Thursday, 21 July 2016
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by Jodie Hisgett

Gas wholesale at 12 month high following Centrica closure

Centrica, who have 70% of the UK’s gas storage, have made the difficult decision to close their storage facility until the spring. This has caused the price for gas to increase by 10%, pushing it to its highest for a year. Over the past 18 months, the facility has experienced ongoing problems which
Friday, 15 July 2016
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by Jon Swain

Electricity can be more expensive than petrol on the motorway!

For several years, Ecotricity has been providing ‘free to use’ charging points at motorway service stations, amongst other locations, for electric vehicle owners.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
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by Jon Swain

Miscanthus developments - burn it? sleep in it? live in it?

The rain finally stopped, and the sunshine made a welcome appearance, just in time for a guided walk around an experimental fields trial site of miscanthus at Hackthorn in Lincolnshire.
Wednesday, 06 July 2016
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by Andrew Kneeshaw

Make savings to offset higher energy prices

Electricity prices took off last week and at this rate, we’ll soon be looking at them returning to levels seen 12 months ago. If you are going to cut costs, you’re going to have to look closely at something other than cheaper tariffs.
Tuesday, 05 July 2016
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by Jenny Beynon

We're changing our name to...

… FEC ENERGY Why the change?
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
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by Elisa Evans

AD accreditation - a service story

David Ireland is the Director of Codlaw Renewable Energy, and one of our Energy Account Managed clients, with a 1099 kW AD plant in Hexham. Recently, recognising that he needed assistance from someone who knew their way around the technicalities and pitfalls of registration (and quickly too), we
Thursday, 23 June 2016
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by Elisa Evans

All about ROCs

Recently Oli and I took a trip to London to see Ofgem for a Fuelling and Sustainability workshop. The workshop was all about the Renewable Obligations Certificate (ROC) Scheme, of which my knowledge has so far been limited to solar technology.
Friday, 03 June 2016
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by Elisa Evans

Another blow to UK's clean energy industry

Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) recently released a consultation that announces an end to Feed-in Tariff (FiT) schemes for new large anaerobic digestion (AD) sites, and a greater reduction to small and medium scale plants. Here are the main points from the consultation:
Thursday, 02 June 2016
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by Elisa Evans

Two years on and I'm still here

I was pleased to celebrate my second anniversary at FEC recently. Having changed from the domestic to the commercial energy world, I have learnt a great deal. From the traditional import of electricity and gas, to the more exotic export of electricity and now, gas-to-grid - when I joined FEC, I
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
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by Thomas Wilkins

The latest degression announcement from DECC

DECC have just announced the tariffs for the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, which will be effective from 1st July 2016. Small biomass, continuing to be hit by the degressions, will be decreasing by 10%.

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