Europe’s green credentials were boosted this week with the installation of solar panels on an artificial train tunnel in Belgium. (more…)
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George Osborne’s budget brought some welcome news for the rail industry. The Chancellor announced that the government could now afford to invest an additional £200 million in the UK’s regional railways.
The £85 million Ordsall Chord scheme, which links the two Manchester mainline stations of Piccadilly and Victoria, will now go ahead. This will reduce considerably the journey times between Leeds and Liverpool. (more…)
Despite the fact that local authorities are seeing unprecedented cuts to their budgets, few seem inclined to garner revenue from renewable energy.
Last summer, Chris Huhne, the energy and climate change secretary, urged councils to make better use of feed-in tariffs and sell renewable energy back to the national grid. This sounds as if it would produce a good source of income and yet only 275 local authorities have registered for the scheme so far. (more…)
Ed Miliband the British Energy Secretary has announced plans for Britain to deploy 10,000 new Wind Turbines, 6,000 onshore and 4,000 offshore in a drive to reduce carbon emmissions and provide 26 gigawatts of Renewable Energy by 2020. (more…)
New coal-fired power stations should be fitted with technology to capture waste heat, the Institution of Civil Engineers has recommended. The ICE said it could then be piped into homes, with demand for heat accounting for almost half the primary energy consumed in the UK.
It has also recommended new developments be built with small scale plants which produce both electricity and heat to make them more energy efficient and cut their carbon output. (more…)