June 2016

30 Jun Heat pumps have a bright future

Robin Adderley, sales and marketing director at NIBE, explores the heat pump technology currently taking centre stage in the commercial sector – and looks ahead to what the future holds. Of all the renewable technologies on the market, ground source heat pumps are among the most...

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30 Jun Landlords should be getting flexible with energy

Over 90 per cent of social landlords purchase their energy through fixed-price contracts. Magnus Walker, director of trading and risk at Inprova Energy, believes a more flexible method would produce greater savings and reduce risk. While the price of most goods and services we buy is driven...

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29 Jun DECC to set carbon budget

Energy secretary Amber Rudd has confirmed DECC will set the level of the fifth carbon budget tomorrow as set out by law. Addressing the Business Climate Summit in London, Rudd said the UK’s commitment to climate change action has not been affected following the UK’s vote...

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28 Jun Switching Utilities

Check you are getting the best deal from your current supplier Most suppliers offer up to four tariffs for gas and four for electricity, along with discounts for managing your account online or choosing a ‘duel fuel’ deal. Once a year your energy supplier should tell you...

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25 Jun BREXIT : NO CHANGE TO EPCs, SAYS AB

Accreditation body Elmhurst Energy is reminding its members that nothing will change immediately as a result of the Referendum vote, announced today, to leave the European Union. In a press statement earlier today, Elmhurst said it was disappointed with the result, but it reminded members in...

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24 Jun Smart Meters & Controls

Smart meters Smart meters are the next generation of gas and electricity meters. Together with their accompanying in-home displays, smart meters will help you keep track of the energy you use in your home, and will cut out the need for meter readings. The UK Government plans for...

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15 Jun Roof and loft Insulation

Heat rises, and in an uninsulated home, a quarter of heat is lost through the roof. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills. Loft insulation is effective for at least 42 years...

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10 Jun Generate cheap, green electricity from sunlight

Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don't need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can...

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