Marks and Spencer’s – Setting an Example for Commercial Renewable Energy in the UK

Marks and Spencer’s have announced their aim to take half of the electricity used in their buildings from renewable sources by 2020. Their commitment to this has already been shown, as they have started construction of the UK’s largest array of rooftop solar panels at its distribution centre in Castle Donington. Spread across 900,000 Square feet with more than 24,000 PV panels, the system will generate nearly all the energy that is needed to power the distribution centre throughout the daylight hours. The investment for the Solar PV system follows a trend which has emerged for Renewable Energy Systems among retailers in the UK. In 2007, Tesco installed what was then the largest Solar PV system in the county on the rooftop of their now defunct US venture Fresh & Easy distribution centre and Sainsbury’s will have installed 170,000 panels above stores and distribution centres by spring 2015. Investing in renewable energy systems will help retailers to reduce their overhead costs by generating their own energy and it also gives the opportunity to make good use of otherwise unused space. However, one of the most important benefits of investing in renewable energy sources for the commercial market is the significant impact that is has on a business’s green credentials. The lower that a company’s carbon emissions are, the less that they will have to pay in carbon taxes. The H&V News Awards judges have selected the organisations who demonstrated the very highest standards in their respective fields for the 2016 Awards, and the Just Energy Solutions Team is proud to have been shortlisted for both the “Energy Efficient Installer...

Nest Comes over to the EU

The Nest Learning Thermostat has already taken the US, Canada and the UK by storm, now it has been confirmed that it will be making an appearance in shops all over the EU. Since being released in the US two years ago, the Nest Thermostat has quickly established itself as one of the most sought after gadgets for the modern home. Giving its owners the power to accurately monitor their energy usage with the aim of significantly reducing their bills, the Nest Learning Thermostat is a desirable tool. Despite only being available to buy direct from the US, Canada and more recently the UK, the Nest Thermostat has managed to wind its way into being installed in 120 countries worldwide. Nest Thermostats have been shipped over by relatives, hidden in suitcases, and purchased on Ebay and Amazon by people who are desperate to make a Nest Learning Thermostat part of their home. Now the people of Belgium, France, Ireland and the Netherlands will be able to purchase the Nest Learning Thermostat from one of the 400 stores that are due to stock both the Nest Thermostat and the Nest Protect by the end of the month. The Nests that they purchase will even speak to them in the language of their home country, putting an end to Nest smuggling for the citizens of Europe once and for all! There has already been a huge demand for Nest products in Europe, in the UK alone an additional 100 stores have stocked the Nest Thermostat since April and the number of Nest installations have continued to grow at a shockingly fast...

Mrs Blythe (Norfolk)

Mrs Blythe (Norfolk) Thank you for allowing Mick to come all the way to Norfolk to listen to our 3rd compensate pump! We very much appreciate your help in this matter and thank you for coming to a good conclusion. October 2014 Back to Testimonials Quick Links Efficient Heating • Renewable Energy • Smart Technology • Projects • Contact • Blog Name Email Address Message Message 9 + 7 = South East Office Just Energy Solutions Limited North Orbital Road St Albans Hertfordshire AL2 1DL t: 0844 880 8189 e: hello@justenergysolutions.com North East Office Just Energy Solutions Limited Suite 8, SV Rutter Business Centre 126 Great Lime Road Newcastle NE12 6RU t: 01912 600 556 e: hello@justenergysolutions.com South West Office Just Energy Solutions Limited Penstraze Business Centre Truro Cornwall TR4 8PN t: 01872 562 118 e:...

Biomass could be providing 60% of the world’s renewable energy by 2030

Biomass is now widely available throughout the UK, and a recent report has predicted that biomass could be producing 60% of the world’s renewable energy by 2030. The report, which was done by The International Renewable Energy also found that biomass could provide 20% of global electricity by 2030 if its full potential is realised. Biomass has increased in popularity throughout the last few years, and has so far accounted for 7% of the UKs energy for 2014. Offering a renewable, low carbon, cost effective energy source that can help us meet our renewable energy targets, it is not hard to see why the UK have started to choose biomass over fossil fuel alternatives. Biomass has also had a positive effect on the UKs economy, supporting tens of thousands of jobs and creating over a billion pounds of revenue. It has even been estimated that by 2020, the biomass industry could be supporting up to 58,000 jobs in the UK alone. The International Renewable Energy Agency say that biomass is an essential part of any country’s renewable energy portfolio and can provide a reliable source of energy when less reliable sources, such as wind, fall short. The H&V News Awards judges have selected the organisations who demonstrated the very highest standards in their respective fields for the 2016 Awards, and the Just Energy Solutions Team is proud to have been shortlisted for both the “Energy Efficient Installer of the Year” and “Smart Installer of the Year” categories.Following the established format, the first phase of judging took place online, with judges reviewing a record number of nominations and handpicking their...

Thousands of pensioners are entitled for help with their energy bills this winter

The government has just announced that an extra 20,000 pensioners will be entitled for help when it comes to paying their energy bills this winter. The Warm Home Discount Scheme was first introduced in 2011, offering qualifying households a one-off payment on their electricity bill. The scheme, which is paid for by the energy companies, will now see each qualifying household receive a payment of £140 this winter. The government have expanded by the scheme this year by allowing anybody that is in receipt of pension credit to automatically qualify for the payment. Hundreds of thousands of people that are on a low income are also entitled to the payment, which is usually automatically deducted from their energy bills by their supplier. Thousands of pensioners that are currently receiving pension credit will be delighted of the news, however there are many people in the UK that are entitled to pension credit but are currently not claiming. With winter fast approaching, it is vital that people who are struggling to pay their bills speak up and find out what help they could be entitled to. If you think that you could be entitled to pension credit, or you know somebody that may be, give the pension credit helpline a call and they will be able to guide you in the right direction. If you are in receipt of pension credit, or other benefits, then you may also qualify for a free A Rated boiler through the governments ECO Scheme which could save you up to £300 a year on your bills. Visit our ECO page and fill out an online...