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8 Jul

The scramble to end Russian Reliance

by D-ENERGi
 
Ever since the Russian invasion of Ukraine this February and the continuation of heavy military attacks on the country, countries across the world have reacted by pulling away from using Russian suppliers, Russian goods, and servicing the Russian population with their products and/or services. Both to make a political and ethical statement, by doing this, companies are having a direct impact on Russian markets. One of the most prominent of these is the decision to move away from the use of Russian gas across the globe, but most importantly within Europe. Russian supplied gas Figures have been used to show that the EU and UK are the largest trading partners with Russia for fuel products such as oil. gas, and coal. The EU receives around 40% of its gas supply from Russia, showing just how reliant European countries are on Russia for a vital import such as gas. With the invasion of Ukraine, these countries, and particularly the EU, are determined to reduce or completely cut their reliance on Russia for gas. Closer to home, the UK, rely less so on Russia for gas, however, in 2021, Russia still made up 4% of gas used in the UK. While we do not rely so heavily on Russian imports for gas as our European counterparts, we still, as a country, have been exposed to the disruption the invasion of Ukraine has caused to the energy markets. Witnessing rising gas and oil prices, while our European neighbours seek other sources of energy. Moving away from Russian energy supplies Quite soon after the war broke out, both the UK and the US announced a ban on Russian oil, while the EU released their REPowerEU plan which has laid out the ambitions of the EU to make Europe independent of Russian fossil fuels by 2030. However, the first steps will focus solely on gas which makes up a large percentage of their Russian imports. In conjunction with efforts to move away from fossil fuels completely and to achieve net-zero emissions, moving away from Russian energy supplies is the right move to make at this time, for reasons that are both economical, ethical, and environmental. Where does your business gas come from? Considering these crucial points, have you considered where your business gas is sourced from? If you are looking to review your supply chains, across the entirety of your company, considering where your business gas is sourced from and who this is supplied by is crucial in the current market. While nations are reviewing their Russian-supplied gas and oil, to ensure your company is not impacted by current affairs within the market, looking to switch your business gas supplier could be your next best move. Not only is this a climate change imperative but a geopolitical and financial one too. By choosing a reliable and anti-Russian gas supplier, you can prove your support for the country of Ukraine in its time of desperate need. Not only is this an issue affecting your company’s outgoings, but also your brand and your company’s reputation. Customers witnessing brands making this impactful statement are much more likely to stay loyal and continue their support for your business. Choose D-ENERGi as your business gas supplier Make the switch today and join us at D-ENERGi. All the gas we supply to our business customers is sourced solely from the UK and not Russia. If you and your company are looking to shift away from Russian-supplied gas, allow us to be your number one choice, as a business gas supplier with fixed business gas prices, stellar customer service, and your very own dedicated account manager. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our business gas rates.
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25 Apr

What Is The Electric Vehicle Charging Regulations In The UK?

by D-ENERGi
 
Back in October 2021, the UK government introduced new legislation called the “UK Government’s Road to Zero Strategy” that set out their aim for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2030. As part of these electric vehicle charging regulations uk, they announced that all new buildings – both residential and commercial – would have to be fitted with an electric vehicle charge point from 15th June 2022. Why was this legislation introduced? As the popularity of electric vehicles increases, with them now accounting for 1 in 10 of all new car sales, and the UK government’s recent ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2030, there is a growing need for more support to be given to help people make the transition to electric vehicles more easily with effective electric vehicle charging point installation at home (or commercial premises). Not only do homes and businesses need to be EV (electric vehicle) ready but electric vehicle chargers need to be smart too. This legislation was therefore introduced alongside the government’s recently published regulations on smart charging which were published earlier this year (2022). This calls for electric car chargers to have several smart functions installed to relieve the pressure on the national grid and to make them future-proof as well. Overview of the building regulations for electric charging points Builders should know that: All new residential buildings with a parking space now need to also have an electric vehicle charging point installed. All new non-residential buildings with more than 10 parking spaces need to have at least one electric vehicle charging point, and cable routes for every one in five parking spaces Existing non-residential buildings with more than 20 parking spaces will need at least one electric car charge point from 2025 Do the UK electric car charging points regulations affect homeowners? Only if you are thinking of moving house as if you buy a new house, it should already have an electric vehicle charger installed. If you are thinking of swapping to an electric vehicle or are starting to run an electric vehicle commercial fleet, then you may be thinking about electric vehicle charging stations near me. However, it may be wiser to think about installing electric vehicle charge points for your home or workplace – and D-ENERGi can help with that. Contact our EV charging points team on 0800 781 7626 for more information.
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13 Sep

