Miscanthus offers growers high yields, price stability and low input costs, says Terravesta.

Long-term contracts a bonus with miscanthus

24 October 2014

Growers in the East Midlands were invited to hear more about some of the ins and outs of growing energy crop miscanthus at one of a series of open days.

Ground mounted solar

Government to end subsidies on land used for solar

20 October 2014

FARMERS will not be able to claim EU subsidies on land used for generating solar energy from January 2015.

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Features and analysis

dragonheat

Diverse renewable systems provide cost savings for arable business

HILLHOUSE farm is a business with sustainability at its core. With three diverse renewable systems in operation, the farm business is on its way to making itself energy self-sufficient. Georgina Haigh reports.

Farmers are taking bigger financial risks to build large-scale projects.

Shrewd farmers make use of large-scale green energy schemes

AS the race to make the most of Government subsidies for renewable energy continues, farmers are taking a gamble on larger scale technologies to not only boost their farm incomes but in some cases to turn struggling businesses around. Olivia Midgley speaks to some of the farmers and installers behind the innovative schemes.

Wind turbines

Renewables: Gap widening as Scotland vies for independence

With a referendum on independence looming, never has the focus on north and south been greater. Energy is likely to be a key battleground and a gap in renewables ambition seems to be emerging at the border.

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