A new energy plant has been opened in Exeter today. The facility will deal with 60,000 tonnes of residual waste from the city and surrounding area every year, transforming it into power.
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The Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway will receive a national award today because it's an example of exceptional British engineering.
Completed in 1890, the railway is the oldest water-powered funicular railway in the UK.
The award is being presented by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
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A giant cable is being laid to give the Isles of Scilly Superfast Broadband. Engineers are using a ship moored off St Mary's to bring a 60 kilometre cable to the shore.
It will be connected to a high speed line that runs from Cornwall to Spain deep under the sea
It will mean islanders have much faster internet access.
Jeremy Steventon-Barnes from BT says the cable will be buried out of the way, deep in the sand.
There could be two new green energy projects set up off the North coast of Devon and Cornwall. The Crown Estate, which manages the UK seabed, has given approval for leases on two sites - one for a wave energy scheme off North Cornwall ,the other a tidal based project off North Devon.
A wave hub is currently in place off St Ives.
The plan to refurbish Taunton Railway Station has received a huge boost with the announcement of a £4 million grant from the Local Growth Fund
Railway station project partners Taunton Deane Borough Council, Somerset County Council, Network Rail and First Great Western today welcomed the news which means the south side of the station complex redeveloped can now be finalised.
Leader of Taunton Deane, Cllr John Williams said: “The enhancement project will transform an ageing, tired and increasingly congested station into a proud, modern and welcoming environment for passengers, businesses and the wider public.
I am delighted with this news and determined that it will create a thriving new ‘quarter’ in Taunton, adjacent to the Firepool regeneration site where our plans are also coming together.”
ITV News has been given exclusive pictures of the installation of Cornwall's first offshore energy generating device. They show a major step in the ambitious Wave Hub project which aims to harness the power of the waves to generate electricity. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
Cornwall's first offshore energy-generating device has been put in place off the Cornish coast to be tested and eventually attached to the Wave Hub "power socket" on the sea bed.
Bob Tillotson from Seatricity, who created the device, hopes it will be the first company in the world to do so.
It could eventually power 10,000 homes.
The first energy-generating device to, eventually, be plugged into Cornwall's wave hub has been put in place .
It's a major step in the scheme, which will act as an electrical socket on the seabed harnessing the power of the waves to generate electricity.
Seatricity, the makers of the device say it is undergoing rigorous tests but, if they go well, it will be hooked up to the hub and possibly power 10,000 homes.