‘World’s most eco-friendly building’ opened by the Queen

The Queen of England opened the world’s most eco-friendly building in Manchester today. One Angel Square, home to the Co-operative Group’s new offices, is claimed to be the world’s most environmentally friendly building. It houses a CHP (combined heat and power) system that has an efficiency of over 95.16% tested by BREEAM (Building Research Establishment …

Increasing debt swamps Solar PV manufacturing Industry in China.

It is thought that China’s solar panel manufacturing industry is not currently sustainable at its current capacity, following pressure due to a substantial drop in demand. Significant growth in the sector, due to economies across the globe investing heavily in renewable technologies, has resulted in a dramatic drop in prices recently, that European manufacturers blame …

86MW Tidal energy project gets approval from Scottish Government.

MeyGen Ltd has just been granted approval by Fergus Ewing the Scottish Energy Minister, to commence the 86MW project, following the completion of the statutory approval process with the regulator Marine Scotland. This is considered a milestone for the joint venture company, with the development being the first phase of a possible 398MW capacity at …

Biomass News – Drastic drafting error affects all new Biomass RHI appliactions.

Today the new RHI regulations came into force, unfortunately for those who plan to install a biomass boiler, a serious error in the drafting of the new regulations means that all biomass installations up to 500kWth will be prevented from receiving the RHI payment. This is down to errors with elements in the regulations that …