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UK: Carbon challenge presents on-farm opportunity

Farmers could play a significant part in decarbonisation of the UK’s national heat supply, according to Dr Jonathan Scurlock, Chief Adviser for Renewable Energy and Climate Change at the NFU.“As the voice of British farming, the NFU has a desire to see profitable, resilient and diversified farm businesses.....

Netherlands: EU approves aid for CO2 transport infrastructure

The European Commission said on November 29 that the EC has approved, under EU State aid rules, Dutch plans to grant €3.1 million of public support to the company OCAP CO2 B, for the construction of CO2 transport infrastructure in PrimA4a, in the Greenport of Aalsmeer.This measure is expected to reduce 21.....

US (MA): $900K subsidy for agricultural clean energy projects

The Baker-Polito Administration awarded 38 grants totaling $908,259 to Massachusetts farmers to implement renewable energy systems and improve energy efficiency on farms. The farms receiving funding are projected to save farmers over $200,000 annually and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 660 tons each.....

KenGen eyes more revenues with new subsidiary

Power producer KenGen says it is awaiting regulatory approvals to launch a subsidiary that will oversee its non-electricity generating business.The subsidiary, named KenGen Energy Services (KES), will handle diversified business segments that will be hived off from KenGen, leaving the mother company to.....

UK: Looking after your biomass boiler

The latest GrowSave event focused on how operators of biomass boilers can ensure they are getting the most out of their equipment. Many growers and businesses have installed biomass boilers in recent years, taking advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. However, those who operate the heating.....

Global light pollution increases 1.8% every year

The phenomenon ‘lighting revolution’, which is translated as the transition from high-energy lighting to LED, has the reduction of energy consumption as one of its main goals. At the same time, cheaper light leads to more light.This assumption is based on a recent study by Science Advances, they observed.....

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CAN (ON): No more incentives for fossil fuel-based CHPs

Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan emphasized the need to increase the use of low-carbon technology, such as solar panels and heat pumps, in homes and businesses. Several programs to increase energy choices for Ontarians are being introduced, funded by the proceeds from auctions in the carbon market.The.....