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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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  • ‘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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It is very important to understand your actual heat demand pattern in as much detail as possible. Simplistic comparisons with existing equipment sizes can be misleading. To size your boiler correctly: Assess the weekly heat demand across the year and then the pattern of heat use within a day. Read More...

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