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Energy Contracts!

February 5, 2015

Energy Contracts! There are two essential things that you need to be aware of with regards to your energy contract: CONTRACT END DATES It is crucial to know when your contract ends as you do not want to be rolled over on to a new contract.  Roll-over is when your energy supplier automatically rolls you ...

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Latest figures from DECC show that renewables exceeded nuclear generation for the first time!

December 18, 2014

Latest figures from DECC show that renewables exceeded nuclear generation for the first time! The latest statistics from DECC for the three month period August to November, show that energy consumption fell in the UK by 4.9% which when adjusted for the unusually warm Autumn we have enjoyed, equates to a fall of 5.4% on ...

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Energy in Osbornes Autumn Statement

December 4, 2014

Energy in Osbornes Autumn Statement With only a few months to go before the General Election, George Osborne concentrated mainly on the oil and gas sector when talking about the energy market in his Autumn Statement.  To try and win round public support for fracking, Osborne has announced two measures, firstly a sovereign-style wealth fund ...

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Church of England challenges Shell and BP

December 5, 2014

Church of England challenges Shell and BP The Church of England which controls a £9 billion investment portfolio, has urged Shell and BP to cut their carbon emissions and invest more in renewables. The Church said it was filing shareholder resolutions to put pressure on the oil companies to take greater action to tackle climate ...

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As talk returns to blackouts, have we enough electricity for this winter?

November 6, 2014

As talk returns to blackouts, have we enough electricity for this winter? With the newspapers again talking about the increased risk of blackouts in UK, I thought it was relevant to revisit the article that I wrote on 6th October, 2014. As traditional power stations close due to old age and more stringent pollution regulations ...

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Upgrading your broadband?

October 15, 2014

Upgrading your broadband? Are you thinking of upgrading your broadband?  The SuperConnected Cities programme is designed to meet local needs while helping local businesses to grow and develop.  The Scheme is open until 31st March, 2015.  If you would like any further details about the Scheme, please contact us. The Government has committed £150million for ...

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Only 85 days until ESOS qualification date!

October 7, 2014

Only 85 days until ESOS qualification date! All businesses that qualify for Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) on 31st December, 2014, need to have submitted all the paperwork about their energy audit by 5th December, 2015.  If your business has 250 or more employees or has less than 250 employees but has an annual turnover ...

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Will the lights go out this winter?

October 6, 2014

Will the lights go out this winter? In the last few months, the head of GDF Suez has been reported as saying that Europe could have energy shortages this winter because of “failed” European green energy policies. As energy is part of the financial and commodity markets, prices are volatile and have been increasingly affected ...

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So what makes up an energy bill?

September 3, 2014

So what makes up an energy bill? So what makes up an energy bill?  Figures taken from Ofgem (see the link below), show that an average business’s energy bill in 2014 will be made up of the following: 38.59% – wholesale costs:  these fluctuate daily and are influenced by world affairs such as the crisis ...

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79% of manufacturing industry in UK reports that energy is a business critical issue in year ahead

September 2, 2014

79% of manufacturing industry in UK reports that energy is a business critical issue in year ahead The UK’s manufacturing industry is turning to energy efficiency technologies to reduce costs and emissions as 79% of the industry reports that energy is a business critical issue in the year ahead.  Research from Siemens reports that 69% ...

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