Trees and Climate Change

19.03.21

If we were to search for a positive to come out of the past year, it was the opportunity for society to take pause, and consider life beyond the pandemic. A new-found appreciation for clean air and green spaces has kick-started a wave of “build back better and greener” sentiments.

As a result of this shift, tomorrow marks the inaugural World Rewilding Day  – celebrating the return of nature and exploring solutions to conserve existing wild spaces so that birds, bees, bugs and small wildlife can be restored.

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Low Carbon bolsters team to accelerate deployment of renewable energy at scale

17.03.21

In its 10th anniversary, Low Carbon hires industry experts to drive increased impact in what is a crucial year for climate change with COP26 taking place later this year

Low Carbon has announced the appointment of several new industry experts to accelerate the growth of renewable energy generation in the UK and Europe. With a track record which includes more than 1GW of renewable energy capacity developed and operating and a pipeline of more than 4GW in development, Low Carbon now counts industry experts from Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, Centrica, Vattenfall, Swiss Life Asset Managers, Shell and PwC as part of the team.

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Planning permission granted for £300 million Teesside waste to energy facility

02.02.21

  • The waste-to-energy facility, a joint venture led by Low Carbon Ltd and PMAC Energy Ltd, when complete will export up to 49.9MW of low-carbon electricity to the grid, enough to power 100,000 homes

 

  • Hundreds of local jobs to be created to support the UK’s net-zero ambition

 

Low Carbon, in partnership with PMAC Energy, announced today that planning consent has been granted for its state-of-the-art waste to energy facility: the Redcar Energy Centre.

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Solar Parks – clean energy & biodiversity gains: Q&A with Lancaster University

18.12.20

Low Carbon is proud to be industry collaborator of the Energy and Environment research team at Lancaster University. We are a CASE partner for a current Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) ENVISION PhD project and have an application pending for a second. The ENVISION Doctoral training programme is focused on developing next generation leaders in environmental science and the Lancaster team is working on a range of renewable energy – ecosystem projects. A key output to date is the new Solar Park Impacts on Ecosystem Services (SPIES) tool, a collaboration with the University of York, that informs solar park management for ecosystem services (https://www.lowcarbon.com/blog/the-green-recovery-and-the-biodiversity-crisis/).

In addition to encouraging all Low Carbon solar park ecologists to use the SPIES tool (www.lancaster.ac.uk/spies) to help ensure optimal site management, Low Carbon is a passionate supporter of innovation to deliver not only clean energy but also ecosystem benefits. Consequently, research and innovation collaboration with Lancaster University is critical to inform the management of our assets for environmental gains. We are also proud to play our part in building the UK’s reputation as a global leader in solar park deployment while stimulating new business and investment opportunities for the sector.

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Low Carbon’s joint venture, LC Energy, finances its first 48MWs of Solar Projects in the Netherlands

02.12.20

LC Energy announces deal with Blue Elephant for a portfolio of construction-ready projects across the Netherlands

The move demonstrates Low Carbon’s growing international reach and underlines the critical role it is playing in moving towards a cleaner, greener future

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