HOPES THAT the UK government might scrap planned cuts in the incentives for farmscale anaerobic digestion plants have been dashed, with the news that as much as 50% might be knocked off the AD Feed-In Tariff over the next year.
SCOTS WIND energy expert VG is actively seeking out either landowners with turbine consents in place, or landowners who believe their land to be suitable for a wind turbine, to take advantage of an enhanced turbine investment offer.
WITH THE UK government legally committed to meeting 15% of the country's energy demand from renewable sources by 2020, there is currently an opportunity for landowners to play host to 'solar farms' - ranks of ground-mounted photo-voltaic panels feeding electricity into the national grid.
THE GOVERNMENT decision to freeze the Feed-In Tariffs for any size Solar PV system for the remainder of 2013 is good news for Scotland, which is only beginning to take advantage of developments in Solar PV technology, according to Nick Green of Savills Energy.
WHEN OLIVER Routledge and his wife Shara took over his dad's farm at Selcoth near Moffat two years ago, the family had already been looking into the prospect of installing a hydro power scheme on the land.
WHILE IT pours down outside during the winter months - and most of the rest of the year, for that matter - being more efficient with water is probably one of the last things on farmers' minds as they prepare for the year ahead.