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New capacity fuels biomass debate

Bio energy’s contribution to the UK energy mix is on the rise - seven per cent of electricity generation in the second quarter of 2014, marking nearly nine per cent increase on the year before. Given that the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) is suggesting that biomass could...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 08/10/2014 - 08:45



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Waste innovation shows the way forward

News that a supermarket outlet has come off the National Grid and is powering itself entirely via anaerobic digestion of its food waste should not come as too much of a surprise - the UN estimates that one third of all food is wasted, and supermarkets are increasingly acknowledging their...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/08/2014 - 08:45



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How your toilet can generate electricity

The At Home with Water report revealed that we flush enough water to fill 300,000 olympic-sized swimming pools down the toilet in the UK every year – the second biggest use of water in the home after taking a shower. There are ways you can mitigate this by changing behaviour and by using water...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 20/06/2014 - 08:45



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UK needs to tap into biofuel potential

The UK is importing biomass for energy that it could be producing itself, according to a new report from The University of Manchester. Almost half of the nation’s energy needs could be met by bio energy with no need to bring in any fuels from abroad at all, it claims. These are big findings and in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 16/04/2014 - 08:45



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Energy needs mean it's no time to waste

Waste-to-energy is something of a holy grail. It’s an opportunity, in theory, to hit two sustainability strikes in one go. Naturally, there are various kinds of waste and various kinds of energy. So what does the future hold? Energy and climate change minister, Michael Fallon, said that he expects...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 17/02/2014 - 08:45