News Category: Environmental

Arcus Shortlisted for Humber Renewables Award

Arcus Shortlisted for Humber Renewables Award

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Best Renewable Energy Project or Installation in the Humber Area at the Humber Renewables Awards 2020, for the work we have carried out at Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm. Dogger Bank, located off the Yorkshire coastline, is the world’s largest offshore wind farm currently under development.  We…

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Noise Mitigation – New Approaches Used by our Acoustics Team

Noise Mitigation - New Approaches Used by our Acoustics Team

Arcus is at the forefront in assessing new and novel technologies emerging in the UK. Projects we regularly work on include innovative battery storage facilities, gas peaking sites, and solar farm developments across the United Kingdom and Ireland.  Our teams face new challenges with every project; providing innovative solutions to meet all the requirements of…

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Hydrogen in the Clean Energy System

Hydrogen in the Clean Energy System

Over the past 12 months, Arcus has seen substantial growth in client interest in hydrogen production. Following recent political announcements and growing status as the “next big thing” in the energy sector, it is likely that hydrogen will play an increasing role in our energy system in the near future. Whilst not necessarily the answer…

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Tim Wheeler Discusses New Directions in Policy for Onshore Wind in Scotland

Tim Wheeler Discusses New Directions in Policy for Onshore Wind in Scotland

The Committee for Climate Change has published its latest report on progress in reducing emissions in Scotland (https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/reducing-emissions-in-scotland-2020-progress-report-to-parliament/). The report rightly notes the significant progress which the power sector has made towards reducing carbon emissions in Scotland and the UK as a whole. The switch to low carbon generation has contributed two thirds of the…

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Scotland Net Zero: Onshore Wind and Peat

Scotland Net Zero: Onshore Wind and Peat

In 2019, the Scottish Parliament voted on updates to the Climate Change (Scotland) Act which included setting a national, binding target of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2045. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has been monitoring Scotland’s progress on reducing emissions, and recently published its October 2020 Progress Report for Reducing Emissions in Scotland.…

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The UK Ecology Team Reflect on a Busy 2020 Survey Season

The UK Ecology Team Reflect on a Busy 2020 Survey Season

With both the ecology survey season and the financial year coming to a close, the Arcus Ecology Team has taken time to reflect on what has been another incredibly busy and rewarding year. Despite the unique challenges Covid-19 posed to carrying out surveys, the team has been able to keep projects on track by delivering…

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Ballochy Solar Consented

Ballochy Solar Consented

On 15th September 2020, at the Virtual Development Committee meeting, members of Committee at Angus Council unanimously agreed to the approval of a major planning application at East Ballochy by SPR for a Solar, Battery Energy Storage System and an approximate 7.5 km private wire grid connection, covering a total developable area of 161.63 hectares.…

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Liz Russell and Eve Browning join Arcus

We are pleased to welcome Liz Russell, Senior Planner, and Eve Browning, Senior Environmental Consultant, to Arcus. Liz is a Chartered Town Planner and IEMA Associate Member with over seven years’ experience in environmental planning with a focus on renewable energy projects.  She joins our growing North East Office to help support the Planning Team.…

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Wood Lane Solar Farm Approved

Wood Lane Solar Farm Approved

Arcus provided the full range of environmental and planning services to support a major planning application by leading UK solar developer, Elgin Energy, for Wood Lane Solar Farm near Sturton-le-Steeple in Bassetlaw. The development occupies circa 97 ha of agricultural land and will have an installed capacity of 49.9 MWp. At the virtual planning committee…

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Adam Tomkins – Environment Year in Industry – Shares his Thoughts on Spending a Year at Arcus

Adam Tomkins - Environment Year in Industry - Shares his Thoughts on Spending a Year at Arcus

Starting in September 2019, I began my year at Arcus working in the Environment Team at York. I was not totally sure what to expect of environmental consultancy, so started the year with an open mind and a goal to gain some commercial awareness, seeing what skills I could learn along the way. I was…

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