02 Sep '11, 1am

Farmers to benefit from £100m fund in renewable energy

Farmers in the UK will now be able to access a new £100 million fund to support the costs of installing large-scale renewable energy systems. Barclays, with the help of the National Farmers Union (NFU), will provide loans to fund new solar panels, wind turbines and hydro electricity on farmland. According to figures compiled by the bank, 37 per cent of farmers plan to invest in renewable energy , many of whom will be installing renewables in the next year, with the hope to generate returns of around £25,000 a year through the feed-in tariff (FIT). However, the move also comes at a time when the government reduces the payment level that farmers can get through FITs, so the loan could be an additional incentive and help to reach the UK's renewable energy targets. "The opportunities for farmers to produce renewable energy thereby helping to decarbonise the economy and contrib...

Full article: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Resources/Energy-savi...

Tweets

10 Things You Can do to Conserve Energy: Green ...

care2.com 01 Sep '11, 7pm

10 Things You Can Do to Conserve Energy: Green Energy: Clean Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Energy: GreatGreenIdea....

Victoria's solar industry criticises weak renew...

eco-business.com 02 Sep '11, 10am

Australia’s national electrical industry association has decried a decision by the Victorian state government to slash sol...

World of Renewables - Renewable Energy News, Ev...

worldofrenewables.com 02 Sep '11, 2am

Global solar energy market forecast to almost double in 5 years According to a new market research report, " Solar Power M...

UK bank launches fund to help farmers tap into ...

e360.yale.edu 30 Aug '11, 4pm

30 Aug 2011: UK Bank Launches Fund to Help Farmers Tap into Renewable Energy The UK-based bank Barclays has launched a £10...

Renewable energy skills get £6.5m boost #UK #wi...

businessgreen.com 31 Aug '11, 2pm

The government has today announced a £6.5m investment in boosting engineering skills for the renewable energy industry, as...

Japan Creates Major Feed-In Tariff for Renewabl...

sustainablebusiness.com 31 Aug '11, 1pm

In a major breakthrough for the feed-in tariff movement worldwide, Japan's upper chamber has approved a new law implementi...

Technology Cost Review: Grid Parity for Renewab...

renewableenergyworld.com 02 Sep '11, 1pm

"It's expected, especially in the case of solar technologies, that they'll become very close to competitive with fossil fu...

Alternative Renewable Energy: We have to switch...

energyrefuge.com 03 Sep '11, 5am

Since the industrial revolution humanity has been relying mainly on fossil fuels as a source of energy, both for electrici...

The Economics of Distributed Renewable Power — Why We Should Democratize the Electricity System, Part 2

The Economics of Distributed Renewable Power — ...

cleantechnica.com 02 Sep '11, 1am

Not all costs are covered in this levelized cost comparison.A grid with majority renewable power (from variable sources li...

Ameresco (AMRC): Clean Energy One-stop Shop

Ameresco (AMRC): Clean Energy One-stop Shop

renewableenergyworld.com 02 Sep '11, 12am

For institutions in the Federal and MUSH (Municipalities, Universities, Schools, and Hospitals) sectors, the main barriers...

Map of the best places in America for #wind #so...

nrdc.org 05 Sep '11, 6pm

Renewable Energy Meets Wildland and Wildlife Conservation Certain sensitive lands -- such as parks, monuments and wildlife...

China Remains Atop Quarterly Renewable Energy Index

China Remains Atop Quarterly Renewable Energy I...

renewableenergyworld.com 30 Aug '11, 9pm

The stark differences are represented in Ernst & Young’s latest quarterly global renewable energy country attractiveness i...

Mayor Boris takes wraps off £100m green investm...

businessgreen.com 02 Sep '11, 11am

Businesses and organisations seeking to give a green makeover to London's public sector buildings, such as hospitals, fire...

Germany Sets New Renewable Energy Record in 2011

renewableenergyworld.com 06 Sep '11, 5pm

Wind, biomass, solar, and hydro power plants generated 57 TWh during the first six months of the year or 20.8 percent of s...