Maybe it’s not all ‘Hot Air’ after all. The new coalition Government have now acknowledged the real value in supporting green energy production in the form of £60 million wind energy investment. Clarity of understanding is moving the government away from the required budget cutbacks from missing a real economic (albeit long-term) investment in the sustainability and security of UK energy supply.
The outlay will support the offshore wind infrastructure at port sites, to help meet the increasing needs of manufacturers looking to generate new facilities in the UK and surrounding waters. Essentially the investment will ensure that port infrastructure does not delay the deployment of offshore wind manufacturing.
Torse has recently been in contact with the Environmental Technology Centre [ETC], a research institute at Nottingham University. The primary focus of the ETC is to provide a service to Small to Medium sized businesses whereby they are able to provide up to 5 days energy usage analysis of a business in terms of their premises and practices with a report featuring advice and recommendations at the end of this process.
Here’s an example of how new and renewable energy sources are not only growing in number, but growing in size and scale to assist in catering for the electricity we demand for our businesses and homes. This one is near Hamburg in Germany and is featured on the Earth Day webpage – a news item from Boston.com. The page contains a variety of interesting images illustrating how we are creating new methods for the generation of energy and demonstrating the effects that energy production and general manufacturing has upon the planet.
Image courtesy of REUTERS / Morris Mac Matzen