The Latest Sustainable Energy News from Low Carbon

09.04.18

Low Carbon shortlisted for two Renewable Energy Association Awards

The Low Carbon team is delighted to be recognised for two major projects, which have been shortlisted in the 2018 British Renewable Energy Association Awards.

The team has been shortlisted in both the Energy Storage and Sustainability categories, with the awards to be presented at a gala event at the Savoy on 14 June.

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09.03.18

Low Carbon and Land Rover BAR announce extension of renewables partnership

9 March 2018. Land Rover BAR and renewables investment company Low Carbon have announced the extension of their renewables partnership, with Low Carbon to remain the team’s clean energy partner for the 36th America’s Cup campaign.

Through the partnership, Low Carbon will support the British Challenger Land Rover BAR’s commitment to leading the way in sustainability in sport and the marine industry through the installation of additional solar paneling at its base in Portsmouth and the installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points.

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08.01.18

VLC Energy unveils UK’s largest battery storage portfolio

8 January 2018. VLC Energy has announced the completion of the UK’s largest portfolio of utility-scale, enhanced frequency response battery storage sites to support grid flexibility and increase reliance on low-carbon forms of electricity generation. VLC Energy is a joint venture between Low Carbon, a renewable energy investment company, and VPI Immingham, owner of one of the largest combined heat and power plants in Europe and part of the Vitol Group.

The 50MW portfolio, which is now grid connected, spans two sites including a 40MW battery park in Glassenbury in Kent and a 10 MW battery park located at Cleator in Cumbria. The two sites secured contracts as part of 2016’s 200MW National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction, and will deliver a quarter of the auction’s capacity.

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23.10.17

Understanding honey bee behaviour

Warren Bader from Plan Bee shares his expertise and insight on honey bee behaviour and their critical role in the food chain

Understanding honey bee behaviour is crucial. Seventy-five per cent of food crops are dependent on animal pollination but, globally, we are facing a pollinator crisis due to a perfect storm of habitat loss, intensive agriculture, climate change, pests and disease. A big problem for honey bees is lack of suitable habitat for foraging brought about by the loss of hedgerows, woodland and meadows rich in plant species.

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24.05.17

Low Carbon powers up the National Museum of Bermuda with solar installation

23 May 2017. UK-based renewable energy investment company Low Carbon, the official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, has announced the completion of a partnership project to install solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda, drastically reducing the museum’s carbon emissions.

The solar panel installation was funded through a partnership with Low Carbon, Land Rover BAR and a generous donation from the Stempel Foundation, with installation led by local company BE Solar. The panels will help offset the energy used by Land Rover BAR while competing in Bermuda during this year’s America’s Cup, and will contribute to the team’s efforts to be the world’s most sustainable sports team.

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