Britain’s smart meter network hits 10 million milestone

The roll out is estimated to prevent the release of up to 275,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year

Biomethane from cow waste fed into the UK’s gas network

A farm in Cambridgeshire is now producing enough biogas to supply ten households every hour

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough appoint Voi for e-bike and e-scooter trial scheme

E-bikes are likely to be placed at rail stations, parks and bus stops while e-scooters will be trialled and monitored initially in Cambridge to assess how well they are operating

Renewable district heating project in Cambridgeshire secures £2m funding

The scheme will see a whole village retrofitted with clean heat technology in a project which claims to be ‘the first of its kind’ in the UK

Cambridgeshire to build solar farm and battery storage system on closed landfill

The solar project is estimated to generate enough electricity to meet the demand of more than 700 homes per year

Last CfD solar project goes into operation

A 10MW council-owned solar farm has started producing electricity. The 60-acre site near Triangle Farm in Soham is the second and last solar project funded through the first Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction to go into operation. The first was Charity Farm in Shropshire. The solar farm was one of three projects to go ahead following […]

Solar farms to power homes in Cambridgeshire

More than 15,500 homes around Cambridgeshire will get their power from two solar farms. The farms, located in the parish of Melbourne close to Royston, will generate a combined 53 megawatt capacity and offset around 26,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. Renewable energy company, Lightsource Renewable Energy, secured planning permission after an extensive consultation had been […]

UK’s first solar-powered waste treatment plant

The UK’s first solar farm to power a waste treatment plant has been built in Cambridgeshire. Solarcentury, which built the facility along with Lightsource Renewable Energy, said the 5MW solar park is expected to supply more than 70% of electricity to the AmeyCespa’s Mechanical Biological Treatment plant in Waterbeach. The farm, which has 20,000 solar […]

Veg firm sows seeds of green energy

A vegetable producer in Lincolnshire has opened an anaerobic digestion plant funded by government cash. Staples Vegetables in Boston, one of the biggest producers of vegetables in the UK, will produce 11m kilowatt hours of electricity per year from up to 40,000 tonnes of waste vegetables. The company’s AD plant has been funded by the […]