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Energy efficiency is a measure of energy used for delivering a given service. Improving energy efficiency means getting more from the energy that we use. DECC - Energy Efficiency Strategy: 'The Energy Efficiency Opportunity in the UK'
  • The introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive — which pays a tariff for energy produced from renewable heat sources — has seen a great increase in the application of biomass boilers for horticulture. 

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  • CHP

    CHP stands for ‘Combined Heat and Power’ and describes a fuel-fired engine driving an electrical generator, with heat being recovered from the engine for space heating use. 

    Gas-fuelled engines are usually used in CHP, but other fuels, including renewable fuels, can also be used. The electricity generated by the CHP unit can be used on site or exported to the grid.

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  • There are now a host of options to choose from if you want to generate your own electricity, including wind, solar and hydro.

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  • Geothermal installations use heat from deep underground, where temperatures start to climb because of heat from the earth’s core.

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  • Heat pumps are another new technology which has started to emerge in Holland. They have an obvious role in heating but they need a hefty electricity supply and the correct heating infra structure to work effectively.

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