The Renewable Heat Incentive reforms that were originally laid before parliament and then withdrawn in mid-March have not yet been re-laid and latest news suggests that this may not be until after the summer recess. ...Read More
Jon Swain | 28 Jun 2017 | Posted In: Biofuels, Generate, Generating energy, Renewable energy
Evidence suggests that LED lights, which are well matched to plant requirement, can stimulate greater plant growth and crop yield than conventional assimilation lighting (e.g. high-pressure sodium).  In fact, when used in underground or vertical farms, LED’s can even be used to substitute natural ...Read More
Ed Hardy | 27 Jun 2017 | Posted In: Energy saving, Use and Manage
I was on a site visit with a grain producer last week, helping him to understand why his electricity bill had gone up dramatically during the winter. He’d thought he’d be using more energy during this period, when in fact, his fixed charges had gone up dramatically under a recent regulatory change ...Read More
Andrew Kneeshaw | 23 Jun 2017 | Posted In: Buy and Sell, Buying energy, Energy saving, Use and Manage
OFGEM have confirmed their ‘minded to’ decision to cut TRIAD income for embedded generators. It is still possible that Government will reject OFGEM’s proposal, but the chances of that are pretty slim. ...Read More
Tim Pratt | 21 Jun 2017 | Posted In: Generate
I recently visited a manufacturer of battery and power control electronics, located in Sheffield, to take a look at the technology they are using to control electricity demand at the user level.  ...Read More
Andrew Kneeshaw | 15 Jun 2017 | Posted In: Use and Manage, Generate
So far, it’s shaping up to be an unpredictable summer. The political landscape has altered somewhat from what we have been used to, the weather can’t seem to make up its mind what to do, the grid electricity carbon emissions have fallen to their lowest ever level and on top of all this off, we ...Read More
Jon Swain | 13 Jun 2017 | Posted In: Compliance, Comply, Generate, Generating energy, Renewable energy
Find out why Elisa, Mick, Oli and Jon thought it would be a good idea to get on their bikes dressed in a vibrant shade of orange to spend 3 days cycling 300km around the Netherlands.  ...Read More
Jenny Beynon | 08 Jun 2017 | Posted In: Generate, Generating energy, Buy and Sell, Comply, Use and Manage, Renewable energy
A couple of weeks ago, we were all enjoying the lovely warm English sunshine although, it’s hard to remember now after the recent inclement weather. While we were all baking on Friday 26 May 2017, the UK’s solar (PV) output quietly broke its previous record, peaking at 8.84GW at 13:00, and meeting ...Read More
Paul Jesson | 08 Jun 2017 | Posted In: Buy and Sell, Buying energy, Generate, Generating energy, Renewable energy
On 9th May, The Daily Mail headlined “£100 off your energy bill”, and had the nation smiling.  However, for most of our customers, the truth is, it will bring no saving at all and could in fact push costs higher. ...Read More
Andrew Kneeshaw | 06 Jun 2017 | Posted In: Buy and Sell, Buying energy
The Department of BEIS has just announced RHI degressions, effective from 1st July 2017, for biomass, biomethane and biogas. As expected, the tariff for medium sized biomass has been reduced by 10%. The forecast shows that this technology has exceeded its budget and, as the whole scheme is already ...Read More
Tay Bishop | 01 Jun 2017 | Posted In: Generate, Renewable energy, Use and Manage