Beef with Climate Change?

Beef with Climate Change? As the world seemingly continues to hurtle towards oblivion at pace and the amount of organisations, Governments, pressure groups, entrepreneurs, President elects, believers and non-believers share views and opinion on the climate change latest, it can seem to the everyday citizen to be a problem so big and so frightening, there is nothing we can actually do to help.  If some of the brightest and most powerful minds on the planet can’t come together to save humanity as we know it, what exactly can the little man do about it? Well, the answer is a lot and it could start with something as a simple review of our diet. On the face of it, the suggestion that cows could be a significant cause of climate change, sounds fanciful. Surely it’s the cars, vans and trucks that drive past their fields on the M25 or the planes that fly over them that do the real damage? What’s the poor old cow, idly grazing away on a summer’s day got to do with any of this? Methane is a greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide (CO2), but the negative effect on the climate of Methane is 23 times higher than that of CO2 and on average, a cow releases between 70 and 120kg of Methane per year (in a few ways we won’t spend time elaborating on). So, the release of about 100kg of Methane per year (for each cow) is equivalent to around 2,300kg of CO2. Numbers mean very little without some context, so it’s mind boggling to think that the same amount of CO2 is generated...

Electric Vehicles: The Pros & Cons

Electric Vehicles: The Pros & Cons The electric vehicle (EV) is a relatively new concept in the world of cars. Although a fully electric car runs solely on electricity (a battery electric vehicle), some companies also offer hybrid vehicles that run on a combination of electricity and fuel – some of these plug in, some don’t. They may be relatively new, but EVs have surged hugely in recent years, with approximately 67,000 battery EVs (plug-in, grant eligible cars/vans) on UK roads right now. That’s an impressive 5,560% increase in just over 4 years, up from just 1,205 EVs in the UK at the end of 2011! The basic concept is that buying and driving an EV instead of a traditional fuel vehicle will both save you money and be better for the environment. Traditional fuel cars produce a high amount of carbon emissions that contribute to pollution, greenhouse gases and climate change. The cost of running a traditional fuel car is also higher, as petrol and diesel is more expensive than electricity when considering cost per mile. In contrast, an electric vehicle doesn’t produce any carbon emissions (advantage #9 in our list) while operating, though we still need to consider the emissions generated by creating the electricity in the first place. However, in a place like the UK, where we have less coal-based and fossil-heavy electricity generation than other countries, an electric vehicle will almost always produce significantly less carbon emissions than its traditional fuel counterpart. In other countries, EV carbon emissions can vary from similar to average petrol cars to less than half those of the best petrol...

Worcester Bosch Adds Just Energy Solutions to Accredited Installers Scheme

Worcester Bosch Adds Just Energy Solutions to Accredited Installers Scheme Just Energy Solutions has joined the Worcester Accredited Installer (WAI) Scheme, Worcester’s exclusive business development programme for installers. After installing Worcester boilers and heating equipment for a number of years, Just Energy Solutions have been made a member of the Worcester Accredited Installer (WAI) Scheme. As the business’ efficient heating services have grown in popularity, so has the number of customers requesting Worcester technology. A number of our private heating customers specifically request Worcester boilers when they contact us to carry out a survey and give them a quote, so it’s great to now have the Worcester Accredited Installer seal of approval! We’ve put our team through Worcester’s technology-specific training and we look forward to installing many more in the future!” – Kevin Gray, Operations Manager, Just Energy Solutions The aim of the WAI Scheme is for Worcester to work in partnership with accredited installers to help promote business development through effective marketing and business support. WAI members are entitled to offer their customers extended guarantees on all Worcester products installed, giving customers peace of mind. In addition to this, members are granted access to specialised training courses, accredited branded workwear and have a profile set up on the Worcester website’s ‘Find an Installer’ section . Just Energy Solutions’ Accredited Installer profile is already up on the Worcester website. A good support process is imperative when it comes to providing heating services, and Just Energy Solutions now have access to their very own WAI member support team. Having specialist support on-hand 364 days a year will ultimately benefit their customers – ensuring any...

