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End to tax relief for anaerobic digestion puts £130m potential investment at risk

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Industry hits out at Chancellor's plans to exclude technology from investment tax breaks, warning emerging sector will be hit hard

15 Dec 2014

Drax: Biomass plans still on track despite subsidy rule changes

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Government wants to change law so that it can reduce future subsidies for biomass co-firing plants under Renewable Obligation scheme

12 Dec 2014

Bioenergy - the need for fact not fiction

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Dr Nina Skorupska of the REA argues that the government's fudged policies on biomass are undermining a cost-effective and sustainable source of clean energy

03 Dec 2014

PensionDenmark leads £160m investment in East Anglian biomass plant

Danish companies back new 44MW straw powered boiler in Snetterton

25 Nov 2014

Green Investment Bank backs £110m waste wood to energy project

Widnes power plant expected to save 1.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions

24 Nov 2014

Nestlé tastes sweet success with on-site green energy plant

Anaerobic digestor set to generate £350,000 of revenue for Rolo and Fruit Pastilles factory

21 Nov 2014

Report: Drax's biomass plans could slash decarbonisation costs compared to offshore wind

Frontier Economics report calculates it would cost £900m more to deliver the same level of offshore wind power as provided by 500MW of biomass conversion projects

04 Nov 2014

Green Investment Bank toasts latest green whisky distillery project

Royal Brackla Distillery in Nairn becomes latest site to benefit from GIB-backed biomass boiler investment

28 Oct 2014

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News and analysis exploring the challenges businesses face as they seek to tackle global deforestation

27 Oct 2014

Why renewable methane fuel smells like a rose

Forming a closed-loop system, renewable natural gas is the most sustainable fuel available. How can we get a big RNG initiative moving?

10 Oct 2014

Green energy contracts bad for consumers, MPs say

Government failed to achieve competitive prices and spent too much of its budget in awarding £16.6bn of early contracts, report claims

03 Oct 2014

How Champneys biomass boilers highlight renewable heat incentive opportunity

Neil Eckert of Aggregated Micro Power explains how his business is aiming to expand the renewable heat market

01 Oct 2014

Bernard Matthews talking turkey on greener future

Turkey producer hatches range of renewable energy schemes set to lay foundation for carbon neutral operations push

29 Sep 2014

Biomass could provide 20 per cent of global electricity by 2030

IRENA report predicts "auspicious" future for sustainable burning of plants, wood, and agricultural residues

26 Sep 2014

How 'clean tech 2.0' could reshape the global economy

But Climate-KIC report says greater collaboration and 'co-opetition' is needed to help green start-ups reach their potential

08 Sep 2014

Sustainable whisky brings Treasury and Green Investment Bank together

New £74m biomass project at Speyside distillery secures funding from government, Green Investment Bank and investor John Laing

19 Aug 2014

How Innasol helped warm up the green heat market

BusinessGreen Leaders fast-track company of 2014 may have recorded stellar growth, but it knows the renewable heat industry still has a long way to go

19 Aug 2014

Government slashes red tape for sustainable biomass suppliers

DECC confirms exemptions for Timber Standard for arboricutural residues and land restoration projects

14 Aug 2014

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