A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future. Barack Obama
  • At the end of February 2014, twenty growers and horticultural industry professionals from the UK visited Ontario and British Columbia on a greenhouse horticulture study tour, organised by the GrowSave team. The group visited 14 organisations which comprised of nurseries, R&D facilities and industry suppliers.
  • Updates to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) came into effect on 1st July 2014. The changes included increased tariff rates, new technology eligibility and modified qualification rules.
  • Although the flue gasses from a biomass boiler are rich in carbon dioxide, they must be cleaned before they can be used for greenhouse enrichment. A system that does this is the ProSelect GC6, and the only nursery worldwide using the equipment is in Vancouver, Canada.
  • A presentation given by Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett at the TGA's 2013 Conference, on 26th September 2013.
  • The choice of boiler depends on the type of fuel to be used. You must ensure that the fuel you have chosen and the equipment you are thinking about buying are compatible.
  • Before going ahead with a project, it is essential to carry out a full economic appraisal as part of the planning process.
  • The European Commission’s Renewable Energy Directive puts the UK on a path to sourcing 15% of all its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
  • Similar to the Feed-in Tariffs for renewable electricity, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is aimed at significantly increasing the proportion of heat generated from renewable sources. It is a commitment by the government to long-term financial support, paying a fixed amount per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of heat produced over a 20-year term, adjusted each year for inflation.