Thursday, 10 May 2018
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by Jodie Hisgett

Put your eggs in one basket and save your bacon…

…at the British Pig & Poultry Fair Visit us at the NFU stand to see how taking advantage of buying power for contracts and reviewing your Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) compliance can help your business.  
Tuesday, 08 May 2018
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by Jenny Beynon

UK powered without coal for three days

Read our top five renewable 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
Thursday, 03 May 2018
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by Tim Pratt

25 years in energy and 50 years in farming

No, I’m not 75 years old! I was born on a farm (yes, I’m 50 in a month or so) and on 4 May 1993, I started work here. At the time, the company was known as Farm Electric Centre and I was only offered a two-year contract. I thought ‘it’ll do for now…’
Tuesday, 01 May 2018
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by Ed Hardy

Learning how to empower plants

UK growers may have heard of Next Generation Growing (NGG), but could be forgiven for not really knowing what it is. In essence, it refers to a set of growing techniques, developed in the Netherlands over the last decade or so, with the aim of empowering the plant – i.e. giving it what it needs (e.
Thursday, 26 April 2018
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by Jon Swain

New RHI Regulations progress through the parliamentary process

On Monday the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) regulation changes, which we have been following in avid interest, were approved by the House of Commons committee. The next stage is now to pass through the House of Lords committee. This morning we have been told that this debate is scheduled for
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
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by Jon Swain

How can we help you?

At FEC Energy, we provide services in a whole range of different topic areas and describe our capabilities as ‘anything to do with energy in agriculture’. However, this doesn’t really describe in simple terms how we may be able to help NFU members or others looking to solve their energy-related
Thursday, 19 April 2018
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by Tim Pratt

Could blockchain change how we buy/sell electricity?

I always like to keep an eye on the future of the energy market and this week I saw that Elexon has published a
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
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by Jenny Beynon

NatWest banks on sustainability

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, 10 April 2018
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by Ed Hardy

Tomatoes grown under LED’s only

A Dutch grower, Lans Zeeland, has recently become the first to grow tomatoes in a large greenhouse under a full-LED setup, where growers have previously used HPS lamps or hybrid setups. Although the LED units look similar to SON-T lamps, rather than the red/blue installations often used in trials,
Thursday, 05 April 2018
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by Jon Swain

Is your biomass boiler ash a resource or a waste?

The Wood Heat Association (WHA) Conference often tackles interesting and sometimes overlooked aspects of the use of biomass. This year was no different, as one of the sessions explored whether the ash from biomass combustion was a valuable resource or simply a waste.

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