Thursday, 31 May 2018
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by Jenny Beynon

UK wind power tops nuclear…

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.
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
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by Ed Hardy

Plastic not so fantastic

There are few things that irritate me more than non-recyclable plastics. On a daily basis, I seem to be reminded of how wasteful we are as a society.
Friday, 25 May 2018
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by Tay Bishop

We are hiring… be part of our team!

Our business is continuing to expand and we have a vacancy for a project engineer to help support the technical delivery side of our business. We have a number of engineers already working at FEC Energy, from graduate engineers to the more experienced senior engineers.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
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by Oli Coe

RHI regulations to come into force today

After long delays, the latest set of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms have come into effect today (22 May 2018) after successfully making their way through both the House of Commons and the House of Lords earlier this month.
Thursday, 17 May 2018
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by Jodie Hisgett

An enjoyable time at the British Pig and Poultry Fair 2018

On Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 May I attended the British Pig and Poultry Fair at Stoneleigh Park representing the NFU Energy Service on the NFU’s stand.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
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by Jon Swain

Part three: Energy efficiency… the best kept secret to saving money

One of the best ways of keeping control of energy costs is to reduce the amount that is used. We have seen many poultry producers take advantage of renewable energy systems in the last few years, but keeping an eye on energy efficiency is still important.
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
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by Jon Swain

Part two: Benefit from renewable energy

Renewable energy systems have been widely adopted by the poultry industry through the uptake of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This scheme pays owners and operators of accredited renewable systems such as biomass boilers and heat pumps a tariff for the use of the heat.
Monday, 14 May 2018
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by Jon Swain

Part one: Buying energy for poultry housing

Heating and powering poultry houses are a significant expense for producers. The good news is that it’s also a cost that farmers have a great deal of control over. This blog is the first part of our 3 part blog series that looks into the best way to buy energy.
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.
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.