Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Solar panels in the sunshine
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by Jenny Beynon

2019 the greenest year on record

The UK’s renewable sector outperformed fossil fuel plants on a record 137 days in 2019, making it the greenest year yet.
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Blue Combined Heat and Power engine
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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.
Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Five heat pumps in a large shed
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by Jon Swain

RHI: Points to watch

Many farm businesses run into difficulty when it comes to an RHI audit due to failure to notify system changes or omissions or inaccuracies in record keeping. One issue seen in recent months relates to planning permission for biomass boilers. It’s always been a requirement of the RHI to have proof
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Two blue tractors in a field of straw
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by Oli Coe

Get more for your straw

With the harvest approaching, you may be looking at market prices and thinking about how much straw to keep or stockpile for your own use and how much to sell on.
Tuesday, 04 June 2019
Factory chimneys with white smoke coming out at sun set.
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by Oli Coe

Are you SECR ready?

Check now to ensure you don’t get caught out by SECR, a new mandatory compliance scheme for large companies.
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Large red biomass boiler
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by Elisa Evans

How complaint are you?

If you have an approved RHI application then there are several ongoing obligations with which you need to comply with to claim payments. These are laid out by Ofgem which administers the RHI scheme on behalf of the Government. Instances of non-compliance identified or reported to Ofgem can result
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
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by Steve Leil

Be sure to claim your increased CCL relief

Calling all members of the NFU CCL Scheme... On 01 April 2019, the Government is increasing Climate Change Levy (CCL) Rates and the level of discount you receive as part of the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) you hold under the NFU CCL Scheme. You must complete new PP10 and PP11 forms in order to
Tuesday, 05 March 2019
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by Oli Coe

Are you ESOS compliant?

Any large organisation with 250 + employees or turnover greater than £39m is required to comply with the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS). For anyone who qualifies, the time is now to make arrangements to meet the requirements of this statutory scheme. However, don’t worry we have experts
Thursday, 28 February 2019
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by Steve Leil

Did you meet the CCL deadline?

Today marks the deadline for NFU Climate Change Levy (CCL) scheme participants to complete their Online CCL Data return. Although we have indeed received the majority of CCL Data returns from our members on the scheme, for this reporting period (2017/18), some are still outstanding.
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
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by Oli Coe

SECR - You may not have to comply, but it will affect you

Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) will replace the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency Scheme from April 2019.