Cwmbran-based accountancy firm Green & Co held a renewable energy seminar to inform farming and rural businesses about the opportunities available to them.

The seminar highlighted the large number of prospects open to farming businesses, ranging from biomass boilers to solar parks, and focussed on government incentives such as the Feed in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive which can make using these sources of renewable energy financially very attractive.

The seminar made it clear, however, that although these options have substantial benefits, they have a profound effect on tax, and careful planning is important with particular attention being paid to estate planning and inheritance tax.

The event was organised in conjunction with NatWest Agriculture. Speakers included Hitten Sonpal, from Lombard, and Nick Park, director at Green & Co.