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Energy efficiency is not just low-hanging fruit; it is fruit on the ground. Stephen Chu, US Secretary of Energy

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  • The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) is a government subsidy paid for renewable electricity generation and is a fixed payment per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity generated. The rate paid varies by technology and also by size of project, with small- to medium-scale installations receiving higher rates. Read More...
  • 18 months or so ago, the Feed-in Tariff ‘debacle’ relating to solar photo-voltaic (PV) panels was said (by suppliers and installers) to be a deathly blow to a fledgling industry. Today, I read an article talking about a 'surge' in installations, with one installation with a huge 33 megawatt capacity just being completed on an old RAF airfield. Read More...
  • Over the last few years, traditional sources of energy have become so expensive that reducing energy costs, consumption, and doing more with the energy used on site has become de rigeur for many companies. For example, there are many in the greenhouse industry who have shortened cropping periods, grow at lower temperatures or even change cropping type to save on energy. Read More...
  • A presentation on renewable energy investment options given by Farm Energy Centre's Technical Director, Tim Pratt, at the British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) Conference, on 7th - 8th February 2012. The presentation looks at: Green subsidies - ROCs, Feed-in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive; and Technologies - anaerobic digestion, wind, solar photo-voltaics (PV) and biomass boilers   Read More...