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The UK Passes One Week Without Coal Power!

As reported yesterday, the UK has broken records.

For the first time since 1882, coal power has not been used to make electricity.

The increased use of renewable energy means coal power stations are required less when the demand is low. On the 1st May at 1.24pm, the last coal generator was able to be taken off the system and we are currently still sitting at zero. Most of the country’s power has been generated from combined cycle gas turbines. Renewable, nuclear, and solar power have also contributed a significant amount to be able to meet the demand.

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This landmark occasion comes shortly after David Attenborough’s latest BBC documentary “Climate Change: The Facts”, was aired on the 18th April 2019. He said: “It may sound frightening, but the scientific evidence is that if we have not taken dramatic action within the next decade, we could face irreversible damage to the natural world and the collapse of our societies.”

The UK government pledged to phase out all electricity supplied by coal power by 2025. In a statement, Greg Clark, the business and energy secretary, gave praise to the momentous achievement.

“Going a week without coal for the first time since the Industrial Revolution is a huge leap forward in our world-leading efforts to reduce emissions, but we’re not stopping there.

“To combat climate change and seize on the opportunities of clean growth, we’re phasing out coal entirely by 2025 and building a cleaner, greener energy system.

“We lead the world when it comes to tackling climate change and we want to carry on breaking records, which is why we’ve put foundations in place to allow our renewables sector to thrive.”

He also added: “We’re now on a path to become the first major economy to legislate for net zero emissions.”

 

How can we help?

 

You can find out more on how to reduce your carbon footprint, read our How Do I Reduce Carbon and Business Energy Costs? blog post.

If you are interested in switching your business’ energy and going green, we can help you. All we require from you is a copy of your latest bill. We can then start the process of reviewing your energy spend and look at how you can reduce your carbon footprint.

Send your energy bills to iams@fidelity-energy.co.uk or call us today to find out more.

Entanet

Fidelity slashes Entanet carbon footprint

Wholesale voice and data provider Entanet, selected Fidelity Energy to provide 100% renewable energy for its own operations. The solution uses wind, solar and tidal energy as its sole energy source, meaning Entanet can reduce its carbon foot print by 866 tonnes of carbon.

Fidelity Energy’s continuing commitment to green energy solutions has given us access to perhaps the most diverse and broad ranges of renewable energy suppliers in the UK. This makes us uniquely placed to offer competitive and realistic energy solutions for a wide range of businesses.

Darren Farnden, Entanet’s Head of Marketing, commented:
“The new contract saved us money but the most important factor for us was the reduction in our carbon footprint. This is a great message for our business and shows a real commitment to our Corporate Social Responsibility. It also gives channel partners an edge when bidding for government and CSR focused businesses

“Fidelity are well known to us from their work within the telecoms channel. We knew Fidelity Energy Managing Director John Haw well from his days in the service provider channel and it made sense to see if they could help us. Fidelity are also now proactively managing all our energy contracts and bill validation and are suggesting ideas of where we can lower our energy use.

John Haw, Fidelity Energy MD, commented:
“Entanet is a great channel business and one that we are pleased to be working with on their estate. Proactive contract management, bill validation and lowering of their carbon footprint were all key requirements. Fidelity Energy ran the tender process for them, recommended the most appropriate supplier and helped them balance carbon reduction, service and price. It’s great to be working with the management team at Entanet during this exciting phase of their business.”

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360 Group

Energy is turning full circle for 360

Cambridgeshire based reseller 360 Group has warned comms and IT providers to start selling energy to customers before energy brokers move into their territories.

“If you aren’t selling energy to your customers, someone else is and you are leaving the door open for an energy broker to walk in and review their comms as well”, said Group Managing Director Russell Davis, who is now successfully selling energy services to his customers alongside Fidelity Energy.

Davis also believes ICT solutions providers should bear in mind the reputation they have built for quality of service when considering adding energy supply to their portfolios.

“We are utilising our current relationships and trading energy under our trusted name and brand as energy companies get such bad press for the service they offer. We are used to winning through effort and knowledge of our market. We are inspired to maximise our efforts. Everything we do, we do well.”

