Spending Watchdog to examine scrapping of £1bn CCs plan.

Spending Watchdog to examine scrapping of £1bn CCS plan. Image copyright Shaw Renewables 2016

The National Audit Office is to investigate how George Osbourne's scrapping of Carbon Capture and Storage Plan will affect taxpayer value for money.

Feed-in Tariff 2016 - Summary of changes

The Feed-in-Tariff has undergone a review and since September, the DECC has been consulting with businesses in the sector as well as industry groups. Today (17-12-15) the DECC published a document to explain what changes they’re making to the renewable energy incentive in 2016, below is a summary of these changes that affect Anaerobic digestion.
  •  – The DECC have confirmed that the Feed-in Tariff will remain open to new AD applications in 2016-19, but will no longer support extensions to AD plants
  •  – Deployment caps will be set to limit new spending on the scheme to £100m up to the end of 2018-19
  •  – Pre-accreditation will be reintroduced for AD plants

Deployment caps:
The deployment caps will allow a maximum of 5MW of AD capacity per quarter.


Biomass Myths

As biomass boiler installers, we often have people questioning us on certain issues regarding biomass, some of the most frequently asked questions are concerning myths that are associated with burning wood fuel. Below are 3 of those myths and the truth about them.Trees for biomass myth busting post Shaw Renewbles

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Biomass – Sustainability Criteria

From Monday 5th October 2015 if you produce heat or energy using a timber biomass fuel, and receive RHI payments, your fuel will have to comply with the ‘Woodfuel Land Criteria’.


Does anyone use them?

10 years ago the future of transportation was seemingly destined to be reliant on fossil fuels for a long time to come – for many the outlook is still the same, with fossil fuel alternatives (biofuels) appearing to be a novelty idea.

However,  it’s 2015 and the landscape is a little different…


They still hurt your feet, but Lego bricks are about to get a lot less harmful to the earth…