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  • Biomass boiler

    A guide to the Renewable Heat Incentive

    09 November 2016 By Steve Sefton, Energy Category Buyer

    Did you know that organisations can receive financial incentives in return for their investment in renewable energy technologies? One of these is the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

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  • Corona

    YPO joins forces with Corona

    21 October 2016 By Adam Throup, Energy Category Manager

    YPO has announced a new four-year partnership with Corona Energy, launching in April 2017.

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  • Solar panels

    Lowering the carbon footprint of the public sector

    20 October 2016 By Fergus Parish, Energy Category Buyer

    Public authorities have a great responsibility in adopting environmentally friendly measures and contributing towards a green economy.

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  • Biomass

    4 things to consider before investing in biomass

    05 October 2016 By Steve Sefton, Energy Category Buyer

    With several different biomass boiler options available, customers often ask for support in choosing the right biomass system for their needs. We asked our biomass experts for some customer guidance, and they have helped us to put together this “things to consider” list.

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  • Mike Barrett

    Making money with energy efficiency

    02 September 2016 By Mike Barrett, General Manager UK & Nordics - Current by GE

    UK local authorities are facing an extended period of extremely difficult financial decision making. Here Mike Barrett, General Manager UK & Nordics at Current by GE explains why smart asset management and thinking about energy efficiency in a new way can alleviate this pressure.

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  • Can first class travel be more cost effective

    Can first class travel be more cost effective?

    19 May 2016 By Duncan Spokes, Procurement Manager - Corporate & People Services

    Over the past few years public sector organisations have been feeling the squeeze as budgets are tightened across the board. All organisations are looking for ways to save money and deliver greater efficiencies.

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  • Biomass boiler

    How to store biomass pellets in six easy steps

    07 April 2016 By Steve Sefton, Buyer - Energy

    One of the most commonly asked questions from customers about a biomass boiler is, how do you store the biomass pellets?

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  • Gas Light

    The truth about fixed price energy contracts

    18 February 2016 By Georgina Penfold, Category Manager - Energy Solutions

    It has been well publicised that the price of energy has been gradually falling over the past 12 months. Gas is at a seven year low, and electricity prices are holding steady, despite green taxes.

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  • Streetlights

    Competition in Connections: Are you missing out?

    18 January 2016 By Beverley Upcraft, Category Business Partner - Energy

    Until recently, local authorities were unable to select which companies connected their equipment such as streetlights to local electrical networks.

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  • Harlesden Primary

    UK schools to benefit from £2 million profit share

    02 December 2015 By David Lunn, Blog Editor

    Thousands of schools across the country are benefitting from a share of £2 million as part of our unique share of profits scheme.

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