Dong wind farms to triple in size

Major extensions to Dong Energy's offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea off the North Wirral and Cumbrian coasts were among a round of eight renewables projects approved by Government yesterday.

Energy Coast chairman steps down

The chairman of Britain's Energy Coast, Brian Wilson, has stepped down after five years at the head of West Cumbria's economic development organisation.

Nuclear waste storage plan rejected

Cumbria County Council has voted to withdraw from the process to find a host community for an underground radioactive waste disposal facility.

Energy firm expands with VC backing

Carlisle-based EcoLogicLiving, a supplier of renewable energy and heating technologies, said it would double turnover this year to £3.6m following a £500,000 venture capital investment.

Green energy firm secures VC investment

Carlisle-based EcoLogicLiving, a reseller of renewable energy and power technologies, has secured £500,000 from the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental.

Planit-IE selected for Windermere vision

A team led by landscape architects Planit-IE has been appointed to map out a 20-year plan for the major redevelopment of Brockhole, the Lake District Visitor Centre on the shores of Windermere.

Forestry firm fined £15k over worker’s death

A countryside management firm has been sentenced over the death of a father-of-four who was working on Waterfront business park in Barrow-in-Furness when he was struck by a piece of metal that flew off a strimmer at high speed.