Not only is natural gas for power generation becoming increasingly expensive - with prices projected to rise further through to 2020 in the UK - but for geopolitical and environmental reasons, some cities are beginning to question where natural gas belongs in their energy mix at all, and for how long. Some are going further still by planning a complete natural gas phase out by the year 2050. In this post we'll explore this idea as well as the heating implications for small and medium-sized businesses.
Thanks to the Carbon Act, many companies in the UK are already working on decreasing energy consumption, but many energy efficiency plans are focused just on electricity. Ever since Brexit, energy consumers in the UK have seen wholesale gas prices rise 34%. Plus a 24% electricity prices increase. And winter is coming. That's why there's no better time than now to learn about how heating optimisation (gas, thermal and fuel tanks) will help your SME or ESCO this year.
You and your clients have great ideas for making buildings and companies more efficient. But when it comes to transforming ideas into reality, money can be a frustrating roadblock. Many ESCOs and utilities claim that there’s a lack of accessible funding for energy efficiency in the market. After a bit of research, we can show you that this assumption is simply untrue. To demonstrate this, we’ve created a free guide to help you get from ideas to action!
The end of the year is just around the corner, and all energy managers know what that means: planning next year’s energy budget while ensuring the current year’s books are balanced so 2017 can be started afresh. But what happens when your supervisor asks you to give an accurate prediction for next year’s energy budgeting and forecasting plan? You don’t have a crystal ball, nor can you make such complex calculations on the back of a napkin. What if you could give a precise figure instantly, in real time and based on your actual data? Thankfully, there’s an app for that!
You’re a busy energy manager - goodness knows you haven't got any time to follow the maddening circus that is the US Presidential Election, never mind sort through the raging dumpster fire to understand each candidate’s stance on energy issues. (RIP Ken Bone - we barely knew ye.)So, with less than one week remaining until Election Day, we did it for you!
No matter where in the world you are managing energy, the outcome of this historic event will likely affect energy policy and markets globally - especially where renewables are concerned. That's partly because when it comes to energy issues, the candidates and their respective parties couldn't be more opposed. While Donald Trump is pushing hard for fossil fuels, Clinton is advocating for clean power, on which her energy platform is almost entirely based.
Before we take a look at each candidate’s views and energy proposals, let's examine the official platform of their respective parties.