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Will the Christmas lights go out next winter?
13th April 2017 | Graham Waring: Director
With the continuing debate on the capacity of the existing grid and the reducing supply margin, forward-thinking major energy users are securing the future of their energy supply by planning ahead and taking steps to be less dependent on our aging National Grid. By adopting a flexible approach they are experiencing operational, commercial and carbon benefits. Will the Christmas lights go out next winter, or will you take control of your own power supply?
The Opportunities of New District Heating
4th October 2013 | Peter Rolton
When the Department for Energy and Climate Change announced the launch of a £6 million funding programme for the development of district heating and cooling networks across the UK, I was relieved. Energy policy in the UK often plays to the tune of ‘one step forward, two steps backwards’, so to have some clear and undoubtedly positive direction from the government is welcome in my eyes.
Nuclear Physics... Almost
20th September 2013 | Peter Rolton
‘Every action has an equal and opposite reaction’, that’s basic physics. Apply it to the global energy situation and it’s easy to see that something’s got to give: consumption is not so much creeping up as it is hurtling skyward, and natural sources of energy are dwindling with remarkable speed.
Generate your own Energy
9th August 2013 | Marc Sobbohi
Cutting your energy costs in half. Having your own power station. Buying energy at wholesale prices. Coming off the grid. All of this sounds fanciful, but that’s the future of manufacturing, according to energy expert Peter Rolton.
UK Misses its Renewable Energy Target for 2011/12
1st August 2013 | Annie Reece
The UK has missed its 2011/12 target of producing four per cent of energy from renewable sources, and has seen a sharp rise in the use of coal for energy, statistics released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown.
UK manufacturing industry needs EMR, but has the Government even noticed?
12th July 2013 | Peter Rolton
Recent mention of UK electricity market reform (EMR) may make it sound fairly innocuous, but beware: within it lurks the potential to make or break the nation’s future energy fortunes.
The Changing Face of Engineering
21st June 2013 | Peter Rolton
This week has been a significant one for the Rolton Group, and the ink has now dried on the management buyout. While David plans his next adventure, I have been thinking about how much the industry has changed since the first of the Rolton companies opened for business over three decades ago.