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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

A picture of a wind turbine against a blue sky

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

Straw for the production of cellulosic ethanol - photo Novozymes

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

John Lewis warms up company spa with biomass boiler

Hot water and underfloor heating at Bala Lake site in Wales powered by 26 tonnes of locally-sourced wood

13 May 2014

Asda supplier cuts ribbon on food waste-to-energy plant

QV Foods and Tamar Energy announces official launch of 1.5MW anaerobic digestion facility

07 May 2014

Bacardi downs environmental impact with Good Spirited plan

Sustainability strategy marries founding principles of 152-year-old company with modern realities of scarce resources

02 May 2014

Green Investment Bank aims to turn Northern Ireland's farm waste into energy

Chief exec Shaun Kingsbury reveals plans to help farmers in the province install a series of on-site anaerobic digestion plants

28 Apr 2014

Scotland enlists universities in low-carbon push

Strathclyde, Stirling and St Andrews universities share £20m in funding for innovative carbon-reduction projects

28 Apr 2014

UK heralds 'green energy investment boom' with boost for major projects

Five offshore wind and three biomass schemes first to be awarded long-term contracts under electricity market reforms

23 Apr 2014

National Trust starts pumping green power into to the grid

Charity's new company to sell renewable energy to Good Energy from a range of projects, including solar, hydro, and biomass schemes

23 Apr 2014

Is Europe's greenest data centre heading to Scotland?

AOC Group unveils plans for a 100 per cent renewables-powered data centre, which could underline Scotland's potential as a green data centre hub

22 Apr 2014

DECC dishes out reeds-to-energy wetland funding

Three companies become the latest firms to be awarded a share of over £1.3m to support development of wetlands bio-energy technology

17 Apr 2014

Wales cuts ribbon on first food waste anaerobic digestion plant

Prosiect GwyriAD comes online, as Green Gas Certification Scheme confirms supply is set to increase to 400 million kWh by next year

15 Apr 2014

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