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Why renewable methane fuel smells like a rose

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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

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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

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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

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

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