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Energy efficiency is a measure of energy used for delivering a given service. Improving energy efficiency means getting more from the energy that we use. DECC - Energy Efficiency Strategy: 'The Energy Efficiency Opportunity in the UK'

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  • 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...
  • The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will not be available for households until next year. DECC had previously indicated that the domestic RHI scheme would launch during 2013. However, DECC confirmed the delay in a recent press release, stating that it expects “the scheme will be up and running for householders in spring 2014”. Read More...
  • The new flue gas emission limits for biomass boilers claiming the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will now be introduced in Autumn 2013 — rather than by 1st April as originally planned. In a recently-published response to a consultation that opened back in July 2012, the government confirmed that date for these limits to take effect will be pushed back to "no later than the end of 2013". Read More...
  • The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that it is considering increasing the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff paid on ground source heat pumps. Following industry evidence showing that the uptake of ground source heat pumps has been low since the RHI scheme launched in November 2011, DECC is looking at how it can update the current tariffs to offer a bigger incentive for those adopting an installation. Read More...

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