Renewable Energy Event

Thanks to our sponsors:
• Fisher German
• Farming Futures
• and of course the CLA
Renewable options for rural
business

Oliver Harwood
Chief Surveyor
CLA
Background

•   Energy prices on upward trend
•   Increasing regulation on carbon emissions
•   Market pull for carbon acc...
Oil and Gas supplies
Electricity supplies
The Rural Menu
What works for you (and your banker) ?
•   Energy efficiency
•   Wind?
•   Solar?
•   Biofuels?
•   Energy ...
Energy efficiency

It is boring, but:
•    Energy audits and metering
•    Insulation of buildings
•    Switching to low e...
Next steps: CLA lobbying

•    Working with a wide coalition, ten years of lobbying
•    Energy Act 2008 includes
      – ...
Next steps: CLA Advice
Three detailed handbooks
•    Biomass and woodfuel as an enterprise
•    Wind farms and wind energy...
Proposed Heat Incentive (1)
Proposed Heat Incentive (2)
Proposed Heat Incentive (3)
Contact

Oliver Harwood MA (Cantab) FRICS
Chief Surveyor
Country Land and Business Association (CLA)
16 Belgrave Square
Lo...
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This presentation formed part of the Farming Futures workshop 'Profitable business in a changing climate: Renewables Masterclass'

March 22nd 2010

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Farm Renewables Overview: the political and environmental picture - Oliver Harwood (CLA)

  1. 1. Renewable Energy Event Thanks to our sponsors: • Fisher German • Farming Futures • and of course the CLA
  2. 2. Renewable options for rural business Oliver Harwood Chief Surveyor CLA
  3. 3. Background • Energy prices on upward trend • Increasing regulation on carbon emissions • Market pull for carbon accreditation • Increasing financial support for renewables = • Market opportunities
  4. 4. Oil and Gas supplies
  5. 5. Electricity supplies
  6. 6. The Rural Menu What works for you (and your banker) ? • Energy efficiency • Wind? • Solar? • Biofuels? • Energy Crops? • Biomass heat? • Hydro? • Biogas?
  7. 7. Energy efficiency It is boring, but: • Energy audits and metering • Insulation of buildings • Switching to low energy equipment • Management (cleaning, maintenance etc) • Servicing and settings • Employee training and commitment The cheapest unit of energy is the one you don’t buy
  8. 8. Next steps: CLA lobbying • Working with a wide coalition, ten years of lobbying • Energy Act 2008 includes – Double ROCs for microgeneration and biomass CHP – Double ROCs for biogas – 1.5 ROCs for straight biomass electricity • Smaller scale renewable electricity (up to 5MW or three large turbines) from April – arguing about the rates! • New incentives for renewable heat - widescale biomass heat use, and biogas fed into the gas grid from 2011
  9. 9. Next steps: CLA Advice Three detailed handbooks • Biomass and woodfuel as an enterprise • Wind farms and wind energy as an enterprise • Biogas: anaerobic digestion as an enterprise Provide background and reference information on the costs and benefits of the technologies. Tailored advice • CLA advice on the legal, taxation, planning, financial support and practicalities of investment in renewables available regionally and in London.
  10. 10. Proposed Heat Incentive (1)
  11. 11. Proposed Heat Incentive (2)
  12. 12. Proposed Heat Incentive (3)
  13. 13. Contact Oliver Harwood MA (Cantab) FRICS Chief Surveyor Country Land and Business Association (CLA) 16 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PQ T 0207 235 0511 e oliver.harwood@cla.org.uk
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