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
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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
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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.
Tuesday, 05 May 2020
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by Mike Bond

GrowSave set to go from strength to strength

GrowSave has been keeping growers abreast of the latest energy saving techniques since 2007. A collaboration between AHDB and NFU Energy, it was originally set up to serve the protected edible and protected ornamental sectors and extended to cover soft fruit in 2018. It’s now set for a new five-
Thursday, 30 April 2020
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by Ed Hardy

A view of what’s to come?

Given the current situation around the Coronavirus pandemic, most aspects of society have been greatly affected, horticulture and agriculture is no exception. The lockdowns imposed by the UK government in March, as well as others around the world, have led to immediate consequences for the whole
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
Tomatoes on a vine in a greenhouse
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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.