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Dairy farmer turns to wind energy to make cost savings

27 October 2014

A NOTTINGHAMSHIRE dairy farmer threw open his doors for an open day to showcase medium wind energy.

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.

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Features and analysis


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.

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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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