Thursday, 05 March 2020
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by Jenny Beynon

Ofgem to encourage electric vehicles and wind power in net zero drive

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, 27 February 2020
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by James Wayman

Could you improve your efficiency?

For many of us, saving energy is driven by our desire or need to save money, whether this is at work or home. Improving energy efficiency is particularly pertinent for larger commercial operations, where there are small efficiency increases can offer significant savings and protect against volatile
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
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by Jenny Beynon

What’s your carbon footprint?

Today is the first day of the 2020 NFU Conference “Farming Without Barriers”. The aim of the next two days is to provide a first chance to shape what agriculture looks like in the future.
Thursday, 20 February 2020
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by Ed Hardy

How the Dairy Sector can reduce its carbon footprint

Recently I attended Dairy Tech, an expo-style event comprising of seminars and trade stands showcasing the latest innovations and developments in the Dairy industry. This year, there was a lot of talk around reducing the sector’s impact on the climate, in line with the Government’s target to
Thursday, 16 January 2020
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by Jon Swain

The impact of GrowSave

GrowSave, a collaboration between AHDB and NFU Energy, has been around for thirteen years. We look back at the impact we’ve had on the horticulture industry over the last five.
Thursday, 21 November 2019
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by Jon Swain

Carbon credit scheme to encourage farmers to plant more trees

Defra has announced that farmers and growers could benefit from a long-term income stream to encourage new woodlands through the Woodland Carbon Guarantee (WCaG). This is a £50 million scheme that aims to help increase woodland planting in England. In fact, the government has promised to plant 11m
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Birmingham Airport schedules a net-zero arrival for 2033

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, 14 November 2019
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by Ed Hardy

The changes to the trade markets

As the Brexit deadline is further delayed and details of a trade deal with Europe remain unknown, the potential impact of the UK’s departure from the EU on the country’s agricultural industry is still unclear. The recent BBC series ‘What Britain Buys and Sells in a Day’ gave a good insight into how
Thursday, 31 October 2019
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by Jon Swain

The nights are drawing in – time to be energy efficient

This weekend we moved out of BST meaning that it’s starting to get dark earlier. This isn’t the only effect of the hour change however, any equipment that you have that is controlled by a timeclock may well now be out of sync with your expected pattern of use. Now is the time to check that these
Tuesday, 08 October 2019
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by Oli Coe

Can we meet the energy demands of automation?

With the rise in robotic solutions in horticulture, our GrowSave* project considers how this might impact your energy use and costs. As more and more technology is introduced to the horticultural world, energy demand is also very likely to rocket up.

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