Thursday, 29 August 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Vote for Oli

NFU Energy has put forward our Head of Technical Delivery, Oli, to be appointed to the Board of the Wood Heat Association (WHA) to represent non-wood biomass interests. It’s a really important role to many farmers, growers, fuel suppliers and those with renewable installations.
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Camera in a greenhouse with green leaves
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by Jenny Beynon

Glasshouse climate optimisation

The use of sensors within horticulture is hardly a recent development, with thermometers, measuring boxes and CO2 sensors having been used for decades.
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Solar panels with wind turbines behind
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by Ben Ablewhite

Have you gone green…?

A few weeks ago, E.ON announced that they would, with immediate effect, provide all of their domestic consumers with renewable electricity as standard, at no extra charge. Good news, but not unprecedented since Shell Energy did exactly the same thing last year.
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
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by Oli Coe

What caused the recent blackout?

The Government will shortly be issuing a verdict on National Grid’s handling of the blackout a couple of weeks ago.
Thursday, 15 August 2019
oil rig in the ocean
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by Jenny Beynon

Milestone as Equinor hits first oil from huge Mariner project

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, 13 August 2019
Pylons in a sunset
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by Candace Robb

Should I be fixing long term or short term on my renewal?

One of the things that I get asked most regularly is if the energy prices are likely to come down at all. If I had a crystal ball to be able to predict what the energy market was going to do, I would be a very wealthy person!
Thursday, 08 August 2019
oil rig in the ocean with a sunset
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by Jodie Hisgett

When the price of electricity goes down, how do unit rates still go up?

For the last few years each renewal we do reminds us of the increase in the cost of electricity, but why are prices increasing?
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Improve light transmission in your glasshouse

You may be familiar with the research – a 1% increase in light can lead to a 1% increase in production – but do you know how to realise the maximum benefit? Even the best glasshouses only transmit somewhere in the region of 60% of sunlight to the crop inside, with many achieving far less.
Thursday, 01 August 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Using glass for soft fruit

With growing consumer demand for soft fruit throughout the year, many growers are capitalising on the opportunity to supply the increasing market. To do so, however, probably means a change in approach and an investment in some new – or perhaps old – infrastructure.