Category: Green Energy

ESOS - Blessing or Burden - Pulse Business Energy

2 ways to view your ESOS assessment – which one will you choose?

One of the first questions I usually get when I sit down to talk with clients about ESOS (European Savings Opportunity Scheme) involves a completely different government scheme – the CRC energy efficiency scheme. It seems that any mention of new legislation like ESOS dredges up memories of the financial burden of the CRC. It […]

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Ask the Energy Broker: Will my electricity costs keep rising over the next 5 years?

This is a question we get asked a lot. The media like to latch onto this issue as a great opportunity for a negative news story, and their presumption is always yes. In reality however the answer is more complicated. Business and domestic users electricity users can gain better control of their energy costs and […]

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What environmental charges does your energy bill comprise of?

A percentage of energy bills comprises of environmental charges, these charges are costs associated with schemes that are aimed at promoting efficient use of energy, reducing greenhouse gas as well as funding renewable energy generation. Environmental schemes that affect Industrial and Commercial companies include: Feed-in Tariff scheme (FITs) The Renewables Obligation (RO) The Climate Change […]

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Data Center Power Contracts

The continuing demand for power within the datacenter industry has received significant amounts of press in recent years. Great technology and energy efficient practices has been implemented, however, power supplies and power supply contracts will still need to be in place for the likely life cycle of the modern datacenter. I am pleased therefore to […]

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So what are FITs and RO?

Renewables Obligation (RO) is the main policy in place introduced by the government to support renewable electricity projects in the UK. It is designed to encourage licensed electricity suppliers to source a fraction of their electricity from a renewable source. Upon meeting the obligation, energy suppliers must present a Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC). ROCs are […]