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Wallace and Gromit’s favourite Wensleydale cheese waste to heat 4,000 homes

Iona Capital, a low carbon sustainable fund manager, has secured a deal with the Wensleydale Creamery to produce over 10,000 MWh of energy per year from a by-product of cheese making. The new feedstock agreement will see Iona’s Leeming Biogas plant in North Yorkshire process whey permeate, a valuable by-product produced

Hydro excels with highest ever output

Settle's ground-breaking hydroelectric scheme, which launched in 2009, has recorded its best monthly output this Spring. Generating 13,747 kWhrs during March, the output was equivalent to the electricity consumed by 45 typical homes during the same period. The river was at its highest since records began in the 1950's, flooding the sports

Calls for tougher legislation and gas boiler ban welcomed by sustainable developer

A hard-hitting report that says UK housing is unfit for the future challenges of climate change has been welcomed by leading sustainable developers Citu. The UK Housing: Fit for the future? study by the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says the Government must act now to improve the quality of

Yorkshire renewables could soon power a million refrigerators

Yorkshire and The Humber could soon have enough renewable energy capacity to power more than one million refrigerators a year, research by Barton Willmore has shown. Analysis of the number of renewable energy schemes already operating in the region – and those yet to be built – shows Yorkshire is on

Leeds solar power business wins Africa charity export order

Xerogrid, a renewable energy business based in Leeds, has won a £165,000 contract to supply  solar systems that will power mobile clinics in Nigeria for the charity eHealth Africa. Headed by founder and managing director Ian Emberton, Xerogrid specialises in fitting solar and wind power in difficult to reach locations that

Yorkshire dairy farm invests to future-proof business

A dairy farm in North Yorkshire is set to save more than £3,000 a year thanks to changes made to its wash-down system by specialist renewable energy consultants, Greenio. The Greenio team worked with the Sowray family at its Sheriff Hutton farm to specify, supply and install a 16-kilowatt HT Daikin

Rudding Park invests in a green transport future with EV charge points from ENGIE

ENGIE, an energy and services company with operations in Leeds, has partnered with luxury Yorkshire hotel Rudding Park to install electric vehicle charge points for guests.  Visitors to the award-winning hotel in Harrogate will now be able to charge their electric vehicles free of charge thanks to the addition of newly

Greater support for housebuilders required to meet Government electric vehicle charging plans

The UK’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure specialist, Fulcrum, has welcomed the Government’s proposals to install charging points in new homes, business parks and lampposts, but recommends more support for housebuilders to ensure its success. Fulcrum’s head of EV Charing Solutions Foad Albakri said: “The Government’s consultation needs to be clear on

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