Posts by Andre Burgess

Feb 19
Half of UK would consider Community Energy

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Over half of UK adults (51%) said they would be motivated to get involved in a community energy project if it could save money on their energy bill, according to the findings of a DECC Community Energy Survey. The study, based on a sample of 1,089 adults, also revealed though that while four in ten would […]

Jan 14
Smart Grids and the data challenge

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The evolution of the electricity distribution network is at the heart of the debate about future of the electricity system. The distribution network, historically designed for unidirectional power flows and with very limited observability, will need to accommodate increased levels of small to medium scale distributed generation, including CHP-generated electricity, photovoltaic systems and wind farms. […]

Dec 16
How Biomass can save money, reduce carbon emissions, and boost the local economy

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Demand in the UK for Biomass installations is increasing, with installers and feedstock suppliers reporting a surge in demand in 2013. This is set to increase further in 2014 with the impact of increases in energy prices, and especially for smaller Biomass with the introduction of the domestic RHI. With rising fuel prices, the cost […]

Nov 29
Homeowners do not understand low energy technologies

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Homeowners are unable to take advantage of the benefits of low and zero carbon technologies because they do not understand how they work, new research by the NHBC Foundation has revealed. The research was carried out by Reading University in six homes across four separate developments and looked at how homeowners lived with the technologies day-by-day. It […]

Nov 19
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Q&A

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I was recently asked to give a talk on RHI – both domestic and non-domestic applications – as part of the h.Energy week. The latter is organized by Herefordshire New Leaf, a not for profit environmental organisation, and the week entails a series of visits and talks which are open to the wider public. The talk […]

Oct 11
First Reflections on the Nextgen Bioenergy Conference

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For the last five months, I have spent part of my time pulling together the speakers’ programme for the Nextgen Conference which took place last week. It was a pleasure to see it all come together over the two days. The feedback from delegates, exhibitors and speakers alike has been overwhelmingly positive and I am […]