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Save Your Business Money with These Renewable Energy Initiatives

By : Chris Tipping |February 19, 2018 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

Domestic energy accounts for around a quarter of Britain’s energy consumption demands. The remaining three quarters are eaten up by industry, transport and services, making the business sector is the largest consumer of power in the UK.

In order to meet the target set out by the European Union for a 30% emission reduction by 2020, businesses are being urged to utilise green energy initiatives. Not only does taking steps to create cleaner energy help the UK meet energy targets on climate change and thereby ensuring businesses are regarded as corporately responsible, but it can also help companies save significant amounts of money.

According to a report from Bain & Company titled ‘Hidden Treasure’, switching to renewable power is the most cost-effective way for businesses to reduce their carbon footprint. (more…)

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Energy Efficiency in the Office

By : Chris Tipping |January 20, 2018 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

One of the best ways to be energy efficient in the office is to ensure the entire staff are on board with the energy saving plans in place. Not only should they be made fully aware of any energy saving strategies, but they should be actively involved in their implementation.

As every member of staff employed by the business will use various amounts of energy to perform their daily tasks, each of them has a role to play in the reduction of energy consumption. Whether it is computers they need, lights or heat, there are plenty of ways to encourage the team members to incorporate energy saving measures into their daily routines.

For example, if one member of staff uses a device (such as a printer) more than others, make them responsible for it being turned off after use to minimise the amount of energy it consumes. They can keep an eye on it throughout the day and ensure it is switched off completely when the working day is done. Similar responsibilities can be handed out to other staff members who can turn unnecessary lights off or ensure any computers not being used are off or at least in energy saving hibernation mode.

With the whole staff being as energy efficient as possible, it is time to focus attention on the more functional aspects of energy efficiency. (more…)

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Energy Industry ‘Must Take Lead on New Policies’

By : Chris Tipping |January 08, 2018 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

Due to the government being too occupied by other issues, the responsibility for developing new policies and regulatory frameworks for the energy industry must come from the energy industry itself.

That is according to the Chief Economist of EY, Mark Gregory, who heads the organisation which prides itself on its commitment to building a better world through confidence in business via better collaboration between those driving the industry as well as a dedication to sustainable growth and the development of talent.

With such as weighty mission statement following him around, Mr Gregory was always likely to propose something innovative when he spoke to news agencies at the recent Energy Live Expo in Westminster. There, he revealed that he believes it is time for the energy industry to take the lead when it comes to policy making, and he was happy to explain why.

Mr Gregory said, “If we can create a framework, it is important to understand what the true cost of energy is and what we should be aspiring to, particularly given our climate change commitments as well.” (more…)

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Energy Price Cap May Not Be Ready for Winter 2018

By : Chris Tipping |December 22, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

The government’s Business Secretary has repeatedly refused to confirm that the proposed energy bill price cap that is intended to protect the most vulnerable members of society during the coldest months of the year will actually be ready in time for the winter of 2018-2019.

The price cap could affect around 11 million households, though reports have varied on the actual number, and Business Secretary Greg Clark was repeatedly urged to commit to the price cap’s completion in time for the winter arriving towards the end of 2018. However, Mr Clark would only ‘hope’ that it would be. (more…)

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Top 5 Tips for Reducing Winter Energy Bills

By : Chris Tipping |December 19, 2017 |Energy Blog |0 Comment

There can never be enough tips for reducing energy usage during the winter as it is the season that stings the most when the bills arrive due to the increased use of artificial light and heating systems. While an increase in the amount of energy used during winter is to be expected, it doesn’t have to be to quite the degree it often is. Here are five top tips to help businesses reduce the winter energy bills as much as possible. (more…)

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Why energy prices often rise during winter

By : Chris Tipping |December 11, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

If you have ever been responsible for paying the electricity or gas bills for your home or business then you no doubt know that the winter months always add a significant increase to the amount you have to pay.

There are practical reasons for this, particularly the increased need for heat and artificial light during the coldest and darkest time of the year. We consume more energy during winter so it makes sense that we end up paying more for what we use during this time. But many people will also discover that their rates for energy usage increase during the winter as well, increasing the burden of the winter energy bills.

But while it may appear to be a blatant cash grab by the energy companies to increase the rates during the period when the most energy is consumed, there is actually a reasonable explanation why there should be at least a small increase in the amount we pay during winter. (more…)

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Ofgem extends energy price cap to 1m more vulnerable customers

By : Chris Tipping |November 27, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

Another one million energy customers will benefit from the price cap on their bills during the upcoming winter, the energy regulator Ofgem has announced. The government had already announced plans to introduce a price cap which would help millions of people, with the potential for new legislation to be drawn up which forces energy suppliers to cap their prices.

Such legislation would also oblige Ofgem to monitor and enforce the new law, as well as handle any legal challenges to the legislation mounted by the energy companies themselves.

At the moment, the government’s plan will only affect energy bills based on standard variable tariffs, which are the relatively poor value rates which can have detrimental affects on the vulnerable and those whose energy supply options are limited. It has been noted by the government that many of those at risk from being overcharged by these standard variable tariffs are loyal customers who prefer to stay with the same energy supplier.

It is currently estimated that two thirds of the UK’s domestic energy consumers are on standard variable tariffs. (more…)

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Government has “duty” to stop energy firms overcharging customers

By : Chris Tipping |November 22, 2017 |Energy, Energy Blog |0 Comment

The government’s Business Secretary believes parliament has ‘got a duty’ to the people to prevent energy firms from overcharging them for gas and electricity. With the winter months on the way and the temperatures already dropping significantly, the government is aiming to put a price cap on what energy firms can charge so millions of vulnerable people are not left paying unnecessarily over-inflated bills. (more…)

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