Tuesday, 20 August 2019
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by Oli Coe

What caused the recent blackout?

The Government will shortly be issuing a verdict on National Grid’s handling of the blackout a couple of weeks ago.
Thursday, 15 August 2019
oil rig in the ocean
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by Jenny Beynon

Milestone as Equinor hits first oil from huge Mariner project

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
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Pylons in a sunset
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by Candace Robb

Should I be fixing long term or short term on my renewal?

One of the things that I get asked most regularly is if the energy prices are likely to come down at all. If I had a crystal ball to be able to predict what the energy market was going to do, I would be a very wealthy person!
Thursday, 08 August 2019
oil rig in the ocean with a sunset
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by Jodie Hisgett

When the price of electricity goes down, how do unit rates still go up?

For the last few years each renewal we do reminds us of the increase in the cost of electricity, but why are prices increasing?
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Improve light transmission in your glasshouse

You may be familiar with the research – a 1% increase in light can lead to a 1% increase in production – but do you know how to realise the maximum benefit? Even the best glasshouses only transmit somewhere in the region of 60% of sunlight to the crop inside, with many achieving far less. So, what
Thursday, 01 August 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Using glass for soft fruit

With growing consumer demand for soft fruit throughout the year, many growers are capitalising on the opportunity to supply the increasing market. To do so, however, probably means a change in approach and an investment in some new – or perhaps old – infrastructure.
Tuesday, 30 July 2019
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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
Thursday, 25 July 2019
The NFU stand at the Royal Welsh Show
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by Jodie Hisgett

Royally good time at the Royal Welsh Show

On Monday 22 July and Tuesday 23 July, Jon Swain and I attended the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells to spread the word about NFU Energy, the various ways we can support members and answer any energy-related questions they may have on the day.
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Strawberries growing in a greenhouse with a vertical fan
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by Jenny Beynon

How to achieve good air movement in a glasshouse

Optimising production methods is one of the aims of many greenhouse growers. Determining what makes an optimal climate for crop quality and production, however, can be challenging, and it’s certainly worth bearing in mind that what feels comfortable to a person may be less than ideal for a crop.
Thursday, 18 July 2019
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by Oli Coe

Sustainability compliance is far from just another hoop

It’s easy to think of sustainability compliance as just another hoop you need to jump through to get your Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payment for your biomass project. Most RHI participants probably view it as an annoying inconvenience.


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