Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Large red biomass boiler
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by Thomas Wilkins

BEIS announce an RHI extension due to COVID-19

The government has announced an extension to commissioning deadlines for all Tariff Guarantee projects to the 31 March 2022 and introducing a flexible 3rd allocation of Tariff Guarantees in a response to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consolation.
Thursday, 25 June 2020
Gas flames on a gas hob ring
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by Candace Robb

Energy contract volume tolerance

What is it, why is it in my contract and how do I avoid charges?
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Two green boilers in containers
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by Sophie Archer

Updates on permitting and ongoing compliance

If your plant exceeds 1 MWth input and was commissioned after the 20 December 2018, it requires an Environmental Permit from the Environment Agency under the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD). Existing plants that were commissioned prior to December 2018 will require permitting in:
Thursday, 18 June 2020
Stack of wooden logs with grey sky
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by Sophie Archer

Waste Wood Acceptance: The P’s and Q’s

If you burn, or plan to burn, waste wood you need to make sure your site has a procedure in place to check the type and quality of the fuel being delivered.
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Close up of burning coals
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by Jenny Beynon

Could the coronavirus crisis finally finish off coal?

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 June 2020
A close up on a pile of wood chip
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by Sophie Archer

The Right Wood?

For those with biomass boilers, renewable heat is a critical aspect of their business – but what you buy and use on site can carry more weight than most would think.
Tuesday, 09 June 2020
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by Mike Bond

Electricity prices took a Spring Bank Holiday rollercoaster

An unpredictable combination of factors on the electricity markets led to a prolonged period of negative electricity prices over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.
Thursday, 04 June 2020
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by Eirinn Rusbridge

Going further with calculating carbon emissions

Interest in calculating carbon emissions has been recently gathering pace, with lively discussions at the NFU conference and the launch of the Net Zero: Farm Status Indicator.
Tuesday, 02 June 2020
Five heat pumps in a large shed
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by Ryan Ward

Further RHI degression for large ground source heat pumps

Towards the end of March 2020, we saw a degression in the large (100 kWth and above) ground/water source heat pump RHI tariff of 10%.
Tuesday, 02 June 2020
Wind turbines in a field with a cloudless blue sky behind
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by Ben Ablewhite

Electricity generators paid to switch off

Historically low demand on the electricity grid caused by the COVID-19 lockdown has driven National Grid to look for more ways to balance supply and demand, resulting in the launch of a new scheme paying generators to switch off.