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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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  • Sensors

    23-06-2017

    Sensors are the eyes and ears of your control system and fundamental to its operation. Inaccurate measurements, due to faulty or poorly maintained sensors, can result in wasted energy, substandard crop performance and even increased disease so they are very important. Read More...
  • Last week saw short-term gas prices dip lower than in September 2016, driven by a combination of high temperatures and pipeline maintenance preventing any continental export. Meanwhile, substantial air-con usage and unpredictable wind supply prevented short-term electricity from following suit. Read More...
  • So far, it’s shaping up to be an unpredictable summer. The political landscape has altered somewhat from what we have been used to, the weather can’t seem to make up its mind what to do, the grid electricity carbon emissions have fallen to their lowest ever level and on top of all this off, we still don’t know when the RHI regulation reforms will be made law. Read More...
  • With wind, solar and nuclear generating more power than gas and coal combined last week, short-term electricity prices ended the week significantly lower than previous. Gas prices resisted the downward price pressure, due to supply worries caused by some big shipments of gas being diverted away from the UK. Read More...
  • Long-term gas prices followed the reduction in oil, while short-term prices were held lower by strong imports from the continent. Longer-term electricity followed gas, with only the shortest contracts showing price increases caused by a lower than expected contribution from renewables. Read More...

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