Energy efficiency is not just low-hanging fruit; it is fruit on the ground. Stephen Chu, US Secretary of Energy
  • Although the flue gasses from a biomass boiler are rich in carbon dioxide, they must be cleaned before they can be used for greenhouse enrichment. A system that does this is the ProSelect GC6, and the only nursery worldwide using the equipment is in Vancouver, Canada.
  • A presentation given by Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett at the TGA's 2013 Conference, on 26th September 2013.
  • Similar to the Feed-in Tariffs for renewable electricity, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is aimed at significantly increasing the proportion of heat generated from renewable sources. It is a commitment by the government to long-term financial support, paying a fixed amount per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of heat produced over a 20-year term, adjusted each year for inflation.
  • 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.
  • ‘Spark Spread’ data is used by energy analysts to indicate the profitability of operating electricity generators; so if you have a CHP you have probably heard the term many times.