A power plant that will generate energy from waste has been given Government approval following a 12-month inquiry, the Guardian has reported. The 60MW plant in Cheshire has been backed by Tata Chemicals and E.ON will cost £250m to construct.
According to a report backed by British Gas, smart meters could save the UK £14bn by 2030, Business green has reported. The study also found that SMEs could save £800 on their annual commercial energy bills by installing a smart meter.
Homeowners planning to install renewable heat technologies, such as biomass boilers and solar thermal panels could soon benefit from government plans to offer financial incentives for such tasks, Business Green has reported.
A study commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), RSPB and the Campaign for Better Transport has found that the High-Speed Rail 2 (HS2) scheme could help the country meet its target of lowering emissions by 80% on levels seen in 1990 by 2050.