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Greenwashing Explained

Greenwashing is a term used to describe companies who use sustainability as a marketing tactic, rather than taking direct action. Greenwashing often occurs when companies overemphasise the positive environmental impact they have, providing misleading or false information in order to improve their reputation and increase sales. What regulations are in place? As more and more cases of greenwashing are being unveiled by activists, non-profits and legal teams, the UK government is strengthening its definition of what counts as a ‘green’ practice. In May, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) also released a response to ‘misleading environmental claims’, outlining the six [...]

September 2nd, 2021|Environmental activity|

Now is the time to act: the IPCC report explained

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report is a wakeup call for humanity about the imminent climate catastrophe. The world is warmer than it has ever been in the last 125 thousand years, and the rate at which it is increasing is unignorable. The IPCC predicts that the world will continue to warm until the middle of the century, which will result in even more natural disasters; rising sea levels, forest fires, and dangerous extreme heats. The environmental situation has been labelled ‘code red for humanity’. Although it may seem like it’s all doom and gloom, the IPCC’s [...]

August 24th, 2021|Environmental activity|

Wildflower Margins

Protecting Somerset's watercourses from phosphates is crucial to ensuring that the diverse ecosystem continues to thrive. Here at our Sustainable Energy Generation (SEG) plant, along with our farming partners Frogmary Green Farm Ltd, we have been busy planting wildflower margins alongside our crops to protect the watercourses. Take a look at our video to watch the flowers grow!

August 12th, 2021|Environmental activity|

Our Recent Visit From a Local School

One of the many positive aspects of anaerobic digestion (AD) is the close relationship it enables you to have with local farmers and the local community. Our Sustainable Energy Generation (SEG) biogas plant in Somerset shares a home with a local community farm; Frogmary Green Farm. Frogmary Green is an amazing place for the local community to spend their free time, as well as acting as a beautiful wedding venue. Plus, it boasts a café that serves delicious and local produce, and sells wonderful bouquets of wild flowers. One of our favourite parts of Frogmary Green’s well-rounded offering is their [...]

August 5th, 2021|Events|

AD Facility Upgrade: Environmental and Financial Wins

In Autumn 2020, prior to a facility upgrade, we performed another successful AD tank clean. Facility upgrades have allowed this AD site to reduce ammonia emissions and utilise 5% more biogas from their feedstocks – an environmental win and a financial win!

August 4th, 2021|AD plant operation|

Why Net Zero is so Important

What is net zero? Net zero is the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced and the amount of these gases that are removed from the atmosphere. We reach net zero when the amount of gases added equal no more than the amount that are taken away. In order to effectively reach net zero, we have to focus on both routes towards the goal: reducing the production of greenhouse emissions and working to capture and remove existing damaging gases in the atmosphere. What are greenhouse gases? The main gases produced in the UK are carbon dioxide, methane, and [...]

July 22nd, 2021|Environmental activity|
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