Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Five heat pumps in a large shed
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by Jon Swain

RHI: Points to watch

Many farm businesses run into difficulty when it comes to an RHI audit due to failure to notify system changes or omissions or inaccuracies in record keeping. One issue seen in recent months relates to planning permission for biomass boilers.
Thursday, 25 July 2019
The NFU stand at the Royal Welsh Show
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by Jodie Hisgett

Royally good time at the Royal Welsh Show

On Monday 22 July and Tuesday 23 July, Jon Swain and I attended the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells to spread the word about NFU Energy, the various ways we can support members and answer any energy-related questions they may have on the day.
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Strawberries growing in a greenhouse with a vertical fan
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by Jenny Beynon

How to achieve good air movement in a glasshouse

Optimising production methods is one of the aims of many greenhouse growers. Determining what makes an optimal climate for crop quality and production, however, can be challenging, and it’s certainly worth bearing in mind that what feels comfortable to a person may be less than ideal for a crop.
Thursday, 18 July 2019
Round hay bales in a field
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by Oli Coe

Sustainability compliance is far from just another hoop

It’s easy to think of sustainability compliance as just another hoop you need to jump through to get your Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payment for your biomass project. Most RHI participants probably view it as an annoying inconvenience.
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Green light for Cheshire geothermal energy research

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.
Thursday, 11 July 2019
A group of people standing in a farmers field
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by Oli Coe

NFU aims for net zero carbon emissions by 2040

Farmers and growers will be looking to quantify their current carbon emissions and identify areas of improvement in response to the NFU's goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and the Committee on Climate Change announcement of  net zero carbon emissions by 2050. 
Tuesday, 09 July 2019
Black and white photo of electricity pylon
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by Jodie Hisgett

What’s the best electricity contract length for my renewal?

No matter what big purchase you’re making in life; be it a new car, a property or your energy, the risk of the price coming down after your purchase will always be in the back of your mind.
Thursday, 04 July 2019
An arial view of a city lights at night
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by Ben Ablewhite

How to get 50% more for your electricity

If you generate electricity and sell your surplus to the grid you might have spotted that the gap between the price you receive for your exported energy and the price you pay to buy from the grid seems to be growing.
Tuesday, 02 July 2019
Strawberries growing in a greenhouse
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by Jenny Beynon

Soft Fruit growers benefit from GrowSave

You may recall that GrowSave celebrated its 10th anniversary back in 2017. While we didn’t have any big celebrations, we are proud to have been helping horticulture save energy for over a decade now, and we feel we have made a positive impact during that time.