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  • Adam Throup

    Meet the Category Manager - Adam Throup

    13 July 2018 By Adam Throup - Category Manager

    Adam joined YPO nine years ago and is a category manager for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Quick money saving tips for your school's energy

    05 July 2018 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer for Energy

    Teachers and school business managers across the country are all constantly facing pressures to save money and be more efficient. But have you thought about how you can save money by lowering your energy bills?

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  • Gas

    What makes a gas standing charge?

    19 June 2018 By Adam Throup, Category Manager - Energy

    It’s a question we get often in various forms – why has the standing charge gone up? What causes the standing charge to change? If I reduce my AQ will it reduce my standing charge?

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  • energy for schools blog

    Five reasons to NOT use an energy broker

    17 May 2018 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer for Energy

    Schools and academies often ask why they would come to YPO rather than go through a traditional energy broker.

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    Look out for hidden charges on your energy bill

    11 April 2018 By Adam Throup, Category Manager - Energy

    Do you find it confusing when it comes to comparing energy quotes?

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  • liquid fuels

    Changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

    26 March 2018 By Steve Sefton, Category Buyer - Energy

    New Government legislation has been passed in relation to changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) as part of its strategy to promote renewable transport fuels. Our category buyer for Energy Steve Sefton, explains which fuels are affected, what will change and how this will affect prices.

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  • Carmen Emmerson

    Meet the Category Buyer - Carmen Emmerson

    26 March 2018 By Carmen Emmerson, Category Buyer - Energy

    Carmen joined YPO four and a half years ago and is a category buyer for Energy in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Biomass heating

    Is your biomass boiler ready for winter?

    08 September 2017 By Jason Owen, Technical Sales Manager at Ashwell Biomass Solutions

    With the heating season fast approaching it’s a good time to check that your biomass boiler is serviced and ready for the winter period.

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  • School lighting

    Eight top tips to save energy over summer

    30 June 2017 By Adam Throup, Category Manager - Energy

    As the end of term approaches and you prepare to shut down your school for the summer, YPO’s Category Manager for Energy, Adam Throup, provides you with some simple energy (and money) saving tips for managing your usage and bills.

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  • LED low energy lighting

    Shedding some light on LEDs

    04 May 2017 By Steven Sefton, Category Buyer - Energy

    One of our lighting suppliers answers your questions about LED low energy lighting

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