas. More

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