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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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  • ‘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. But do you know what the figures mean and what they are telling you? Read More...
  • 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. Read More...
  • The choice of boiler depends on the type of fuel to be used. You must ensure that the fuel you have chosen and the equipment you are thinking about buying are compatible. There are some boilers that have multi-fuel capability, but only operate within certain parameters. Read More...
  • Before going ahead with a project, it is essential to carry out a full economic appraisal as part of the planning process. Fuel costs are fundamental because, when considering total lifetime costs, ongoing running costs far outweigh capital investment. Read More...
  • The European Commission’s Renewable Energy Directive puts the UK on a path to sourcing 15% of all its energy from renewable sources by 2020. About 30% of the UK’s renewable energy target is expected to come from renewable heat, with half of that attributable to biomass. Read More...

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