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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'

Chris's Blog

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    Ten years ago, and just like today, energy saving was vitally important for successful greenhouse businesses. However, in addition to the problem of volatile and increasing energy costs, growers were starting to face new challenges, such as energy saving legislation and consumers who want produce grown with a low environmental impact. More
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    The NFU has announced today that it has bought leading agriculture energy consultancy FEC Energy. More
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    In his budget speech on March 16th, George Osbourne made some interesting energy related announcements. For many, the most significant news was that the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (known as the CRC) will end on 1st April 2019. More
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    If you are a member of the NFU CCL Scheme then you must submit your data for Target Period One of the current scheme to Farm Energy Centre (FEC) now. More
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    On 30th April 2014 we held a GrowSave training event to give UK growers a detailed insight into the Dutch New Way of Growing approach, and to help them understand how to implement the findings. More
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    A joint venture between R&L Holt and Evesham Vale Growers (EVG) attracted more than 20 growers to the latest HDC GrowSave event. The visit to Springhill Nursery near Evesham was organised to show how the site has integrated an Anaerobic Digester (AD) with the energy needs of tomato growing. More
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    R&L Holt have recently been doing a lot of construction on their Sandylands Nursery near Evesham; and it’s involved building of a brand new 8300m2 greenhouse that they are set to call Freda. More
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    I’ve just been interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s ‘Farming Today’ programme about the use of LED lighting in horticulture. More
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    Energy savings, higher yields and best practice were all on the agenda last week, when we took a group of 30 growers on a GrowSave study tour to Holland to see the latest in LED lighting technologies for horticulture. More
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    One of the side effects of reducing energy consumption, or using biomass for heating, is that less carbon dioxide (CO2) is available for enrichment. More