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June 25th, 2013

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The power of 'off'

The power of ‘Off’ – cutting I.T. energy demand by 75%

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Recent research¬†shows that the energy consumption of IT equipment can be cut by more than 75% without reducing productivity. This is no small beer for businesses, the public and voluntary sectors, at a time when energy costs are rising year on year. Here’s how. Read more

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June 18th, 2013

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Finding the first 20% energy saving – office & IT equipment

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We know that most businesses & organizations can cut 20-25% of their energy consumption easily and at very low cost. I.T. is one of those areas where energy consumption (and running costs) are often higher than expected, and where simple changes can produce significant cost savings with no loss of productivity. In the next few blogs we will examine the different aspects of this in detail. Here is a brief introduction. Read more

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June 13th, 2013

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PV system installation

Getting the most from PV systems – 5 things to check

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The introduction of Feed-in Tariffs rapidly moved PV from a niche to a mainstream technology across the UK. Here are five things to keep in mind when specifying or considering PV in a business, home or community building. Read more

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June 12th, 2013

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Shale gas - why smart businesses shouldn't wait

Why smart businesses shouldn’t wait for shale gas to solve the energy crunch

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There is nothing like a quick fix to a big problem; except when there isn’t.

You could be forgiven for thinking that the UK energy crunch, that is pushing up the cost of energy is all but solved. Read more

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June 4th, 2013

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10 things to remember when specifying solar water heating

10 things to remember when specifying solar water heating

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Solar water heating is a mature technology which has been widely used in the UK for more than 30 years. For new domestic dwellings it can really be regarded as a standard measure.

Here are 10 things to keep in mind when specifying a system. Read more

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June 1st, 2013

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The Climate Change Levy (CCL) – a quick guide

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The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is a tax which is designed to encourage businesses to reduce their energy consumption or switch to energy from renewable sources. Here is a quick guide to how it works and how to avoid it using renewable energy. Read more

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