Keeping Another 30,000 Boilers Safe & Efficient

Keeping Another 30,000 Boilers Safe & Efficient Just Energy Solutions awarded contract to maintain 30,000 boilers on behalf of Energy Insurance Services Mears Group-owned Energy Insurance Services have awarded Just Energy Solutions a maintenance contract to service and repair 30,000 of their customers’ boilers. The contract is national, and carries a three year term. We’re delighted to be awarded the contract with Energy Insurance Services! We pride ourselves on long-term, happy relationships with our corporate partners, and look forward to the next three years of working together. We feel we’re a great fit, and are proud to represent Energy Insurance Services to their customers across the country.” – Neil Ring, Managing Director, Just Energy Solutions Mears and its companies’ vision is to make a positive difference to the communities they serve. They do this by improving homes, improving communities and improving lives. Their approach is based on the development of outstanding partnerships with employees, clients, tenants, customers, their families and the wider community. The team at Just Energy Solutions is passionate about providing energy efficiency, strong customer service, controlled project management and value for money to both commercial and domestic customers. Striving to bring efficient energy solutions to the forefront of businesses’ and consumers’ minds. Specialising in renewable energy, smart technology, efficient heating and energy consultancy, our experts are on hand to provide objective advice, design, installation and maintenance for all manner of projects. Proud winners of the Energy Efficiency and Renewables 2015 Regional Boiler & Renewables Installer of the Year, and H&V News Awards 2016 Finalists in the “Energy Efficient Installer of the Year” and “Smart Installer of the...

4 Reasons To Sell Your Domestic Solar PV Feed-in Tariff

4 Reasons To Sell Your Domestic Solar PV Feed-in Tariff Our sister company, Solar Buyback Solutions, launched in 2015 to help domestic and commercial solar PV users release cash from their Feed-in Tariff and unlock their investment. If you’ve installed solar PV on your property using an MCS approved Solar Photovoltaics installer, you would have been eligible to apply for the Government’s Feed-in Tariff Scheme and earn quarterly, index-linked payments for 20 or 25 years, depending on when your system was installed. Since the launch of Solar Buyback Solutions, the UK’s first solar PV asset buy service (or “solar buy back” service), you now have the option to sell that Feed-in Tariff (FIT) for a cash lump sum. The panels stay on your roof, you continue to use as much of the free electricity you generate as possible, and we’ll even manage and pay for any maintenance your solar PV system needs for the rest of your FIT agreement period. Why would I want to sell my solar PV Feed-in Tariff? Why would you want to sell your domestic solar PV Feed-in Tariff? There could be any number of reasons you make the decision to sell, depending on your personal circumstances, but we’ve compiled a list of the most common reasons our customers decided to sell their FIT of cash. 1. FREE UP YOUR CASH When you sign up to a 20 or 25 year agreement with your FIT provider, depending on when your system was installed, you agree to be paid a Feed-in Tariff in the form of quarterly, index-linked payments for the term of the agreement (20 or...

Finalists Again at H&V News Awards 2016

Finalists Again at the H&V News Awards 2016 Just Energy Solutions in the running for Smart Installer of the Year 2016 & Energy Efficient Installer of the Year 2016 Titles 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 shortlist of finalists. All shortlisted finalists presented their case to the judges in March at the H&V News London offices, and won’t hear any more from the 62 independent judges till the winners are announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday 21st April 2016. 2015 was a year for record attendance and entries, which highlights how prestigious the awards have become. There was a great atmosphere at London’s Grosvenor Hotel andyou can really feel a sense of belonging among the attendees, which is great to see, as it brings the industry together." – Andy Wighton, Managing Director, Pipe Center and Climate Center As a relatively young company in the energy efficiency and smart technology industries, Just Energy Solutions have given the judges an insight into the values that the family business was built on. “We’ve now been operating for five years, and the team has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience over that time. We want to stand as thought leaders in the industry; trusted as...