Recycling in England falling behind

3rd June 2016 | Recycling

Wales’ recycling rate is soaring: the progressive waste and recycling policy adopted and supported by the Welsh Assembly is reaping dividends, with 59% of waste collected by local authorities in Wales is now being recycled. The comparative figure in England is 44%, which has remained static for two years: EU Legislation requires the UK achieve…Read more

New waste to energy site in Nottinghamshire

3rd June 2016 | Recycling

Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has approved Peel Environmental’s plans for 9.6 MW waste to energy gasification facility in Nottinghamshire. There will be two parts to the Bilsthorpe Energy Centre: a Materials Recycling Facility which will produce fuel and recover recyclable materials which would normally be sent to landfill….Read more

Oil prices rising

3rd June 2016 | Rural Energy

Oil prices edged higher, with Brent settling above $50 a barrel for the first time in seven months, cause in part by the latest drawdown in US crude stockpiles. Stockpiles fell 1.4 million barrels last week. This will impact on prices for both the commercial and residential sector, pushing prices upwards. More information available on…Read more

National Grid makes 38% profit

2nd June 2016 | Residential Energy

National Grid, the company responsible for the network supplying gas and electricity to UK homes, made £6.8 billion, of which £2.8m was profit. Essentially a monopoly, so theoretically able to charge what it likes, its prices are overseen by Ofgem, the energy regulator. The cost to transport electricity makes up about 20% of the average…Read more

Biowaste to reduce costs

1st June 2016 | Recycling

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) recently published a report called “The Real Economic Benefit of Separate Biowaste Collections”, which shows that food waste collected separately can reduce costs for businesses and local authorities. The UK has a legally binding recycling target of 50% by 2020, but according to the REA it is currently on 45%…Read more

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