Renewable Energy
  • LED street lights

    Climate change action

    September 16, 2019

    Successful carbon reduction projects across Buckinghamshire County Council’s services and infrastructure have resulted in an impressive 41% reduction in the amount of carbon dioxide produced in 2018/19 compared with the baseline set in 2009/10. This is a significantly better outcome than the 30% national voluntary reduction target set by the UK Government in its Clean […]

  • Climate change

    Climate crisis action

    August 16, 2019

    A new council committee in South Oxfordshire that will help tackle the climate emergency is due to meet for the first time in September. At its July meeting, South Oxfordshire District Council agreed unanimously to establish the specialist committee to advise the council on how it can tackle local issues affected by the climate emergency. […]

  • Solar power

    Adding some sunshine

    May 10, 2019

    Local community energy enterprise, Gawcott Community Solar CIC, have launched a £9,000 grant fund to support initiatives which benefit local children and young people. Consisting of two sub-funds, grants of up to £1,500 are available and organisations can now apply through the Heart of Bucks website. The community solar farm, located between Gawcott and Buckingham, […]

  • Warren Whyte with solar panel array on the roof of County Hall

    Low carbon grants

    February 20, 2019

    Through the Low Carbon Workspaces £1,000 Energy Cashback campaign, grants of £1,000 are available to 50 small and medium-sized businesses spending more than £2,000 on energy saving initiatives in February and March. It is first-come, first-served with an application deadline of March 31. The £1,000 grants can be claimed towards LED lighting, heating and cooling upgrades, […]

  • Recycling in Bucks is in the public eye

    Waste cuts vote

    December 21, 2018

    Proposals for changing the way Buckinghamshire’s household recycling centres operate will go before the county council’s Cabinet for a decision on January 7, 2019. Between August 28 and October 22, 2018, the county council conducted a public consultation into changes to be made to the county’s household recycling centre service. The changes will make cost […]

  • Green Dragon Rare Breeds and Eco Centre logo

    Creepy creatures

    September 29, 2018

    The daily Green Dragon Eco Farm’s Animal Encounters Programme will be even more interesting with a new Halloween H’Owl encounter in the new Wildlife Zone and Beastly Bug Challenge in Pet’s Corner. The Dragon-Witch will be making her annual visit to the Creepy Crypt where she’ll be introducing her Freaky Friends to visitors – a […]