Biogas plant in UK to run on cheese

A new anaerobic digestion plant in the UK will use cheese residue to generate clean power. Clearfleau will soon launch an anaerobic digestion plant to provide the UK’s gas grid with biomethane and will generate this biogas exclusively from cheese production residue. The facility, which is located in Cumbria, will use feedstock such as process rinses from the local Aspatria cheese creamery site, owned by dairy giant First Milk. The plant is expected to provide over three million pounds in cost savings and revenue. The facility in Cumbria, UK was…

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Over 400 UK churches make green energy switch

The Big Church Switch initiative has been successful. More than 400 churches in the United Kingdom are planning to make the switch to green energy to obtain the power they need for light and heat, as part of the Big Church Switch, a clean energy initiative launched by two Christian charities – Tearfund and Christian Aid – back in February. The initiative urged UK churches and households to use renewable sources of power instead of fossil fuels to help reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change. The hundreds of churches…

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Green technology could lead to massive employment opportunity in Britain

Thousands of jobs could be created in Northern England from new power station project. Yorkshire, England could develop into a global center for the embryonic CCS (carbon capture and storage) industry with the building of a new power station, a green technology project which received millions of pounds in funding from the European Union (EU) and could eventually employ thousands of people in the region. The EU is to support the project by providing £200 million in funds. Called the White Rose Project, the power station will be constructed near…

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Waste to energy facility opens in UK

New renewable energy plant is designed to maximize recycling. The 26 MW (megawatt) waste to energy (W2E) plant was officially opened by Veolia Environmental Services in Staffordshire, UK and was developed to process approximately 300,000 tons of residual waste annually as part of Staffordshire Country Council’s “Zero Waste to Landfill” strategy and its 70 percent recycle rate objective. The W2E facility will help manage increasing domestic waste issues. Veolia’s executive vice president for Ireland and the UK Estelle Brachlianoff stated, “The development of the new plant is all part of…

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Alternative energy news: UK hosts largest energy storage experiment in Europe

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UK to host large-scale energy storage experiment The United Kingdom is set to play host to the largest renewable energy storage experiment in Europe. The country has established a strong presence in the clean energy sector through the support it has shown to various forms of alternative energy. Because the UK is becoming more reliant of sustainable power, it has been considered the ideal location for the energy storage experiment, which comes from three companies: S&C Electric Europe, Samsung SDI, and Younicos. Storage continues to prove itself as a major…

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Renewable energy and sustainability take a step forward in UK

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UK continues to show strong support for renewable energy and sustainable construction Sustainability is not solely achieved through the adoption of renewable energy. Finding ways to use environmentally friendly materials in construction is also a step toward sustainability that often goes overlooked in the flood of attention that renewable energy receives. In the United Kingdom, construction is beginning to see something of a revolution as more focus begins to be put on sustainability and the use of clean technologies and materials. The University of East Anglia has recently won approval…

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Renewable energy support evolving in the UK

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Nuclear giving way to other forms of renewable energy The United Kingdom has made no secret of its plans to develop new nuclear energy systems within its borders in the coming years. The country has a strong need to move away from fossil-fuels and believes that nuclear energy is a viable way to accomplish this goal, despite some of the risks associated with the use of this renewable power and some opposition from the general public. The cost of other forms of renewable energy is dropping rapidly, however, which may…

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Energy efficiency in the UK gains more financial support

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Green Deal energy efficiency program gains momentum Energy efficiency is becoming a big deal for many developed countries interested in reducing emissions and breaking ties with fossil-fuels. In the United Kingdom, the so called Green Deal energy efficiency program has been gaining momentum. The program was launched by the country’s Department of Energy and Climate Change in October 2012, and has recently received approval from the European Union. The program aims to address the issue of energy efficiency throughout the country through the issuance of loans to properties taking energy…

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Hydrogen fuel could transform transportation in the UK

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Study forecasts the rise of hydrogen fuel UKH2Mobility, a consortium of 11 automakers operating in the United Kingdom, has released a new, government-industry study concerning the future of hydrogen fuel in transportation. The study suggests that hydrogen fuel is on the verge of making major progress in the UK and could soon revolutionize transportation throughout the country. Hydrogen is already strongly supported by the auto industry, but is only now beginning to see signs of acceptance among consumers. Study predicts more than 1.5 million hydrogen-powered vehicles to be active in…

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Tidal energy may be the right decision for the UK

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Tidal energy could be a major benefit for the UK The United Kingdom may hold vast potential in terms of tidal energy, according to a new report from researchers with the University of Southampton. The report highlights the prospects of tidal energy and how the United Kingdom can benefit from its use. Researchers believe that a significant portion of the UK’s energy needs can be met through the use of tidal energy, but that the government has not yet shown enough support to make this type of alternative energy a…

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Alternative energy gaining traction in the UK

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UK alternative energy use on the rise The United Kingdom has been investing more heavily in alternative energy in recent months. Throughout 2012, the government has been showing a strong interest in alternative energy, especially in terms of offshore wind power. The Department of Energy and Climate Change, which has been a strong advocate for the adoption of alternative energy in the UK, has announced that the country has reached a significant milestone in its use of clean power. 12% of country’s power comes from alternative energy sources According to…

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Norwich Research Park may be the cleanest building in the UK

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Norwich Research Park aims to set a new standard in green construction The United Kingdom’s University of East Anglia will soon be home to the most energy efficient building in the country. The Norwich Research Park Enterprise Center will be built at the university and cost approximately $30 million. The facility is expected to be the “greenest” building ever constructed in the United Kingdom, employing various energy efficient practices and environmentally friendly materials in its construction. The building may also consume very little energy, if it can meet with efficient…

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Alternative energy continues to grow in support in the UK

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Government shows keen interest in prospects of alternative energy Support for alternative energy has been growing in the United Kingdom. The country is home to several energy projects that involve wind, solar, and hydrogen fuel, all backed by the government. The United Kingdom has lofty goals in mind when it comes to alternative energy and emissions reduction, thus the support for clean power has been growing in recent years. The economic prospects of adopting alternative energy have also not gone unnoticed. IBM teams with the Defense Infrastructure Organization IBM, one…

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UK introduces Energy Efficiency Strategy

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Energy Efficiency Strategy launched by UK government The United Kingdom has several ambitious alternative energy and environmentally friendly initiatives it is currently pursuing. The country has become one of the largest supporters of wind and solar power in the world and continues to look for ways to promote energy efficiency and cut consumption and emissions. The UK government has launched a new strategy that aims to add further momentum to these initiatives. The strategy is called the Energy Efficiency Strategy and aims to save the country the equivalent of 22…

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Lark Energy wins approval for large solar energy project in UK

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Lark Energy solar energy systems one step closer to reality The largest solar energy project in the United Kingdom has moved one step closer to becoming a reality this week. Lark Energy, the company behind the project, has received approval for the initiative from the Charnwood Borough Council, the organization responsible for the land that the project will call home. The United Kingdom has become  a strong supporter of solar energy in recent years. The country’s focus on alternative energy is part of its efforts to attain sustainability and become…

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Technology Strategy Board launches competitions to support hydrogen fuel

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Technology Strategy Board aims to boost alternative energy in the UK The Technology Strategy Board, a public organization that aims to stimulate business innovation in the alternative energy sector, has announced that it will be investing more than $6 million into major research and development projects concerning alternative energy in the United Kingdom. The funding will help those in charge of these various projects better understand how they can incorporate clean energy into their efforts. The UK is currently home to a burgeoning alternative energy industry, and the funding from…

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