As energy group Vattenfall focuses on supporting its key workers to keep our lights on during the coronavirus crisis, it’s also not losing sight of the future and its commitment to renewable energy projects.
The opening of a state-of-the-art operations building for the region’s largest windfarm marks a “fantastic” three decade commitment to Lowestoft and it’s people, claim project directors leading a £25 million investment.
A petition urging the government to compel the firms behind plans for two windfarms to link their supply lines offshore rather than build separate substations in Norfolk has gathered more than 1,000 signatures.
Lowestoft’s growing expertise in the offshore renewables industry has been further underlined after a multi-million pound contract on the world’s largest offshore wind farm was awarded to a company in the town.
Do you want to know how much it’s really costing you to leave the heating on all night? The Smart meter can tell you meaning you can make savings on your bills and it’s a great way of teaching the kids not to leave the lights on!
Norfolk is home to over one million solar panels, with the potential to produce 265MW of renewable energy. At full capacity that’s enough to power over 80,000 homes - a fifth of all households in the county.
While growing fields of maize for biogas has ignited “food versus fuel” debates, an East Anglian farming estate says it has created a viable market for its crop, while helping meet the UK’s renewable energy targets.
It’s a tricky problem – how do you make money from barren fields which have rejected all efforts to grow viable cereals or vegetables? The answer for a growing number of East Anglian farmers is a towering energy crop which seems to thrive in low-yielding soil.
Farmers have been urged to explore the financial benefits of selling surplus straw to Norfolk’s newest biomass plant – while the baling industry seeks to allay concerns about availability for livestock or soil enrichment.
It might seem like science fiction, but developers say this cutting-edge tidal energy harvester and flood barrier could become technically achievable on the River Yare at Great Yarmouth within three years.