Thursday, 14 December 2017
by Jon Swain

GrowSave goes to Scotland

It was a close run thing… heavy snowfall on Sunday night in the Midlands nearly prevented the delivery of the latest GrowSave* event in St Andrews, Scotland. Fortunately, however, the roads cleared in time and all the speakers made it for Tuesday’s event.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
by Tim Pratt

Battery storage made less attractive by Capacity Market

The Capacity Market (CM) was seen as a good/stable income stream for grid-scale battery projects worth around £20k per MW p.a. However, a recent decision by the Government has just blown a hole in potential new capacity market contracts!
Thursday, 07 December 2017
by Oli Coe

A different alternative to wasting your generated electricity

You’ve got a generating station - perhaps it’s renewable (such as wind or solar) or perhaps it’s a battery bank - but, you have a constrained network connection meaning you can’t always export everything that you generate.
Tuesday, 05 December 2017
by Steve Leil

CCL Scheme members... will you reach your next target?

The end of December marks the half-way point of your CCL “Target Period 3”. We will be opening our online CCL data return on 01 January 2018 to allow operators the chance to submit 2017 energy and production data. Reporting in January 2018 isn’t compulsory, however, we encourage you to complete a
Friday, 01 December 2017
by Tay Bishop

No degression for January 2018

As widely expected, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced this morning that there will not be any RHI degression for any of the eligible technologies coming into effect on 01 January 2018. Therefore the current tariffs will be applicable until 31 March 2018.
Thursday, 30 November 2017
by Jon Swain

Environment Agency to review its environmental permit charges

Launched today, by the Environment Agency, is a review of its charging structure for environmental permits. In their words: “This consultation is seeking your views on the charge proposals which we have developed to take effect in England in April 2018. The new charge proposals cover:
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
by Ed Hardy

Looking after your biomass boiler

The latest GrowSave* event focused on how operators of biomass boilers can ensure they are getting the most out of their equipment. Many growers and businesses have installed biomass boilers in recent years, taking advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
Thursday, 23 November 2017
by Elham Esfehani

Iran invests in renewable projects

Iran, as one of the most important energy import-export countries in Middle East region, has the fourth largest oil reserve and the second largest supply of natural gas in the world. Iran’s energy mix is dominated by hydrocarbons.
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
by Tim Pratt

PPA stands for Painful Purchase Agreement

Do you know… How much you are really paying your energy advisor/broker? What your contractual commitments are to your broker and energy supplier? It can be well worth checking.
Thursday, 16 November 2017
by Jon Swain

New grant for woodland creation… don’t miss out!

In addition to the Farm Productivity Grant and the Improving Agri-Food business grants announced earlier this month, there is also another grant scheme available under the Rural Development Programme for England banner of improving countryside productivity.


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