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%.
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
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by Ed Hardy

LEDs in space

Water cooled LED lights have made their way into space! Safe food production is an ongoing issue for the EDEN Institute of Space Systems project. Heliospectra AB, working as part of this project, has designed high intensity LED grow lights to be used for this purpose on both the Internation Space
Thursday, 12 May 2016
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by Tim Pratt

The TRIADs have gone... until next winter

Generators, and large users of electricity, can derive useful cash from coordinating their electricity use with the National Grid TRIAD periods. These are three half-hour periods in the year when national electricity demand is at its highest. Users are paid cash for shedding load, or having
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
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by Chris Plackett

Budget announcement impacts on future CCL costs and savings

In his budget speech on March 16th, George Osbourne made some interesting energy related announcements. For many, the most significant news was that the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (known as the CRC) will end on 1st April 2019.
Monday, 04 April 2016
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by Jenny Beynon

Biomass boiler helps strawberry grower increase yield

Scottish strawberry grower, PJ Stirling, estimate that they will produce an extra 150 tonnes of strawberries, as a result of extending their growing season with a new biomass heating system.


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