Sheep grazing near solar panels

Farmers urged to switch to solar

16 April 2014

WITH summer fast approaching, farmers are being encouraged to make the switch to solar in time to take advantage of the warmer weather.  

Biofuels

EU chiefs must not ignore value of 'sustainable' biofuels

14 April 2014

BIOENERGY has a ‘positive’ role to play in society but more research is needed to realise its full potential, according to a new report by the United Nations Independent Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Features and analysis

Reduced Feed-in Tariff subsidy rates will be effective from April 1.

Renewables: Farmers urged to shop around for best renewable energy deal

Further cuts to renewable energy subsidies may be on the horizon, but experts believe farmers can still get a good deal. Olivia Midgley reports.

Parish AD plant

VIDEO: On-farm AD gives poultry and dairy farms a powerful boost Video

THEY are two different farming enterprises but both dairy farmer David Parish and poultry producer Philip Mann have one thing in common – anaerobic digestion (AD) has completely transformed their businesses.

Clive Sage

Renewables: Reaping the benefits of farming in harmony with solar power

WITH a five megawatt solar farm in operation on his land - enough to meet the electricity needs of 1,500 homes – Clive Sage is one of a new generation of renewable energy farmers who have made the most of recent commercial interest in leasing farmland to generate solar power.

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The Renewables section brings you up-to-date renewable energy news, features and case studies from the UK farming industry.

Profiles

James Lloyd

Renewables: Energy expert profile – James Lloyd

JAMES Lloyd has always been an avid learner when it comes to the environment; his first achievement being a Blue Peter badge aged 8 for his work collecting and analysing rainwater.