Thursday, 10 October 2019
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by Ryan Ward

The intermittency of renewable generation

Electrical energy is an indispensable part of our daily lives and as most of the world is gradually shifting from fossil fuel generation to cleaner renewables, problems can arise on the National Grid.
Tuesday, 08 October 2019
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by Oli Coe

Can we meet the energy demands of automation?

With the rise in robotic solutions in horticulture, our GrowSave* project considers how this might impact your energy use and costs. As more and more technology is introduced to the horticultural world, energy demand is also very likely to rocket up.
Thursday, 03 October 2019
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by Steven Jackson

Getting to know NFU Cymru

Last week I represented NFU Energy at the Innovation and Diversification Wales show at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. This was a new event staged by Farming Connect, an organisation providing Farm and Forestry businesses across Wales with business support and training.
Tuesday, 01 October 2019
Blue Combined Heat and Power engine
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by Mike Bond

MCPD environmental permits: all you need to know

The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) came into effect towards the end of last year. It’s the scheme aimed at improving air quality by controlling the emission of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides (NOx), and dust pollutants, so reducing the potential risks to health and the environment.
Thursday, 26 September 2019
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by Tim Pratt

The hot topics at GreenTech 2019

Back in June this year Oli and I visited the GreenTech horticulture exhibition alongside many in the greenhouse industry that was held in Amsterdam. Whilst there was a lot to see the stand out themes with an energy twist were:
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Electricity meter on a wall
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by Joshua Robinson

Are smart meters finally smart enough?

Although smart meters have been installed since 2009, it wasn’t until 2016 that the official smart meter infrastructure went live. The aim of this was to have every UK household offered a smart meter by 2020. However, last week this target was pushed back to 2024 at a total cost expected to exceed
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Cows in a field on the with fields in the background
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by Eirinn Rusbridge

Are Global Warming Potentials fit for purpose for carbon foot printing?

There has been some discussion recently regarding the current benchmarking we use to quantify how harmful greenhouse gases (GHGs) are - Global Warming Potentials (GWPs). GWP weighs the potential that different gases have to cause warming to the environment, in comparison to an equivalent weight of
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
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by Steven Jackson

NFU Energy join Jules Energy for their bike adventure

At the beginning of September Mike, Elisa, Ed and myself joined the Jules and Friends Bike Event 2019, where we would be cycling between 50 and 100 km a day. Here is how we got on…
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Last chance to vote…

NFU Energy has put forward our Head of Technical Delivery, Oli, to be appointed to the Board of the Wood Heat Association (WHA) to represent non-wood biomass interests. Voting closes on Sunday 15 September read below to find out what Oli has to say and get your vote in today…
Tuesday, 10 September 2019
power station with smoke coming out of the chimneys
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by Jenny Beynon

Energy firms plan UK's first carbon-neutral 'industrial cluster'

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


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