Whisky, the third largest industry in Scotland after energy and financial services, makes up around 70 per cent of the entire Scottish food and drink sector and is valued at £5bn a year. The whisky distilleries use a hierarchy of measures to cut their energy bills and earn additional income. Traditionally, distilleries have converted the waste grains (known as daff) from the malting process into pellets, a protein-rich cattle feed sold to local farmers.
Limiting global warming is dependent on a rapid transition away from fossil fuels. This in turn requires technological advance in renewable energy and electricity storage, strong government commitment, stable and transparent regulatory frameworks, and a business environment attractive to investment. Subsequent to the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries have committed to […]
“It is likely that we will see more co-operation between local businesses and also community groups, to not only generate energy but also use and even trade in it”
Chris Morris, project manager, Local Energy Scotland
Power generation is one of the biggest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S., accounting for 28 percent of total CO2 emissions. The idea to reduce the use of fossil fuels, in favor of renewables, has therefore gained worldwide acceptance and attention. However, there is another way to reduce greenhouse gases, and […]
Following the big six-power companies’ price hikes, ILI Group Plc today announced that Pumped Storage Hydro (PSH) can save at least £100 on every household’s energy bill, reduce power price fluctuations for customers and offset millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year. There is now over 4.2 GW of PSH in […]