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Posted by Rod Ellison on 24/03/2011

Since the introduction of the feed in tariffs in April 2010 the UK has seen a massive resurgence of interest in small hydro projects. The projects in the main have been run of the river schemes which make use of water in a watercourse as it passes through rather a location rather than storing it behind a dam. Run of river projects are dramatically different in design and appearance from conventional hydroelectric projects which store enormous quantities of water in reservoirs, necessitating the flooding of large tracts of land.

Posted by Rod Ellison on 23/03/2011

Redundant weir removal

As reported on the Environment Agency website, two important barriers to fish have been removed by the Environment Agency’s Fisheries Team on the Meden and Maun rivers, near to New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. Both of the weirs were built to measure the flow of water in the 1960s, but became redundant in 1989, and have been unused ever since.

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Posted by Roderick Ellison - MSc BSc (Hons) AIEMA on 18/03/2011

As expected, there are some major changes in this new release, in comparison to previous government Renewable Heat Incentive proposals.

It has been confirmed that different approaches are being taken for the domestic and non-domestic sectors, with the RHI being introduced in two phases. Phase 1 will commence post-July 2011, when RHI tariffs will be available for the non-domestic sector.

Posted by Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 17/03/2011

The weather is becoming milder and amphibians are stirring out of hibernation and there have already been several sightings in ponds.  This indicates the start of the great crested newt survey season (mid-March to mid-June)!  In preparation, Ecosulis has reflected back on our newt survey results from 79 ponds in 2010 and considers how the relatively new Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) is being used and what benefits it brings to the consideration of newts and works affecting newt habitat.

Posted by on 16/03/2011

 

Press release

16-Mar-11

Wiltshire, 16th March 2011- Ecosulis has had a great start in 2011 and is delighted to have been awarded two prestigious habitat creation projects in quick succession.  Following a competitive tendering process, Ecosulis were selected by the Environment Agency and are now mobilising teams to complete the work within the critical timeframes available.