Frequently Asked Questions about Business Energy Suppliers

by D-ENERGi
 
Research by the Federation of Small Businesses has revealed that 70% of businesses have experienced difficulty when it comes to comparing energy suppliers, with 43% saying they have never switched suppliers. These are incredible numbers when you think about how the cheapest business electricity prices could help you save money as a business. A lack of understanding about different energy suppliers, wanting to remain loyal to existing suppliers, and a concern about the effort and time it may involve to switch business energy suppliers are all things that stand in the way of businesses potentially making the switch to the cheapest business electricity supplier. However, switching business energy suppliers is not the long and complicated task that you might think it is, and the savings you could achieve will make any slight effort on your part well worth it. Here are some FAQ’s relating to switching business energy suppliers. #1 How do I find out who my existing supplier is? You can find out who supplies your current business gas and electricity, by looking at your most recent utility bill – the contact details of your current supplier will be printed on it. If you have just moved to new premises or you can’t find your latest bill, you can contact the Meter Point Administration service to ask for their details. #2 What is a deemed contract? If you have recently moved into new premises then a deemed contract will probably be in place for your electricity, gas, or maybe even both if you have not agreed on a contract with your current supplier. If your existing contract has come to an end but you are continuing to consumer electricity then a deemed contract probably exists. The cost of deemed contracts tends to be about 80% more expensive than a negotiated contract – so you can see why they are not good news for many businesses. #3 What is a rolling contract? A rolling contract is when your business gas or electricity supplier rolls you over into a new contract automatically – which may be the case if you fail to tell your supplier of your intention to end a contract before the end of your notice period. #4 Do I need to tell my existing business energy supplier that I am leaving them? Yes. If you decide to leave your existing energy supplier and switch to another one, then you must inform your existing supplier by either Telling them directly Asking your comparison company (D-ENERGi) to provide them with a Letter of Authority (LoA)   #5 What is a Letter of Authority (LoA) A Letter of Authority is a recognised legal document that allows us to liaise with energy suppliers on your behalf, with your permission. It basically allows us to call time on your existing tariff and set you up on a cheaper and more competitive one. D-ENERGi is here to help businesses across the UK save money and make the switch. Call us today so that we can help you find the cheapest business electricity rates UK.
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6 Sep

Why Should You Compare Business Electricity Prices Per Kwh?

by D-ENERGi
 
Energy bills can be a real drain on your running costs, whatever size of business you have. Equipment, heating, and lighting are all essential items for most businesses, and it is really easy to get stuck on business gas and business electricity prices per kWh that are not right for your current needs or even sky-high. Here at D-ENERGi we understand that just as companies can vary wildly in scale and size, so can their energy requirements. When it comes to business gas and business electricity use, it is certainly not one size fits all. That is why it is so important that you compare business electricity prices per kWh to find the best rate for your individual business’s needs. What do you need to know about business energy tariffs? There are two main types of tariffs used – fixed-rate and variable. Because the size and scope of each individual business are different, so will their requirements for electricity and gas be. Choosing the correct tariff for your business will depend on how you use electricity and gas and how you want to pay for it. Certain factors need to be taken into account when selecting the right commercial energy tariff for your business, including your financial situation, where your company is located, and how much electricity and gas you use currently. #Fixed rate tariff This type of energy payment plan is suited to those businesses who are on a budget as your energy bill will be fixed at a set rate for a period of time – in some cases, this can be as long as four years. After this fixed rate tariff comes to an end, you can continue with the same supplier and switch to a different agreement, or switch to a different supplier altogether. This tariff arrangement is preferred by business owners who wish to protect themselves from price changes during the agreed period of time as prices are usually cheaper than they are on a variable rate tariff. Some energy providers also offer fixed rate tariff customers a further reduction on their bill if they agree to pay by direct debit. One thing to consider with this tariff, however, is you are locked into it for the agreed duration of time and cannot switch tariffs if prices go down, or other better deals come onto the market. #Variable tariff Variable tariffs can offer a cheaper rate at the time of the initial agreement, but you don’t get the same level of protection against energy price rises on your business gas or electric bill and so the amount you pay will fluctuate based on the energy market in general. A variable tariff represents the balance between the risk of energy prices rising in the long term and paying lower energy costs in the short term. This may be a balance that start-up or smaller companies may be more willing to accept in order to keep the cost of their immediate overheads down. Within the variable tariff there are two main types of agreement: Tracker price tariff – changes based on the wholesale market movement Blend and extend price tariff – a unit rate that comprises of an average between your current contractual rate and that of the current available market rate If you want to save money on your business gas prices per kWh then contact the team at D-ENERGi today.
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