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Author: Mike Bond

Talk to me about Renewable Heat Incentive applications, Environmental Permits under the Medium Combustion Plant Directive and  Energy Savings & Opportunities Scheme.

Job Title: Senior Engineer

Tel: 024 7669 8899

Email: mike.bond@nfuenergy.co.uk

Wednesday, 15 July 2020
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Does SECR affect you?

Large companies are now required to comply with the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) scheme, which came into effect on 01 April 2019. SECR replaced the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), and although designed to simplify energy and carbon reporting for large organisations, SECR
Tuesday, 09 June 2020
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Electricity prices took a Spring Bank Holiday rollercoaster

An unpredictable combination of factors on the electricity markets led to a prolonged period of negative electricity prices over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Those consumers with flexible supply contracts enjoyed negative commodity prices for most of Saturday and again on the Sunday morning,
Tuesday, 05 May 2020
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GrowSave set to go from strength to strength

GrowSave has been keeping growers abreast of the latest energy saving techniques since 2007. A collaboration between AHDB and NFU Energy, it was originally set up to serve the protected edible and protected ornamental sectors and extended to cover soft fruit in 2018. It’s now set for a new five-
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
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Environment Agency clamps down on temporary permissions to combust

Since the 20 December 2018, the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) has been applicable to all prospective operators of combustion plants over 1 MWth input until either 2025 or 2030, with exemption to plants commissioned prior to this date. For all applicable plants in both the present and the
Tuesday, 03 March 2020
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It’s time for SECR

Phase 2 of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is now complete, but does that mean you can relax until it’s time to get ready for the next reporting deadline in 2023?
Tuesday, 07 January 2020
Chimney's with smoke coming out against a grey sky
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Wrapped up with ESOS… now for SECR

The second round of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is now complete. NFU Energy assisted nine clients with achieving compliance, and in each case, the Environment Agency was notified in time for the 5 December Phase 2 deadline.
Tuesday, 01 October 2019
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MCPD environmental permits: all you need to know

The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) came into effect towards the end of last year. It’s the scheme aimed at improving air quality by controlling the emission of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and dust pollutants, so reducing the potential risks to health and the environment.
Tuesday, 05 February 2019
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2019 is here, and so is Phase 2 of ESOS compliance

So, it’s that ESOS time again! 2019 brings the second phase of compliance for large businesses and as one of FEC Energy’s lead assessors, I have a growing client list for whom we will enable compliance requirements to be met.
Thursday, 17 January 2019
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Energy efficiency… not glamorous but effective

The global effort to reduce manmade emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 has always been a two-pronged assault. Energy usage is reduced by efficiency improvements and decarbonised through renewable sources.
Tuesday, 02 October 2018
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The Medium Combustion Plant Directive – are you affected?

Since our last blog (16th August 2018), guidance has been published and more information has come to light on the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD).