Tuesday, 19 May 2020
stack of miscanthus bales
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by Jenni Elves

Using Miscanthus chips or bales in your boiler?

Now’s the time to register your harvest on the Sustainable Fuel Register (SFR). It is easy to put things off. We all do it, saving those jobs for the rainy day and then finding something else to do when the heavens open.
Thursday, 14 May 2020
Three biomass boilers being installed in a shed
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by Ben Campbell

How the BSL helps your RHI accreditation

As part of your ongoing Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) obligations, you must demonstrate that any non-waste wood fuels you are sourcing are sustainable. To do this, you must provide evidence that your fuel meets both the land criteria and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) threshold. This leaves you with two
Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Woodchip in a hand with more in the background
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by Thomas Wilkins

Easy periodic data submission for the RHI

Are you a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme participant? Do you struggle with your regular data submissions that are required to fulfil the obligations of the Scheme? Are you checking to make sure the readings are in line with your expectations?
Thursday, 07 May 2020
a coal fired power station
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by Jenny Beynon

Britain breaks record for coal-free power generation

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
Wednesday, 06 May 2020
Green CHP engine in a shed
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by Max Knowles

Electricity generators may be asked to turn off at short notice

National Grid has asked Ofgem for permission to instruct embedded generators to turn off at short notice in time for the bank holiday this Friday (08 May). This proposed amendment to the Grid Supply Code is a last resort to help balance the grid supply and demand, in reaction to unprecedented
Tuesday, 05 May 2020
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by Mike Bond

GrowSave set to go from strength to strength

GrowSave has been keeping growers abreast of the latest energy saving techniques since 2007. A collaboration between AHDB and NFU Energy, it was originally set up to serve the protected edible and protected ornamental sectors and extended to cover soft fruit in 2018. It’s now set for a new five-
Thursday, 30 April 2020
Tomatoes on a vine in a greenhouse
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by Ed Hardy

A view of what’s to come?

Given the current situation around the Coronavirus pandemic, most aspects of society have been greatly affected, horticulture and agriculture is no exception. The lockdowns imposed by the UK government in March, as well as others around the world, have led to immediate consequences for the whole
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
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by Sophie Archer

The burning question about refurbs

Have you got a combustion plant over 1 MW input on site? Has it been replaced or had its burner upgraded since the 20 December 2018? Then you may need to comply with the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) regulations to stay compliant with the EA.
Thursday, 23 April 2020
Large red biomass boiler with sliver pipes in a greenhouse
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by Ryan Ward

How to secure a tariff guarantee

The most recent Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff degression occurred on the 31 March 2020, reducing the tariff on ground/water source heat pumps (over 100 kWth) by 10% and the next potential degression will be on the 30 June 2020.
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
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by Thomas Wilkins

Keep compliant with our new RHI HealthCheck-Lite

Introducing our latest Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) HealthCheck designed to help you meet your obligations and pass an audit, with no immediate site visit required.

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