Carbon Reporting Changes – for the many not the few

September 4th, 2019

The Government has brought in changes to the way certain businesses report their carbon usage. However, these changes will also have a knock on affect on all other UK businesses.

 

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Energy Efficiency Audit Deadline Looming

January 25th, 2019

Large fines threatened for non-compliance

Do you employ more than 250 staff, or if you employ less does your turnover exceeds £38M and balance sheet exceeds £33M? If so then this is for you.

By December 2019 you will need to have had an energy efficiency audit completed on your business. This is in line with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) directive from the EU.

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The Sun is Setting on Solar Feed in Tariffs

September 26th, 2018

Article reproduced with permission of author Gary Brandwood of Perfect Sense Energy

2018 is moving exceptionally quick so far, and that means the end of the Solar feed in tariff scheme is getting closer. As of March 2019, the government will be removing the Solar PV incentive they launched in 2011 but there’s still time yet.

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Why are UK energy prices increasing at such a rate?

September 26th, 2018

Electricity and, to a lesser extent, gas prices have rocketed up over the past 6 – 8 months putting additional pressure on UK businesses. Price have increased in some cases by up to 30%.

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DCP161 – What you need to know about new Ofgem penalties

March 12th, 2018

The way businesses use energy is continuing to come under scrutiny particularly for those larger energy users.

Ofgem started the process with the introduction of the P272 legislation. This moved maximum demand supplies (those with a profile number of between 05 and 08) to become half hourly supplies. Part of the rational behind this was to increase transparency in when energy is being used and when not.

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Potential new levies for those with half hourly electricity supplies

October 10th, 2017

The way businesses use energy is continuing to come under scrutiny particularly those larger energy users out there.

Ofgem started the process with the introduction of the P272 legislation. This changed maximum demand supplies (those with a profile number of between 05 and 08) to become half hourly supplies. Part of the rational behind this was to increase transparency in when energy is being used and when not.

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Why are energy prices increasing when wholesale cost isn’t?

September 7th, 2017

Energy price increases like to be sensationalised by the press. They usually cite the fact that wholesale prices have dropped as proof of profiteering.

Don’t get me wrong I am not one to back the energy suppliers and their price increases. However, there are other circumstances to take into account apart from their desire to increase profits.

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Changes to how your energy supply will renew

January 17th, 2017

Back in November 2015 we told you about the snappily titled “P272” legislation that was being brought in by Ofgem. This would affect anyone who had a Maximum Demand Supply – click here for that article.

WHATS CHANGED?

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Water Rates to de-regulate April 17

January 17th, 2017

In April 2017 the remainder of the UK water market will de-regulate following on from Scotland pioneering such de-regulation back in 2008.

This means that all businesses within England and Wales can, for the first time, choose which water supplier they want to use. Up until now only the very largest users of water in England and Wales have been free to switch suppliers.

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Brexit and Your Energy Bills

July 12th, 2016

It is fair to say that following the EU referendum just about everything has been in turmoil, and energy prices, which are so often volatile, have not escaped this uncertainty.

In fact following the country’s decision to Brexit our energy prices are nearing a nine-month high as various doom-laden scenarios are mooted. The fact that there was a uneasiness about future supply long before we Brexited has only added to the woe and to an increase in prices.

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