Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Rolling countryside fields with grass and crops
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by Ed Shuldham

Reduce your carbon emissions from your farm

It is hard not to come across the topic of carbon emissions in agriculture now, with its coverage in both the national and the farming press. Just last week there was an announcement in the Farmers Weekly that the National Trust’s own organic arable farm had become carbon negative.
Thursday, 10 September 2020
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by Jenny Beynon

Heat pumps key to London’s net zero ambition

Read our top five energy-related news stories from the last couple of weeks. Energy is always in the news in one way or another, from renewable energy technology advancements and the latest from the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to advancements in energy saving and sustainability. In this blog, we
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Countryside view with stone wall in the front and rolling hills behind.
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by Steve Leil

New CCL Scheme deadline extended

In the Spring Budget 2020, the government announced the CCA scheme would be extended for two years. A consultation on the changes has recently been carried out and based on responses, the UK government has made the following decisions:  
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
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by Steven Jackson

Would you like to use less energy and save money?

Being more energy efficient is becoming more important to farmers and growers as the NFU aims to reach its target of the industry achieving net zero by 2040. A good way to start becoming more efficient is through an onsite energy audit which not only helps you use less energy but can also help you
Thursday, 23 July 2020
The outside of a large greenhouse growing tomatoes with blue sky behind
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by Jon Swain

How retailers collaborating on decarbonisation could impact horticulture

Twenty retail businesses have recently joined forces through the British Retail Consortium (BRC), pledging to develop a blueprint for decarbonisation of the industry. Among the signatories are several supermarkets that have committed to reducing emissions not only in their shops but also through
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
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by Mike Bond

Does SECR affect you?

Large companies are now required to comply with the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) scheme, which came into effect on 01 April 2019. SECR replaced the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), and although designed to simplify energy and carbon reporting for large organisations, SECR
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
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by Steve Leil

Climate Change Agreement scheme two-year extension announced

In the Spring Budget 2020, the Government announced the CCA scheme would be extended for two years. Details of the proposed changes are now starting to emerge:
Thursday, 04 June 2020
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by Eirinn Rusbridge

Going further with calculating carbon emissions

Interest in calculating carbon emissions has been recently gathering pace, with lively discussions at the NFU conference and the launch of the Net Zero: Farm Status Indicator.
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
People looking at an example of vertical farming
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by Jenny Beynon

Is vertical farming the future of horticulture?

We are often led to believe that the future of horticulture will be vertical farming (VF) facilities growing crops in soilless substrates, using systems such as hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics. The nature of VF usually means a completely controlled environment, requiring lighting, irrigation
Thursday, 21 May 2020
Countryside view with stone wall in the front and rolling hills behind.
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by Steve Leil

New lease of life for Climate Change Levy discount

In the Spring Budget, the Government announced a two-year extension to the current Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme, with precise terms now out for consultation.