Tuesday, 11 June 2019
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by Oli Coe

Plant powered energy savings?

I recently came across a talk about the air ‘purifying’ effect of a number of household plants, and within the talk, the speaker mentioned that alongside improved productivity within offices, the addition of a number of these plants per person resulted in energy savings of around 15%.
Thursday, 06 June 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

We are coming to a show near you

It’s that time of year for the annual agricultural shows and we are joining the NFU on their stands at the Royal Cornwall Show and the Royal Welsh Show.
Tuesday, 04 June 2019
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by Oli Coe

Are you SECR ready?

Check now to ensure you don’t get caught out by SECR, a new mandatory compliance scheme for large companies.
Thursday, 30 May 2019
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by Oli Coe

Existing SFR users... don’t forget to register fuel each year

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) can seem like bureaucracy gone mad. There are masses of guidance notes to read, long sprawling emails that seem to drop into your inbox all too regularly, hoops to jump through when you make the slightest system or admin change and heaps of ongoing obligations. It
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
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by Elisa Evans

How complaint are you?

If you have an approved RHI application then there are several ongoing obligations with which you need to comply with to claim payments. These are laid out by Ofgem which administers the RHI scheme on behalf of the Government. Instances of non-compliance identified or reported to Ofgem can result
Thursday, 23 May 2019
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by Jon Swain

Capitalising on opportunities and rise to the challenges

Here at NFU Energy, we can sometimes feel like a broken record (remember them), repeating similar messages to reinforce the state of the UK energy market. However, here are some of the inalienable truths:
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
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by Jon Swain

£30m grant fund announced

In the autumn last year, Government announced they would commit a further £30 million to the next round of the popular small grants scheme for agriculture. The small grants programme is an important part of the Improving Countryside Productivity scheme funded by the Rural Development Programme for
Thursday, 16 May 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

UK has first coal-free week for a century

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, 14 May 2019
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by Steve Leil

CCL horticulture sector saves over £3 million

A number of Horticultural businesses registered on the NFU Climate Change Levy (CCL) scheme have now completed their third Target Period reporting at the start of 2019. Data submissions have been presented to the Environment Agency and the results have been issued to all operators.
Thursday, 09 May 2019
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by Jodie Hisgett

Our NFU Electricity Buying Groups go monthly…

Our ever-popular NFU Electricity Buying Groups will now be run monthly, providing more flexibility and making them easier to join for members.


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