Thursday, 18 June 2020
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by Sophie Archer

Waste Wood Acceptance: The P’s and Q’s

If you burn, or plan to burn, waste wood you need to make sure your site has a procedure in place to check the type and quality of the fuel being delivered. With national shortages of Virgin and Grade A waste wood becoming more frequent across suppliers, it is more important than ever to make sure
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
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by Jenny Beynon

Could the coronavirus crisis finally finish off coal?

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, 11 June 2020
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by Sophie Archer

The Right Wood?

For those with biomass boilers, renewable heat is a critical aspect of their business – but what you buy and use on site can carry more weight than most would think.
Tuesday, 09 June 2020
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by Mike Bond

Electricity prices took a Spring Bank Holiday rollercoaster

An unpredictable combination of factors on the electricity markets led to a prolonged period of negative electricity prices over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Those consumers with flexible supply contracts enjoyed negative commodity prices for most of Saturday and again on the Sunday morning,
Thursday, 04 June 2020
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by Eirinn Rusbridge

Going further with calculating carbon emissions

Interest in calculating carbon emissions has been recently gathering pace, with lively discussions at the NFU conference and the launch of the Net Zero: Farm Status Indicator.
Tuesday, 02 June 2020
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by Ryan Ward

Further RHI degression for large ground source heat pumps

Towards the end of March 2020, we saw a degression in the large (100 kWth and above) ground/water source heat pump RHI tariff of 10%. The recent expenditure forecast published by Ofgem at the end of May highlighted that this technology continues to exceed its expenditure threshold, and as such will
Tuesday, 02 June 2020
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by Ben Ablewhite

Electricity generators paid to switch off

Historically low demand on the electricity grid caused by the COVID-19 lockdown has driven National Grid to look for more ways to balance supply and demand, resulting in the launch of a new scheme paying generators to switch off.
Thursday, 28 May 2020
Electricity pylon outside with a blue sky and white clouds behind
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by Jodie Hisgett

Life in lockdown: our new working environment

When the UK first went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic energy suppliers struggled to facilitate socially distanced working and they prioritised emergencies and vulnerable customers. Chances are, getting through to your supplier if you did not fall into these categories was not easy and I
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
People looking at an example of vertical farming
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by Jenny Beynon

Is vertical farming the future of horticulture?

We are often led to believe that the future of horticulture will be vertical farming (VF) facilities growing crops in soilless substrates, using systems such as hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics. The nature of VF usually means a completely controlled environment, requiring lighting, irrigation
Thursday, 21 May 2020
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by Steve Leil

New lease of life for Climate Change Levy discount

In the Spring Budget, the Government announced a two-year extension to the current Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme, with precise terms now out for consultation.

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