The East London Sustainable Energy Facility is to be located within the Ford Motor Company Limited site in Dagenham. The facility converts waste into a synthetic gas for use in electricity generation. It will be supplied with 13 tonnes of biomass fuel per hour (around 90,000 tonnes per year) and will be capable of generating around 10MW of sustainable energy (64 percent of which is classed as renewable).
The Ecobuild-Cityscape-Regenex group of exhibitions (now known collectively as Innovations for the Built Environment ) continue to expand, and this year''s event at Earls Court was almost twice the size of last year''s. The event is currently riding on the crest of a green wave - the last 12 months have witnessed a sea change in attitudes, which was reflected in the fact that climate change was now on everyone''s agenda, even the politicians.
There are enormous challenges facing built environment professionals in their attempts to reduce development-related carbon emissions in the UK. We need to achieve significant emission cuts – of around 70 per cent – within the next 30 years. Carbon emissions from buildings and homes, being 50 per cent of all UK emissions (excluding air travel), have to be a priority within any holistic approach to carbon reduction, says Juliana O''Rourke