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  • Environment Times - latest digital edition Publications
    Environment Times - latest digital edition

    Environment Times... Printed since 1993 and now also digital - read latest issue below

    Cover story - revealed the dismal ecological health of our waterways! Click here

  • Rushlight Awards 2020-21 Awards & Standards
    Rushlight Awards 2020-21

    It's a simple process and there's still time to enter the Rushlight Awards now in their 14th year, recognising the cleantech stars and sustainability champions of today. They are an independent set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations, programmes, installations and initiatives for businesses and other organisations throughout UK and internationally.

  • Water & Effluent Case Study Collection - read our digital edition Publications
    Water & Effluent Case Study Collection - read our digital edition

    web case study water effluent 2020 smallThe Environment Times' Water and Effluent Case Study Collection is available to read as a digital 'flickread' version, and with the option to download it as a pdf file too.

    See the current stories from those managing our water and effluent, and all the products and services needed to deliver our vital water, reuse this precious resource or prevent it from becoming a pollution issue.

  • Penstock Solutions Water
    Penstock Solutions

    The alternative to using Penstock Valves for water containment pollution

    There is now an alternative to using Penstock Valves for water pollution containment - the ToggleBlokTM pollution containment device which is manufactured and installed by David Cole's team at Penstock Solutions.

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Energy

A mammoth c.50MW / 75MWh battery, located in Thurcroft, South Yorkshire, has gone live generating revenue for the site while helping the National Grid balance supply and demand. It is a flagship project showing how the renewable energy will be used and managed. As the country transitions towards a carbon neutral energy supply, batteries will play a vital role in managing energy supplies and ensuring the lights can be kept on. 

Across England there are 9 million fireplaces which are not permanently blocked. Often equivalent to keeping a window open at all times, an unblocked chimney can add significant cost to the typical heating bill as warm air escapes up through the chimney and into the atmosphere.

As part of a £4.5 million project, the luxury ice cream brand Mackie's of Scotland will replace existing freezing equipment at its Aberdeenshire facility with an ammonia-based, low carbon, energy efficient refrigeration system from GEA that incorporates an Absorption Chiller – an innovative solution that will help Mackie's to target ambitious CO2 reductions of 90% and energy cost savings of 70-80%.

A French paper mill run by Smurfit Kappa has been chosen to participate in an innovative energy research project on renewable energy storage. The HYFLEXPOWER project will see Smurfit Kappa's Saillat Paper Mill become the first plant in the world to introduce an integrated hydrogen gas turbine demonstrator.

As the first set of wiring regulations to focus on energy efficiency, Bureau Veritas is calling on the industry to embrace appendix 17 of the 18th edition – with the guidance helping to usher in a new 'greener era' that will be critical to meeting the UK's environmental targets.

A new study by the Energy Innovation District (EID) has revealed how a local, smart energy system could reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Ellesmere Port, where 5% of the UK's energy is currently consumed, by 34%. The £200k project – part funded by the Government's Prospering from the energy revolution programme – also demonstrates potential energy cost savings of up to 25%.

Cuadrilla Resources is due to start fracking for shale gas at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire today.

A combination of solar panels, solar battery storage and an air source heat pump have made Kingfisher's recently opened Peterborough Screwfix store the first in its estate to be net zero in energy use - generating as much power as it uses and passing surplus energy back to the grid.

VLC Energy has unveiled the UK's largest battery storage portfolio which will respond to surges in demand and boost renewables by providing grid resilience.

Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity, claim The University of Manchester from their research findings, but onshore oil and gas industry’s trade body UKOOG disagree.

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