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17 Jan

Business Energy Comparison: What to Remember When Completing One

by Simon Thompson
 
It is a good idea for all businesses to keep an eye on their business energy suppliers and the rates they are charging to make sure you are getting access to the best deal possible. Completing a business energy comparison is therefore a time investment that will definitely pay you back – as many businesses the D-ENERGi team works with have reported considerable savings when they switch suppliers. When you are looking at a business electricity or business gas comparison, however, it is prudent to keep a few things in mind: #Always read the small print It is essential you take the time to read every aspect of your commercial energy contract before you sign it as some contracts contain a specific window in which you are allowed to cancel or switch the contract without penalty. You probably won’t ever be refused the opportunity to be let out of your contract if you do choose to switch business energy suppliers outside of this window – but you will potentially be liable for quite large costs, so you should think about your timing carefully. #Be sure of your expectations A lot of businesses state that their number one reason for switching business energy suppliers is to save money, which they do, to begin with only to find that their bills go up over time despite their energy usage not increasing. Don’t ever take it as certain that you are guaranteed to save money throughout the length of your new business energy contract. Look at your energy usage and what you are paying for it at the start of your contract, and monitor it throughout the length of your contract so that you can be sure you are really saving the money you thought you would. #Be patient Don’t just plump for the first deal you are offered – take some time to consider it carefully. Remember, you are the one who is in control, so you should only move business energy suppliers when you are ready. Get in contact with the D-ENERGi team, tell us your current circumstances and what you are looking for, and then leave the rest to us. We will contact the suppliers on your behalf and come back to you with some options – leaving you to decide which energy contract is the right one for you and your business. If you want to complete a thorough business gas and business electricity comparison, then get in touch with the D-ENERGI team. We just need a couple of minutes of your time, and we can potentially save you money on your business energy bills.
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10 Jan

What’s New in Business Energy in 2022?

by Simon Thompson
 
Climate change and sustainability are high on the agenda in 2022, which means more and more businesses are going to be held to account – and this will have an effect on your business energy quote too. Here is the D-ENERGi team’s round-up of the changes businesses can expect to see this year in regards to carbon and energy reporting. Changes to the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) cap The UK’s ETS was launched in 2021 as a replacement for the EU ETS which the UK left when it left the EU. The ETS places a cost against carbon pollution in order to encourage polluters to reduce the amount of their emitted greenhouse gases. ESOS to potentially be extended to medium-sized companies The UK government recently announced it would be shaking up the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) in a bid to increase the uptake of energy efficiency measures and improve the quality of audits. It is also aiming for businesses to include an assessment of actions needed for them to achieve net-zero by 2050 as a recommendation. Mandatory TCFD for large companies from 6th of April 2022 Recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) means that over 1300 of the UK’s largest companies and financial institutions will have to start disclosing their climate-related financial information from the 6th of April. Performance-based energy ratings for larger buildings to come into force The UK government is currently consulting on the use of a framework for the rating of carbon and energy performance of commercial buildings, which if passed means that if you own or are the sole tenant of a large building you may be required to rate the energy performance of the building as it is in-use. Widening of scope of the SECR Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) originally became law in 2019, but the UK government is considering widening its scope in order to drive greater climate change action ahead of the target date for Net Zero carbon. There is some indication that one change they may implement concerns reporting on the scope of emissions. At the moment, SECR focuses solely on Scope 1 and 2 emissions – which may affect your business electricity quote – but some businesses are choosing to report on their Scope 3 emissions voluntarily too. It is likely that Scope 3 emission reporting will become mandatory in the future as the associated emissions make up the bulk of emissions from most large companies. Here at D-ENERGi we aim to provide a real alternative to the big five energy suppliers, by offering the most competitive business electricity and business gas quotes in the UK.
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