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17 Jun

The Benefits Of Zero-Carbon Electricity For Your Business

by D-ENERGi
 
Over the last few years, the UK became one of the first countries in the world to set targets and pass laws in order to minimise and finally end the contribution this country has to global warming.  Across the UK, this has resulted in companies of all sizes considering taking key steps in order to reduce the environmental impact they are having. This has involved a number of companies making the switch to business electricity suppliers that are able to supply them with zero-carbon electricity. Here at D-ENGERGi, we are proud to offer 100% renewable energy to our business customers. For those who are considering making the switch, here are some of the key benefits of zero-carbon electricity for businesses to help you make your decision.  Reduce your business’ carbon footprint The initial and most important benefit of switching to zero-carbon electricity supplier sources is that you will reduce your company’s carbon footprint. With goals in place across the UK to achieve carbon neutrality over the next 15-25 years, there are plenty of steps businesses can take to ensure they are on the right track. This is one simple way in which you can begin placing importance on sustainability.  Build your customer base  For consumers, it has become more important than ever to buy from companies that are attempting to be eco-friendly and sustainable. Recent studies have shown that consumer attitudes towards sustainability is now having a direct impact on their buying decisions. With around 32% of consumers expressing a great concern around the environmental impact of their purchases and are therefore highly engaged in adopting a more sustainable lifestyle. This has resulted in around 28% of consumers having stopped buying certain products due to their ethical and environmental concerns.  Therefore, taking one step to reduce your company’s carbon emissions, by switching to renewable, carbon neutral electricity could help to build your customer base. For those companies who choose not to place a core focus on sustainability, you could risk losing your loyal customer base to competitors.  Your Company CSR  Corporate social responsibility is an important practice for businesses. Types of CSR include ethical, environmental, and economic. When choosing a business electricity supplier, considering your CSR policies should help you make your decision and will benefit your brand’s reputation.  For example, when researching companies, there are some vital pieces of information you should know in order to understand whether sourcing your energy from this company aligns with your company’s views on particular topics.  Understanding where the energy is coming from. For those who are currently working to move away from fossil fuels, finding companies that source their electricity from renewable energy sources would be the best step. You can find this information within an electricity supplier’s fuel mix disclosure.  Plus, many companies now wish to step away from sourcing any energy from Russian suppliers. With the current Ukraine conflict, it has become a part of many businesses’ focus to avoid any goods and services provided by Russian companies. Showing their dedication to supporting the country of Ukraine during this time. Taking the time to understand where your business electricity is coming from could play a part in developing your CSR strategy, and therefore improving your brand as a whole.  Speak with our team of experts today to discuss switching your eelctricity supplier. AT D-ENERGi, all our electricity is supplied from UK based wind farms. Offering a zero-carbon, 100% renewable energy alternative. 
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9 Jun

Where Is Your Business Electricity Sourced From?

by D-ENERGi
 
If you are considering switching your current business electricity supplier, you may not be aware of the importance of understanding where your electricity is sourced from. This could play an important role in helping you make a decision when it comes to choosing a new business electricity supplier. Your business electricity supplier’s FMD will provide you with the details of where your electricity is sourced from. Understanding Fuel Mix Disclosure from Business Energy Suppliers   A Fuel Mix Disclosure or FMD, as it is often referred to within the industry, is the information electricity suppliers are obligated to provide within Great Britain. This discloses to customers the mix of fuels used to generate their electricity and the impact this has on the environment. These disclosures are released across an annual period by energy companies in the UK and are updated each year. Why is Fuel Mix Disclosure important?   As people begin to realise the true extent of their carbon footprint, the discussion around energy sources is going to continue for decades. With the UK government committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050, businesses, in particular, have an important role to play in the reduction of carbon emissions and switching from the use of non-renewable energy sources, like fossil fuels to renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Therefore, it is more important than ever that you understand the fuel mix disclosure provided by business electricity suppliers. With this information, you are armed with the relevant knowledge to make an informed decision when it comes to choosing a business electricity supplier. One which will help your business contribute to your own sustainability goals and helping achieve the government’s aims for reaching net zero emissions. The Average UK Fuel Mix   One way to review the information your energy supplier offers is to compare this with the average UK fuel mix. Allowing you to determine how they compare with other energy suppliers. For the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, the UK standard fuel mix was reported as follows: Coal – 2.7% Natural Gas – 38.2% Nuclear – 16.1% Renewables – 40.3% Other – 2.7% 100% British UK Wind Energy From D-ENERGi   Choosing to go with our D-ENERGi Electricity Trading Product as your independent business energy supplier, you will be buying 100% British UK wind-sourced electricity. We do not supply non-renewable energy using fossil fuels or nuclear power. Not only this, but we strive to offer all our customers the very best prices for their energy. Our team of energy experts can easily compare business electricity tariffs, with the ability to provide you with the best tariff for your business electricity. A true alternative to the big six energy suppliers in the UK, make the switch today and be sure your electricity supplier is sourcing your energy from renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources.
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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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18 Apr

How Much Energy Does It Take To Charge An Electric Car?

by D-ENERGi
 
A lot of people have been put off buying an electric car because the charging aspect is very different from just filling your car up with diesel or petrol. We take a look at how long electric vehicle charging takes, and how long the charge will last. How long does it take to charge an electric car? The amount of time it will take to charge an electric car will depend on two things: Battery size – the bigger the battery the longer it will take to charge Amount of power the charger can deliver It can take anywhere between 30 minutes and 12 hours to charge an electric vehicle, but it usually takes around 8 hours on average. How are electric cars charged? Electric cars are charged by being plugged into a power outlet – either at your home or at a car park or service station. If you are going on a long drive, it is advised that you stop at a service station along the way and charge your car. The advantage of charging your car at an electric vehicle charging station rather than at home is that the service station will usually have commercial chargers that will charge your vehicle much faster. It has been said that the most efficient way to charge your car is in small bursts throughout the day, and then leave it plugged in overnight when you get home. Can I charge my electric car at home? Yes. You can have an electric vehicle charging point installed at home so that you can easily charge your vehicle when you are not using it. D-ENERGI also offers an electric vehicle charging station solution for workplaces, offering employers a free no-obligation site survey. How much will it cost to charge an electric car? It is quite easy to work out how much it will cost to charge your electric car by doing a few simple calculations. You need to know the kWh of the charging point and then multiply this by the cost of your electricity. To find the kWh of your charging point, you will need to check the power of your charger. Most home chargers are 3.7w but it is best to check yours just to make sure. You then need to convert this power into watts by multiplying it by 1000. So, a standard electric vehicle home charger is 3.7kwh x 1000 = 3700 watts Then think about how long you will be charging your electric vehicle. If we go with the standard of 8 hours, then we need to multiply 3700 watts by 8 hours = 29600 watts. We then divide this by 1000 to convert it back to kWh, which brings us to 29.6 kWh. Now that we know the kWh it will take us to charge our electric vehicle, we can work out how much this will cost us by multiplying the kWh by the cost of electricity. The average cost of electricity is 0.13p at the moment, so we multiply 0.13 by 29.6 = £3.80 a day. To find out more about how D-ENERGi can help you with electric vehicle charging points for domestic or commercial use, please get in touch.
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