Thursday, 30 May 2019
A close up of large straw bales stacked up
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by Oli Coe

Existing SFR users... don’t forget to register fuel each year

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) can seem like bureaucracy gone mad. There are masses of guidance notes to read, long sprawling emails that seem to drop into your inbox all too regularly, hoops to jump through when you make the slightest system or admin change and heaps of ongoing obligations.
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Large red biomass boiler
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by Elisa Evans

How complaint are you?

If you have an approved RHI application then there are several ongoing obligations with which you need to comply with to claim payments. These are laid out by Ofgem which administers the RHI scheme on behalf of the Government.
Thursday, 23 May 2019
A wind farm in a field with a sunset behind
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by Jon Swain

Capitalising on opportunities and rise to the challenges

Here at NFU Energy, we can sometimes feel like a broken record (remember them), repeating similar messages to reinforce the state of the UK energy market. However, here are some of the inalienable truths:
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Countryside hills with a stone wall at the front and blue sky
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by Jon Swain

£30m grant fund announced

In the autumn last year, Government announced they would commit a further £30 million to the next round of the popular small grants scheme for agriculture.
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Two chimneys releasing smoke into the sky
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by Jenny Beynon

UK has first coal-free week for a century

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.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
A greenhouse with its roof vents open
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by Steve Leil

CCL horticulture sector saves over £3 million

A number of Horticultural businesses registered on the NFU Climate Change Levy (CCL) scheme have now completed their third Target Period reporting at the start of 2019. Data submissions have been presented to the Environment Agency and the results have been issued to all operators.
Thursday, 09 May 2019
A collection of light blubs hanging from the ceiling
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by Jodie Hisgett

Our NFU Electricity Buying Groups go monthly…

Our ever-popular NFU Electricity Buying Groups will now be run monthly, providing more flexibility and making them easier to join for members.
Tuesday, 07 May 2019
A herd of cows stood in a field in the English countryside.
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by Oli Coe

Net Zero… the UK’s contribution to stopping global warming

On the 02 May 2019, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released a report titled ‘Net Zero, The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming’, which outlines targets and recommendations for all sectors across the UK, Scottish and Welsh economies, aimed at achieving a reduction in net Greenhouse
Thursday, 02 May 2019
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by Jon Swain

Energising energy – what next?

Against a background of volatile energy prices, changing energy policy and diminishing government incentives for renewables. What opportunity does energy hold for farmers and growers?