May 2016 Archive

Energy Efficiency Grant - £5K for SMEs

Energy Efficiency Grant – £5K for SMEs

Posted on 31st May 2016 by Ged Ennis

The £7m fund has been made available to SMEs on a first come-first served basis, and will offer energy saving training, cost saving assessments, implementation advice, and capital support for the installation of energy efficiency equipment. The grant offers £5,000 (ex vat) or up to 15% of the spend on cost of carbon reducing technologies.

Can a country run off renewable energy

Can a country run off renewable energy?

Posted on 24th May 2016 by Ged Ennis

The hot topic of a renewable energy future has been debated for a number of years now, but recent successes show that a 100% renewable energy future may just be possible. Earlier this month, Portugal ran off sustainable electricity for four whole days (107 hours) – showing that it is possible to power a country […]

Key things to think about before investing in commercial solar

Key things to think about before investing in commercial solar

Posted on 17th May 2016 by Ged Ennis

If, like many UK businesses, you’re considering making the switch to solar, there are just a few things you should think about first. From your business finances and requirements to the meeting the demands of your green targets; asking yourself the following questions will ensure the process runs smoothly…

May’s energy saving tip

Posted on 17th May 2016 by Michael Cain

Production Equipment Process and production equipment is vital to operations. Whether you’re using motors as part of your manufacturing process, compressed air in your garage of refrigeration equipment as part of a retail business, energy use from production equipment is everywhere. It’s important to understand where you’re using energy, and smart meters can help you […]

RE100 companies set to double in 2016

Posted on 17th May 2016 by Michael Cain

If you’ve been looking into renewable energy for a while now, you’ll probably have come across RE100. The collaborative, global initiative, which sees influential businesses committing to a 100% renewable energy future, is huge right now in the world of renewables and looks set to grow. In fact, the number of firms on board is […]

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New Energy Consultancy Service for Spring 2016

Posted on 17th May 2016 by Michael Cain

Clients not only come to Low Carbon Energy for our products and services; customers also have a lot of interest in our knowledge and expertise. Over the last 18 months, we’ve been inundated with requests from existing customers asking us for tips and advice. In particular, the majority of customers want to know to know […]

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Britain leading the way in renewables

Posted on 9th May 2016 by Ged Ennis