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Where do we get our energy from?

August 27, 2014

Where do we get our energy from? A Climate Change Survey carried out in early August by ComRes, revealed that more than half of consumers feel they don’t know the factors behind the energy prices charged in UK – this article will hopefully clarify where we get our electricity from and how we are charged. ...

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Offshore Wind Farm given the Go-Ahead

July 16, 2014

Offshore Wind Farm given the Go-Ahead The East Anglia One offshore wind farm was given consent by DECC on 17th June.  It is expected to support c.2,900 jobs and bring over £520M of investment into UK’s economy. Once built it could be one of the largest wind farms in the world and be worth £10M ...

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Moving Business?

July 16, 2014

Moving Business? When you move into your new premises, you will be on expensive rates as you will be on a deemed contract with your existing energy supplier.  This allows you to change suppliers at any time Take a few days to research the market before making a decision.

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Maintaining investment in renewable energy

July 15, 2014

Maintaining investment in renewable energy Since 2010, the UK’s renewable electricity capacity has doubled with over £34 billion of private sector investment resulting in the cost of some renewable technologies such as onshore wind farms and solar power, falling. Four Consultations published by DECC Consultation on changes to financial support for Solar PV Support for ...

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DECC – Major Reforms to Attract Investment in Energy Market

July 14, 2014

DECC – Major Reforms to Attract Investment in Energy Market Department for Energy and Climate Change has announced two major reforms to attract the investment needed to replace our ageing energy infrastructure and meet projected future electricity demands. Two New Mechanisms: Contracts for Difference (CfDs) to enable investment in low carbon generation – they provide ...

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Will your business be affected by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)?

July 10, 2014

Will your business be affected by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)? Will your business be affected by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)?  If your business has 250 or more employees or has less than 250 employees but has an annual turnover exceeding €50m AND a balance sheet exceeding €43m, then you are likely ...

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From ISDN to SIP Trunks and VoIP

May 15, 2014

From ISDN to SIP Trunks and VoIP When installing SIP Trunks and VoIP, it all comes down to planning.  In brief, a traditional ISDN channel (which has a bandwidth of 64Kbits), connects your telephone system to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).  It allows you to make voice calls but does not allow you to ...

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ROs, ROCs, EMRs and CfDs – what are they?

May 14, 2014

ROs, ROCs, EMRs and CfDs – what are they? With the government introducing changes to solar energy subsidies which will move large scale solar projects out of the RO and into CfD, here is a quick guide to what these terms mean: RO – Renewables Obligation:  A subsidy mechanism designed to support the development of ...

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EU reduces levy for big manufacturers

April 10, 2014

EU reduces levy for big manufacturers Green groups are worried that new EU guidelines on state energy subsidies will undermine growth of renewable industry.  At the moment, heavy industry has to pay a levy so that renewable energy producers can be given a guaranteed price for their power.  This will be gradually phased out resulting ...

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Ukraine crisis has given renewables business new lease of life

April 9, 2014

Ukraine crisis has given renewables business new lease of life It might be assumed that gas prices will be set to rise because of the deterioration of relations between Russia and Europe and the crisis in Ukraine.  However, despite the fact that Russia has increased the price of gas for Ukraine by 44%, the gas ...

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