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Government to consider opening Capacity Market to renewables

10 Aug 2018

The review by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) department, states that ministers will consider whether subsidy-free solar and wind power should be allowed to participate in the next Capacity Market auction, which is set to take place in the winter of 2019-2020.

Renewables News

Solar press release

9 Aug 2018

The Gresham House/FIM New Energy team have been speaking to the press this week about solar.

Forestry News

Trees are important for the economy planting more is a no brainer

8 Aug 2018

I have the privilege of ­travelling across the UK and ­seeing how Government attitudes to ­forestry are developing and ­playing out – and it is clear to me that ­Scotland is well ahead. Scotland leads in its understanding of how ­important ­forestry and wood processing is to the economy and to the environment and it leads in implementing ­policies to deliver more forestry and the greater use of wood.

Renewables News

Fundraising for solar energy assets

30 Jul 2018

Successful event held fundraising for new solar energy assets

Renewables News

The National Infrastructure Commission's long term vision for sustainable economic infrastructure

19 Jul 2018

The National Infrastructure Commission's long term vision for sustainable economic infrastructure

Renewables News

Recent heatwave helps FIM’s solar sites reach record levels

19 Jul 2018

Recent heatwave helps FIM’s solar sites reach record levels

Renewables News

UK Renewable Electricity Generation Tops 30%, Scotland Increases By 11%

29 Jun 2018

New figures from the UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published on Thursday showed that renewable energy accounted for 30.1% of the country’s total electricity generation in the first quarter, up 3% and boasting record wind generation that accounted for over half of total renewable energy generation.

Renewables News

‘World first’ as wind farm stores power in batteries

28 Jun 2018

An onshore battery storage system has been installed at a floating wind farm off the northeast of Scotland in what is thought to be the first such system of its kind.

Renewables News

Strong wind benefits UK

28 Jun 2018

Wind generated almost a fifth of the UK's electricity (19.1%) in the first quarter of 2018, figures from energy department BEIS have revealed.

Renewables News

A new report shows where our energy will come from 30 years from now — and coal is the biggest loser

21 Jun 2018

Renewable energy is set to provide close 50% of the world's energy by 2050, mostly because of falling battery costs.

Forestry News

Softwood timber imports to China treble in a decade – positive news for the UK

21 Jun 2018

Timber prices continuing to rise, positive news for UK forest owners

Forestry News

Timber frame market set for impressive growth in 2018

19 Jun 2018

Timber frame is the fastest paced sector in the UK housebuilding market and is going from strength to strength in 2018.

Forestry News

Scottish farmers help create 7,100ha of new woodland

15 Jun 2018

Farmers have helped create 7,100 hectares of new woodland planted during 2017/18, a rise of 2,300 hectares from the previous year.

Softwood lumber demand in the US to reach all-time highs by 2030

16 May 2018

Wood Resources International has forecast that the upward trajectory in US demand for lumber from the lows of the 2008-2009 financial crisis is set to continue, leading to an all-time high in about 10 years.

FIM agrees sale to Gresham House plc

4 May 2018

FIM agrees sale to Gresham House plc

Forestry News

Coillte predicts Irish forestry will double in value to nearly €5bn

27 Apr 2018

The chief executive of Coillte estimates that output from Irish forestry will double in value to nearly €5 billion over the next 10 years, as the current crop of trees mature and the timber is harvested.