Thursday, 23 July 2020
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by Jon Swain

How retailers collaborating on decarbonisation could impact horticulture

Twenty retail businesses have recently joined forces through the British Retail Consortium (BRC), pledging to develop a blueprint for decarbonisation of the industry. Among the signatories are several supermarkets that have committed to reducing emissions not only in their shops but also through
Tuesday, 21 July 2020
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by Ryan Ward

Ofgem update industry on RHI tariff guarantee extension

Following the announcement from BEIS regarding the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) extension for tariff guarantee projects due to COVID-19, Ofgem has shared an update with the latest information. Here is the summary of what was shared:
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
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by Mike Bond

Does SECR affect you?

Large companies are now required to comply with the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) scheme, which came into effect on 01 April 2019. SECR replaced the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), and although designed to simplify energy and carbon reporting for large organisations, SECR
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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by Jenny Beynon

Engie team targets geothermal innovation

Read our top five energy-related news stories from the last couple of weeks. Energy is always in the news in one way or another, from renewable energy technology advancements and the latest from the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to advancements in energy saving and sustainability. In this blog, we
Thursday, 09 July 2020
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by Thomas Wilkins

RHI participants: It’s time to be prepared…

Ofgem audits on Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) accredited systems are on the rise now that lockdown restrictions are lessening. If an auditor uncovers compliance issues you could, at best, face lengthy delays in payments while you sort out inconsistencies, while a serious breach could result in
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
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by Steve Leil

Climate Change Agreement scheme two-year extension announced

In the Spring Budget 2020, the Government announced the CCA scheme would be extended for two years. Details of the proposed changes are now starting to emerge:
Thursday, 02 July 2020
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by Ed Shuldham

Do you need to amend your RHI application, have you changed something?

Everyone involved with the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will have come across talk of needing an ‘amendment’ at some point but what does that really mean?
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
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by Thomas Wilkins

BEIS announce an RHI extension due to COVID-19

The government has announced an extension to commissioning deadlines for all Tariff Guarantee projects to the 31 March 2022 and introducing a flexible 3rd allocation of Tariff Guarantees in a response to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) consolation.
Thursday, 25 June 2020
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by Candace Robb

Energy contract volume tolerance

What is it, why is it in my contract and how do I avoid charges? On your electricity and gas contracts you may see something that says ‘volume tolerance’ or ‘take or pay’ without much explanation of what this means. It is often overlooked when it comes to signing but is worth taking note of what
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
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by Sophie Archer

Updates on permitting and ongoing compliance

If your plant exceeds 1 MWth input and was commissioned after the 20 December 2018, it requires an Environmental Permit from the Environment Agency under the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD). Existing plants that were commissioned prior to December 2018 will require permitting in:

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