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  D-ENERGi are delighted to contribute a donation amount of  £1096.15 for  University Hospital South Manchester. (UHSM) Raising funds for Wythenshawe Starlight Children’s ward which will go to funding life saving equipment.  A target was set raise additional oxygen saturation monitors for all of the 30 beds on the ward which will make a real difference saving children’s lives. The UHSM Charity improves the services provided by the hospital. The Charity provides additional equipment and services to enhance the patient and carer experience and provides funding for high quality, innovative research programmes. Zico Ahmed of D-ENERGi stated “I would like to thank all the D-ENERGi staff for all their hard work they put in on a day to day basis which allows the business to contribute each year to several charities from the business profits each year” If you would like to donate or find out more please click on the following link to visit there website http://www.justgiving.com/uhsm
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2 Feb

SWALEC, Southern Electricity, Scottish Hydro ends cold calls!

by denergi admin
 
  A perth based energy supplier Scottish and Sothern energy which operates under the following energy brands Southern Electric, Scottish Hydro and Swalec has announced that it will end unsolicited calls. This follows a record fine by the regulator OFGEM for mis-selling gas and electricity. This decision to close telesales will effect 70 posts in Thatcham, Berkshire and about 30 back office roles. Learn more on this news at  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-23731428
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2 Feb

Is Shale being backed at expense of developing biomass?

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  The UK is continuing to keep renewable energy investors at arms length by backing shale gas at the expense of developing biomass. That is the verdict of analysts at consultancy Ernst & Young (EY), who warn that the British government “is now playing catch-up with investors who are not short of opportunities in other countries.” EY also highlights that dedicated biomass power plants were conspicuously absent from the strike price package and notes that the government’s “controversial move toward shale gas appears to be at the expense of biomass power, which arguably still has a critical role to play in expanding the UK’s low carbon base-load power.” And EY also concludes that the government’s failure to set a 2030 decarbonisation target has “undermined confidence in its commitment to renewable energy.” “The government must come up with a credible and consistent energy plan that offers in a timely manner the clarity and information required to make long-term investment decisions.” He warned that “the government is now playing catch-up with investors who are not short of opportunities in other countries. This is no time for complacency, as important pieces of the jigsaw are still missing if we want to produce an attractive framework.” Warren was speaking as EY today released its Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices (RECAI), which does what it says on the tin – ranks countries on how attractive they are to investors in terms of their political and regulatory landscape. The US and China retain the number one and two slots respectively, and Germany remains in third place, despite a bleak outlook for the renewables market. EY states that despite strong public support for a green economy, rising political tensions ahead of next month’s election “are paralysing investment in the sector.” “Calls to reform the feed-in tariff scheme ignore the relatively small impact of new renewable plants on the consumer surcharge, while rhetoric about the ‘affordability’ of Germany’s energy supply has not translated into policy statements.” Australia drops from fourth place to sixth – replaced by the UK – because of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s plans to scrap the country’s fixed carbon price a year ahead of previous proposals – a move EY states “would cost A$3.8 billion (€2.5 billion) and take the price of carbon from A$25 (€17) to just A$6 (€4), potentially delaying investments.” The RECAI also states that last year, €9.6 billion of renewable energy assets were sold by major utilities, representing a third of total merger and acquisition activity globally in 2012, with European utilities accounting for 87 percent – or €8.2 billion – of this divestment value.  
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2 Feb

Is your Meter Operator Agreement (MOP contract) in place?

by denergi admin
 
  A Meter Operator agreement or (MOP contract) is a legal requirement for all half hourly electricity supplied meters. This contract covers the supply of the meter, maintenance and the necessary telecommunications for sending your consumption data to your energy supplier. As part of the UK de-regulated energy market you now have the right to appoint your own meter operator as apposed to letting your current energy supplier appoint there preferred supplier as the cost is often hidden in a suppliers standing charge. The subject of metering is often confusing for customers since privatisation, particularly since the meter operator contract is no longer part of the supply agreement. Many customers are unaware of required legislation such as the statutory requirement that sites with a maximum demand in excess of 100kW should have half-hourly metering installed as standard, and are unsure of who to contact. The process of managing the relationship between the Supplier, Meter Operator and Local Distributor is often a minefield, and is an area where many customers choose to outsource. If you are unsure if you have a MOP agreement in place for your half hourly site please call Samantha Jones on 0161 237 3333.
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