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Sustainable whisky brings Treasury and Green Investment Bank together

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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

Silvio Spiess and David Rae of Innasol

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

Tree felling in Richmond Park for biomass energy centre at Heathrow Airport

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

14 Aug 2014

Court of Appeal ruling deals blow to Drax biomass plans

Shares in Drax plunge as court reverses previous judgment, leaving company unable to access financial support contract for biomass conversion project

07 Aug 2014

Corporate demand sparks wood heat sector to 1GW mark

There are now over 4,900 commercial wood heat systems accredited under the Renewable Heat Incentive

05 Aug 2014

ThaiBev distillery to toast greener gin with new biomass boiler

Green Investment Bank helps fund switch from oil boilers to biomass at Balmenach distillery in Speyside

30 Jul 2014

Drax biomass plans bolstered as new calculator highlights emissions-saving potential

Government-backed report concludes that sustainable biomass can cut carbon emissions, but fears remain that some projects could lead to higher emissions

24 Jul 2014

TGE Group reveals plan to deliver green 'flower power'

Major project to supply nearly 5,000MWh of clean energy to Nocton Nurseries in a bid to slash carbon emissions

24 Jul 2014

Foreign investment in UK green energy climbs

New figures reveal overseas investors backed 61 UK renewable energy projects last year

21 Jul 2014

Drax celebrates biomass subsidy court victory

High Court rules coal-to-biomass conversion project was eligible for government subsidy support

14 Jul 2014

Community biomass scheme to power Highland homes

Houses in new Aviemore development will have all their heating and hot water provided by a single biomass heating network

03 Jul 2014

Green energy contracts too generous, National Audit Office says

Industry moves to defend contracts for offshore wind and biomass projects against NAO claim they may have inflated costs for consumers

27 Jun 2014

Eco2 warns policy reforms are chopping down UK biomass market

Welsh company says changes to subsidy regime will make many planned sustainable biomass power plants unviable

18 Jun 2014

Newly launched Wood Heat Association promises biomass industry boost

New REA-affiliated body formed to represent expanding biomass boiler industry and associated supply chain

23 May 2014

Wood heat: Breaking into the big time

Julian Morgan-Jones of the newly launched Wood Heat Association argues that biomass heat technologies are poised to move into the mainstream

23 May 2014

Green Investment Bank tops up whisky biomass project

Bank confirms that £5m of funding for energy efficient boilers will be matched by private sector investment

21 May 2014

Green groups issue warning over EU biomass plans

Studies commissioned by NGOs warn EU demand for wood and energy crops will outstrip available resources

21 May 2014

Green Investment Bank finances £15m London waste-to-energy plant

New 1.2MW plant will turn 30,000 tonnes of food waste into electricity and domestic garden waste into compost

13 May 2014

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