360 have solid experience of embracing new technologies and their services now encompass a full unified communications suite complemented by IT services and a growing IoT (internet of Things) division.

When exploring the energy opportunity Davis was pleased to re-engage with Fidelity Energy MD John Haw, who he knew well from his previous Managing Director role at Gamma.

“John understands we have a loyal customer base who trust 360 Group. Utilities are required by all our customers and I know we have a better relationship with them than their current energy supplier and with Fidelity Energy’s commercials and sales support we have been able to offer a compelling service to our customer base.

“We have done well to date and we are building on the success month-on-month as our experience with energy grows and we are better equipped within the market place. I am confident that we will have a successful energy arm in 2017

“Fidelity offers full support on every opportunity so all we do is get the bills and they advise from there. We are now at the point where we can self-serve through their portal, but Fidelity are always on hand to help if needs be. Fidelity also offer full sales support and now with a fully integrated E-signature option on their portal you can add a customer, credit check them, get quotes from 20 suppliers, and receive an e-signed contract within 10 minutes compared to the standard 1-2 day turnaround from most brokers.”

Find out how Fidelity Energy can help your business sell energy to your clients, call us on 08000 48 48 00 or email us at partners@fidelity-energy.co.uk. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Banbury Cricket Club

Banbury Cricket Club are the leading Oxfordshire Cricket Club, playing their Cricket in the ECB Home Counties Premier League.

With first teams, youth setups and reserve teams all using the facilities regularly as well as offering meeting facilities and venue hire they had a substantial energy bill. They began by looking for a way to fix their energy costs, reducing their overheads and allowing them to manage future expenses more effectively.

They needed to engage the services of a company who could take control and manage the process for them. With both the Club Trust and the Club’s Ltd company requiring energy management they instructed Fidelity Energy to manage the transition.

Our expert team began with assessing the current energy bills and usage of the cricket club. We could then engage our suppliers, working out the best method for providing the ideal solution to suit the club’s unique situation.

With the complexities that existed we had to call on our all resources and employ a range of strategies to secure a deal that give the club what they were looking for. This resulted in a deal that provided the club with a fixed rate, fixed term at a saving on their original contracts.

Testimonial:

Martin Phillips

Chairman, Banbury Cricket Club

Fidelity Energy has been acting for Banbury Cricket Club as our energy broker recently. We have found them to be pleasant and most efficient and worked hard to obtain some very favourable prices, fixed for a lengthy period of time. Banbury Cricket Club has an unusual make up, consisting of a Club Trust and a limited company. It was therefore a fairly involved and a one-off set of circumstances, but Fidelity Energy saw this as a challenge and not an insurmountable obstacle. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fidelity Energy to any sports club looking to make savings on energy bills.

Sir William Ramsay School

The Sir William Ramsay School in Buckinghamshire is a long-established, specialist school for visual arts. Though it has a strong academia it prides itself on its specialist status.

A short while ago the school got in touch with Fidelity Energy as they looked to reduce their energy costs. With some 1000 students the school is large with numerous facilities almost all requiring power, heating and gas on a daily basis.

As such the school’s energy bills were a significant expenditure and it was important to them to save money. The school wanted to be able to re-allocate money into more education-essential resources without altering their energy usage.

We asked the school to provide us with copies of their energy bills – and we did the rest from there. Assessing their current suppliers, comparing them against the rates we could get from our suppliers for the same usage and coming up with some realistic options for them to make the switch.

Overall, we were able to demonstrate a saving of 28% on their energy bills across the board.

They said:

Mr K Nelson

Estates & Buildings Manager, Sir William Ramsay School

Towards the latter end of December 2015, we engaged in conversation with Fidelity Energy to look for a way forward, as to how we can reduce our energy costs. From the very first meeting Fidelity Energy showed an in-depth knowledge of the subject and easily explained in a non-technical language. The process, in a nut shell, was to simply supply a small number of paid invoices to Fidelity who would then come back with their findings and proposal. No further input from us. The result showed an amazing potential to reduce our costs, this we took. All the work required was handled by Fidelity Energy in a very professional way, dealing with existing suppliers and new alike.

I would most certainly encourage any user to explore this route, as the cost of finding out is zero, but the savings could be thousands.