Tuesday, 07 April 2020
A close up on a pile of wood chip
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by Jon Swain

Stay ahead of the game and consider your fuel supply

As we enter the third week of strict restrictions on movement with many businesses working entirely from home, we are beginning to hear reports of difficulties in getting heating fuel supplies, both renewable and non-renewable.
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
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by Ben Campbell

Carbon as a crop…

The first Woodland Carbon Guarantee (WCaG) auction of the five-year period is currently underway. This incentive scheme is set to increase tree planting rates across the UK and is part of the government’s 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment. The UK’s commitment to Net Zero by 2050 means storing
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Oli Coe with a green background
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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.
Thursday, 30 May 2019
A close up of large straw bales stacked up
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by Oli Coe

Existing SFR users... don’t forget to register fuel each year

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) can seem like bureaucracy gone mad. There are masses of guidance notes to read, long sprawling emails that seem to drop into your inbox all too regularly, hoops to jump through when you make the slightest system or admin change and heaps of ongoing obligations. It
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Storm Hannah arrives in the nick of time

The rain has come just at the right time for anyone thinking about planting Miscanthus this spring. With record breaking temperatures in February and over Easter and wall to wall sunshine, farmland was starting to become worryingly dry. Farmers and gardeners across the UK were metaphorically doing
Thursday, 05 April 2018
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by Jon Swain

Is your biomass boiler ash a resource or a waste?

The Wood Heat Association (WHA) Conference often tackles interesting and sometimes overlooked aspects of the use of biomass. This year was no different, as one of the sessions explored whether the ash from biomass combustion was a valuable resource or simply a waste.
Thursday, 16 November 2017
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by Jon Swain

New grant for woodland creation… don’t miss out!

In addition to the Farm Productivity Grant and the Improving Agri-Food business grants announced earlier this month, there is also another grant scheme available under the Rural Development Programme for England banner of improving countryside productivity.
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
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by Chris Plackett

FEC Energy joins the NFU

This week has seen changes here at FEC Energy that brings positive news for both our clients and staff alike. We have sold the FEC Energy Ltd business to the National Farmers Union (NFU) in a strategic move which recognises the increasing involvement of farmers in the energy business.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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by Jon Swain

RHI reforms - Governmental changes update

The Renewable Heat Incentive reforms that were originally laid before parliament and then withdrawn in mid-March have not yet been re-laid and latest news suggests that this may not be until after the summer recess.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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by Thomas Wilkins

Medium biomass RHI degressions highly likely

BEIS has confirmed that the RHI regulatory reforms were not laid before Parliament and that the scheme will continue in its current form for now. This means that the 1st July 2017 degression assessment will be based on the January 2017 budget figures.

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