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HallowGReen News / 31 October 2011

Posted on: 2011-10-31 12:29:54

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Dear All

Happy HallowGReen!

Well suited to Halloween is the scary week we have had with regard to FiTs!  Is it trick or treat for the Solar Sector?

I have looked closely at this and find that it certainly remains a treat!  See the link below for 8 good reasons why you should satisfy yourself that the rumoured 55% reduction of the Feed in Tariff is not a ‘killer’.  A bone-chilling reminder that energy costs will continue to rise is one of the good reasons why Solar is here to stay.

The thought of missing out on lucrative contracts can be pretty haunting!

I therefore explain how to be eligible for prequalification.  Suppliers must demonstrate that they possess or have access to environmental capabilities to undertake work and deliver services for potential buyers.  Take a look at the environmental questions you will be asked and get in touch if you need help.

Construction SMEs could be ghosts by next Halloween!

This is why I am advising them to immediately start obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to deliver low carbon products.  Construction SMEs will need accreditation under the Green Deal and may not survive in the new emerging low carbon markets without it.

If you love a thrill, Halloween is a perfect time to think outside the box!

The new ISO 50001 is not as spooky as you may think.  Its purpose is to enable organisations to establish the systems and procedures necessary to improve energy performance including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.

Get your vampire teeth into the links below and have a very happy and informed HallowGReen!

In the meantime, if I can help with any queries you may have on Green Deal, or how your business can take advantage of the green growth economy, just give me a call at any time on 01942 829 568.

Best wishes


Phyllis Boardman BSc (Hons) MCIH

PB Energy Solutions Ltd



HallowGReen News / 31 October 2011


The future remains bright for Solar, despite FiT reduction

Boom or bust? PB Energy Solutions looks at the latest storm on FiTs and the concern of many that the reduction will ‘kill off’ the solar industry. Together with the reasons for reducing the tariff, there are '8 good reasons' why the future will remain sunny for solar technology . . . .

http://www.greatgreendeal.co.uk/article/fitreduce/

Construction Tendering: Are you environmentally eligible?

BSI/PAS 91 is a ‘publicly available specification’ that includes a set of questions on environmental criteria essential to prequalification for construction tendering. Responses are used to assess supplier suitability and to be eligible for prequalification suppliers must demonstrate that they possess or have access to environmental capabilities to undertake work and deliver services for potential buyers. See core questions:

http://www.greatgreendeal.co.uk/article/pqq/

Are Construction SMEs ready for the Green Deal?

Following the recent enactment of the Green Deal under the new Energy Act 2011, PB Energy Solutions explains why it is important that small and medium-sized construction businesses start to prepare now in order to maximise their opportunities under the Green Deal. Read on:

http://www.greatgreendeal.co.uk/article/construct/

The ISO 50001 explained

The ISO 50001 is a new international Environmental Management Standard (EMS). It is the first global EMS following a range of national & regional ISOs such as ISO 9001 and 14001. The purpose of the ISO 50001 is to enable organisations to establish the systems and procedures necessary to improve energy performance including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.

http://www.greatgreendeal.co.uk/article/new%20iso/

Last Week's News

Green Deal Up! News, articles and opportunities! The Green Deal: Set in Stone. Last week’s posing question was: Have you heard of Green Deal yet? And as a professional networker, I know first-hand about the lack of awareness of this important Government initiative. Yet the Energy Bill was enacted this week which means that the Green Deal is set in stone! It cannot be overturned by successive Governments, it is here to stay. Read on for more about the Green Deal and how it affects your business.

http://www.greatgreendeal.co.uk/article/fourteen/

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