RHI – Further update
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Letters have now been issued by DfE to all RHI beneficiaries. Ricardo have been appointed to carry out the inspections. The text of the letters is below: “INSPECTION PROGRAMME FOR THE NON-DOMESTIC RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE SCHEME I am writing to … Read More

RHI Inspection Tender update
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Further to our original briefing, the original tender issued by the Department for the 100% inspection of boilers was clear in its purpose but the Department did not award a contract as a result of that tender. A new tender … Read More

RHI Inspections
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Are you in the RHI Non-domestic scheme? Do you know that you are now going to be inspected this year (100% of installations are). If you fail your inspection your payments may be stopped or they may even ask you … Read More

Buildings
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Energy Efficiency HVAC Low-Carbon Design

The digestion of sewage and sludge for biogas generation
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Pan European collaboration for bio power generation – Ali Nicol, Director, Element Consultants initiates pan European Academic collaboration Energy costs for water treatment in Northern Ireland top £25 million p.a. Ensuring that NI is at the forefront of knowledge and … Read More

HAZID training for NHS Scotland
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  Ali Nicol of Element delivering HAZID training hands-on (of course) for NHS Scotland  

Slurry aeration system
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Here is a video of a slurry aeration system designed by Element and installed by Linton & Robinson in the Czech republic. As you can see, the system mobilises the slurry mix to promote aerobic digestion. See video  

Budget 2016 – impact on Energy Taxation
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Budget update:  in line with our predictions, George Osborne announced the following: – Abolition of the CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment) following the 2018-19 compliance year. – Increase the CCL (Climate Change Levy) from 2019 to recover the revenue from abolishing the CRC … Read More

Energy Taxation Reform
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What does the government intend to do with energy taxation? The current energy taxation and reporting landscape has developed over a number of years to its current state. Government wants to reform and simplify. A consultation was issued in Sept … Read More

Carbon Monoxide generation from stored wood & pellets
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Just published paper on the generation of Carbon Monoxide from stored wood & pellets Ali

MSCPD – Medium Scale Combustion Plant Directive
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“To improve the quality of the air we breathe we need to tackle air pollution at source. With this directive we complete the regulatory framework for the emissions from the combustion sector. This is a key piece that was missing … Read More

ESOS Update
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The Environment Agency have published a newsletter on ESOS. If you are eligible and have not registered yet, you must do so now.

ESOS : Lead Energy Assessor
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Alastair Nicol of Element Consultants is a Lead Energy Assessor under the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme Element have now carried out ESOS audits for a number of large UK businesses. Why not contact us and we will help you with … Read More

Medium Combustion Plant Directive
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CEA Announcement                         September 2015 The Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) Are you ready? One of the single most important directives for many years in the combustion industry is about to become EU law and will soon be transposed into UK … Read More

Tyrone Energy
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  DESCRIPTION The Tyrone Energy Biomass Power Station is a £9.5 million investment in renewable energy located at a site in the village of Artigarvan near Strabane, County Tyrone. The station is Northern Ireland’s first large scale ‘wood to energy’ … Read More