How do SMEs perceive Energy Efficiency Improvements?

According to UK government online portal, 99% of the UK’s businesses are SMEs, 60% of employment in the UK private sector and £49.6 billion of business energy spend. The Government’s energy projections suggest energy price increases between now and 2020 and with electricity prices for medium-sized companies predicted to rise by 30%. By installing energy[…]

How much do you know about Corporate Social Responsibility?

The principle of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is that firms should be responsible for the general welfare of society, observing a social contract that extends beyond the commercial contracts they purse to maximise profits. A firm is expected to maximise profits and, taking this into account, following this goal is ethical whereas deviating from it[…]

My Experience in the Community Energy Conference

Help Rafael in his MSc Thesis and SmartKlub: this survey is quick, fun and easy! We promise 🙂 23rd June 2018 marked an important date for me during my time with SmartKlub. Collaborating with a company so involved in the Community Energy sector and doing an MSc Thesis on the same topic meant that attending[…]

The Special Case of Energy Suppliers

SmartKlub will automatically match energy product suppliers to their perfect customers while you sleep. CLICK here to influence our approach   Let’s talk about the Feed in Tariff (FiT) for a moment. The UK launched an innovative scheme back in 2010, in order to promote the use of small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies[…]

Why Should Landlords Improve the Energy Performance of Their Properties?

Take our energy test and be the first to use Easy Energy Engager by CLICKING this link In 2016, the UK’s housing stock generated approximately 17% of the country’s total annual greenhouse emissions, according to final estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions, a 5% increase of emissions when compared to 2014. The UK has a[…]

5 Reasons Why You Should be Part of a Community Energy Scheme

Community Energy is slowly growing across the country. If you have never heard about it, it would not come as a surprise, even though the concept has been acknowledged  for the last past 10 years. After all, the Community Energy Strategy was only proposed in 2014 when the Department of Energy and Climate Change presented[…]

SmartKlub Innovation: The Energy Cloud is transforming the Energy Sector

Consumers are becoming “smarter”. They generate their own power, sell it back into the grid, plug in their electric vehicles and eventually, will be able to exchange energy from peer-to-peer using blockchain technology. They require new services, products, innovative business models and front and back-office customer operations. And here is where Smartklub cloud innovations make[…]

Segmentation: A Required Tool for Community Energy?

Community Energy, as per the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is defined as “a group which covers aspects of collective action to reduce, purchase, manage and generate energy” [1]. Thus, grassroots innovations are in its core as the deployment of projects of this nature starts with the will of citizens and[…]

My Research Project at SmartKlub

Back in November last year I approached SmartKlub with the idea of carrying-out a research project to gain insight into community energy projects. After a little discussion we decided that the CAPE project could benefit from better understanding the relationship between community energy and local government. This week I will be explaining that project; the[…]