Thursday, 28 May 2020
Electricity pylon outside with a blue sky and white clouds behind
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by Jodie Hisgett

Life in lockdown: our new working environment

When the UK first went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic energy suppliers struggled to facilitate socially distanced working and they prioritised emergencies and vulnerable customers.
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
People looking at an example of vertical farming
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by Jenny Beynon

Is vertical farming the future of horticulture?

We are often led to believe that the future of horticulture will be vertical farming (VF) facilities growing crops in soilless substrates, using systems such as hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics.
Thursday, 21 May 2020
Countryside view with stone wall in the front and rolling hills behind.
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by Steve Leil

New lease of life for Climate Change Levy discount

In the Spring Budget, the Government announced a two-year extension to the current Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme, with precise terms now out for consultation.
Tuesday, 19 May 2020
stack of miscanthus bales
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by Jenni Elves

Using Miscanthus chips or bales in your boiler?

Now’s the time to register your harvest on the Sustainable Fuel Register (SFR). It is easy to put things off. We all do it, saving those jobs for the rainy day and then finding something else to do when the heavens open.
Thursday, 14 May 2020
Three biomass boilers being installed in a shed
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by Ben Campbell

How the BSL helps your RHI accreditation

As part of your ongoing Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) obligations, you must demonstrate that any non-waste wood fuels you are sourcing are sustainable. To do this, you must provide evidence that your fuel meets both the land criteria and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) threshold.
Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Woodchip in a hand with more in the background
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by Thomas Wilkins

Easy periodic data submission for the RHI

Are you a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme participant? Do you struggle with your regular data submissions that are required to fulfil the obligations of the Scheme? Are you checking to make sure the readings are in line with your expectations?
Thursday, 07 May 2020
a coal fired power station
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by Jenny Beynon

Britain breaks record for coal-free power generation

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.
Wednesday, 06 May 2020
Green CHP engine in a shed
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by Max Knowles

Electricity generators may be asked to turn off at short notice

National Grid has asked Ofgem for permission to instruct embedded generators to turn off at short notice in time for the bank holiday this Friday (08 May).
Tuesday, 05 May 2020
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by Mike Bond

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.