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Saintfield Estate, Saintfield – Woodland Management

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Lough Neagh Connections Symposium

Wednesday 15th February
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LIFE Information Day 2017

Friday 17th February
Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin
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Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Tree Pruning

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Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Tree Pruning
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An Introduction to Legacy Fundraising

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50% of UK energy is “low–carbon” 14 November 2016

Half of UK electricity comes from low–carbon sources for first time ever, claims new report (via The Independent)


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By Joe Watts

More than half of the UK’s electricity has come from low–carbon sources for the first time, a new study has found.

The research from energy company Drax, which operates a biomass power station, found electricity from low–emission sources had peaked at 50.2 per cent between July and September.

It comes after the Government announced plans that would see Britain’s coal–fired power stations probably close by 2025.

Drax has launched a new quarterly report in collaboration with Imperial College London on trends in the UK energy market.

The first edition published today, showed that in the last quarter, for the first time ever, more than half of the UK’s electricity was generated from low–carbon sources including UK nuclear, imported French nuclear, biomass, hydro, wind and solar.

Read more via The Independent…