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New Grangemouth energy centre will let off steam this month

The Falkirk Herald Summary Located in Earls Gate Park, the facility is about to start construction of a new boiler, which will result in steam emitting the structure. An Earls Gate Energy Centre spokesperson said: “In the coming weeks, construction of the back-up boiler is due to...


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Planning reforms ‘good for waste industry’ says ESA

MRW Summary The Environmental Services Association (ESA) said that overhauls to the UK’s planning system could boost waste and recycling capacity, helping the industry to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. A Planning Bill, anticipated later this year, is set to usher in a...


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Clean Tech’s energy switch is easy to digest

Plastics in Packaging Summary The Plastipak -owned Clean Tech PET recycling plant in Lincolnshire, UK, has reduced its carbon footprint after teaming up with a neighbouring anaerobic digestion (AD) processor. The Clean Tech plant in Hemswell is now receiving electricity from...


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UK to end use of coal to generate electricity in 2024

Bioenergy Insight Summary From 1 October 2024, the UK will no longer use coal to generate electricity, a year earlier than planned. The move forms part of ‘ambitious’ government commitments to transition away from fossil fuels and decarbonise the power sector to eliminate contributions...


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Report makes recommendations on how to utilise nuclear in UK net zero strategy

The Chemical Engineer Summary A SENIOR leadership team at The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute has released a position paper outlining key actions needed if nuclear power is to play a part in the UK’s ambition of being net zero by 2050. The report uses an objective...


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John Mullen joins Ramboll to front UK energy business

Infrastructure Intelligence Summary John Mullen, formerly SSE’s director of asset management, has joined Ramboll to front the UK arm of its 1,600 strong global energy business. “Ramboll’s energy business has been growing, and with the continued momentum on decarbonising the UK’s energy...


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UK manufacturers seeking greater flexibility in energy recovery post-pandemic

The Energyst Summary Over 90% of UK manufacturers want greater flexibility and control when using on-site energy generation post-pandemic. This is the headline finding from Aggreko’s recent report, Energy in Manufacturing: A Flexible Future? The 2021 report surveyed over 200 senior...


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Researchers receive £1.3m to develop low-carbon energy storage for buildings

The Chemical Engineer Summary THE University of Nottingham, UK has received £1.3m (US$1.8m) for a project to develop a novel, low-carbon energy storage system to supply cheap, on-demand heat for houses and buildings in UK neighbourhoods. The technology could help decarbonise the building...


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Zero carbon heat for Gateshead

Gateshead Council Summary A bold new strategy to deliver zero carbon heating for Gateshead in just nine years has been approved by the council's cabinet today. Nationally, the Government is aiming for the UK as a whole to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050 and has adopted a Clean...


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UK modelling report 'decouples energy from emissions'

World Nuclear News Summary Diverse, scalable and low-cost applications for nuclear technologies have for the first time been fully represented across the whole energy system in a new modelling report published last week by the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL). The work, which was...