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Grower hails miscanthus energy crop for rejuvenating ‘barren’ field

Grower hails miscanthus energy crop for rejuvenating ‘barren’ field

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.
Straw for energy divides farming opinions

Straw for energy divides farming opinions

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.
Norwich gets its first glimpse of proposed £325m energy plant

Norwich gets its first glimpse of proposed £325m energy plant

The public will get the chance today and tomorrow to see progress on ambitious plans for a £325m energy plant on the edge of Norwich city centre.
South Raynham farm’s chicken manure energy trial given EU approval

South Raynham farm’s chicken manure energy trial given EU approval

A revolutionary system of turning poultry manure into energy that has been piloted on a Norfolk farm is set to make the whole industry more sustainable, both economically and environmentally.
Energy firm hopes to build Norfolk’s largest solar farm outside village

Energy firm hopes to build Norfolk’s largest solar farm outside village

Swathes of farmland could be covered with solar panels under plans put forward by developers.
Solar farm described as ‘north Norfolk’s biggest on-shore renewable energy project’ gets planning permission

Solar farm described as ‘north Norfolk’s biggest on-shore renewable energy project’ gets planning permission

Plans to build a solar farm described as “the largest on-shore renewable energy project in north Norfolk” were granted planning permission today.
Great Yarmouth firm Dabbrook secures record solar power system deal

Great Yarmouth firm Dabbrook secures record solar power system deal

Great Yarmouth-based electrical engineering company Dabbrook has completed a £780,000 deal to supply a solar power system for a new offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Suez.
Proposals for two large solar farms in mid Norfolk

Proposals for two large solar farms in mid Norfolk

Thousands of solar panels could be built on mid Norfolk fields following planning applications for two large solar farms.
The UK’s largest solar roof installation launched at Promens in Beccles

The UK’s largest solar roof installation launched at Promens in Beccles

The UK’s largest solar roof installation has been launched this week at a site in north Suffolk.
Blofield renewables firm RenEnergy set to double sales

Blofield renewables firm RenEnergy set to double sales

Soaring demand for renewable energy is set to double sales at RenEnergy this year, according to the firm’s new chief executive.