Thursday, 31 October 2019
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by Jon Swain

The nights are drawing in – time to be energy efficient

This weekend we moved out of BST meaning that it’s starting to get dark earlier. This isn’t the only effect of the hour change however, any equipment that you have that is controlled by a timeclock may well now be out of sync with your expected pattern of use.
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Join us at Energy and Rural Business Show

The Energy and Rural Business Show, run in association with NFU Energy, is opening its doors at the East of England Showground on Tuesday 03 and Wednesday 04 March 2020.
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Boiler house
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by Sophie Archer

Do you have permission?

Having the necessary planning permissions and the relevant environmental permits in place has always been a requirement for a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) application. As well as this, it is a legal requirement that applicants must take very seriously.
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

MCPD environmental permits – all you need to know

Under the rules of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) that came into force at the end of 2018, combustion plants and generators rated at greater than 1MWth and less than 50MWth capacity (based on the fuel input) must have an environmental permit to operate.
Thursday, 17 October 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

SOLARWATT kits out poultry farm with egg-citing new solar roof

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, 15 October 2019
Pylons in a sunset
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by Jodie Hisgett

Could regulator veto put an end to supplier collapse chaos?

Ofgem may be looking to block the suppliers that go bust from selling their customers to rival suppliers.
Thursday, 10 October 2019
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by Ryan Ward

The intermittency of renewable generation

Electrical energy is an indispensable part of our daily lives and as most of the world is gradually shifting from fossil fuel generation to cleaner renewables, problems can arise on the National Grid.
Tuesday, 08 October 2019
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by Oli Coe

Can we meet the energy demands of automation?

With the rise in robotic solutions in horticulture, our GrowSave* project considers how this might impact your energy use and costs. As more and more technology is introduced to the horticultural world, energy demand is also very likely to rocket up.
Thursday, 03 October 2019
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by Steven Jackson

Getting to know NFU Cymru

Last week I represented NFU Energy at the Innovation and Diversification Wales show at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. This was a new event staged by Farming Connect, an organisation providing Farm and Forestry businesses across Wales with business support and training.
Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Blue Combined Heat and Power engine
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by Mike Bond

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.