Thursday, 22 October 2020
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by Jenny Beynon

Money down the drain?

Guest blogger Ed Hardy recently wrote the following for AHDB GrowSave and it was an interesting thought worth sharing here: 
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

Be careful before you say yes

Some of our customers are getting calls from other Energy Brokers who are very persistent in trying to get them to agree to a verbal contract over the phone. They use pressure tactics to their advantage leaving some customers confused and resulting in them being trapped in unfavourable contracts
Thursday, 15 October 2020
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by Sophie Archer

An update for AD plant refurbs

We have recently sought clarity on whether changes made to an existing combustion plant qualifies it for permitting, as previously discussed in this blog. The Environment Agency (EA) has provided more guidance on the subject. Minor Refurbs vs Substantial Refurbs
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
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by Sophie Archer

Is your Anaerobic Digestion plant still exempt?

Across the UK, there are Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants that process biodegradable feedstocks to produce digestate and biogas. Large sites and those that process waste feedstocks require environmental permitting. However, any AD plant in England that meets either, or both, of the following is
Thursday, 08 October 2020
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by Jenny Beynon

‘Green hydrogen’ from renewables could become cheapest ‘transformative fuel’ within a decade

Read our top five energy-related news stories from the last couple of weeks. Energy is always in the news in one way or another, from renewable energy technology advancements and the latest from the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to advancements in energy saving and sustainability. In this blog, we
Tuesday, 06 October 2020
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by Sophie Archer

The Right Wood?

For those with biomass boilers, renewable heat is a critical aspect of their business. However, what you buy and use on site can carry more weight than most would think.
Thursday, 01 October 2020
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by Jon Swain

What is the future for the costs of gas?

The launch of the consultation into a green gas levy has set me thinking about the long term future for the costs of gas. Whilst it is true that 36p/MWh levy by 2028 is hardly going to get people very excited, the underlying principle is the more important part of the change.
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
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by Jon Swain

Get £5,000 grant for reducing energy consumption in your home

Almost without any fanfare at all, the Green Homes Grant scheme was launched today. As the name suggests it is a domestic oriented scheme and will pay two thirds of the cost of improvements up to a maximum of a £5,000 grant for home improvements that reduce energy consumption. These improvements
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
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by Sophie Archer

Recent changes to Anaerobic Digestion plant Environmental Permits

In recent years, many Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants have been built and managed under the Industrial Emissions Directive, published in 2010.
Thursday, 24 September 2020
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by Candace Robb

What length of electricity contract should I sign up for?

This is a question that we are asked a lot. In today’s market, the 12-month prices tend to be the cheapest but opting for this term length can leave you exposed to higher prices the next year. The three year deals tend to be on the high side but can see you on a very good tariff by the time you get


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