Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Engineer auditing pipework and machinery
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by Thomas Wilkins

Are your RHI records audit worthy?

Over the past few years, Ofgem has been stepping up the number of audits on Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) systems. In fact, all systems on the RHI scheme are expected to be audited at least twice over their 20 years on the scheme. The auditor usually starts by looking at the paperwork and record
Thursday, 12 March 2020
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by Thomas Wilkins

Are you audit ready?

We have seen participants of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme are having their payments put on hold for over 12 months while they provide Ofgem with evidence to resolve non-compliances. Is your system and are your records ready for an audit?
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
Tuesday, 04 February 2020
White AD plant with a blue sky background
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by Jon Swain

How to get help with energy related disputes

The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and Renewables Obligation have closed to new applicants, and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will close to new applicants in March 2021. However, all have 20 year lifetimes for accredited systems. It is already becoming more common for disputes to arise between operators
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