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Is ‘bio’ really ‘green’?

We were in conversation with one of our customers recently and got on to the topic of biofuels. They mentioned that another company they know were claiming that by using biodiesel, they have a path to net zero. Biodiesel emits similarly high levels of CO2 and other harmful pollutants as regular diesel, which is obviously […]

The Guide to Decarbonising Backup Power for Data Centres

This short leaflet (link below) discusses the options available to Data Centre businesses looking to decarbonise their back-up power, including points on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen. On-site Energy Ltd works exclusively with energy-intensive businesses to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions through innovative energy solutions that can be delivered without any Capex required from the […]

Anti-Greenwashing rules

In November 2023, Financial Conduct Authority issued a consultation (G23/3) seeking input to set expectations for any FCA-authorised firm that makes claims about the sustainability of a product or service. The consultation has now closed and guidance is intended to come into effect from 31 May 2024. FCA remarked that 74% of adults surveyed agreed […]

35% Energy Savings delivered for Electronics Manufacturer

We recently completed an energy savings project for an electronics manufacturer addressing both workforce comfort complaints (reducing draughts and cold/hot spots) and reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint. The solution involved a state-of-the-art air management system, and will enable the manufacturer to increase production on site without infrastructure upgrades, and meet summer heat demands with […]

Why work with an energy firm that competes with you?

Why work with an energy firm that competes with you? Experience has taught us that focus is important to achieving business success. In our case, On-Site Energy (www.on-site.energy) focuses solely on working with energy intensive industries to become more energy efficient, reduce energy cost and reduce their carbon emissions. We exist solely to support businesses […]

Connections Action Plan Response

As part of the Autumn Financial Statement on 22 November, the Chancellor announced the Connections Action Plan from DESNZ and Ofgem to speed up connections to the grid. Connections are going to move from a “first come, first served” approach. The Government expects this will reduce wait time from 5 years to a vision of 6 months, […]

Enabling sustainability progress in Multinational Corporations’ supply chains

We are seeing more and more multinational corporations (MNC) setting short and long-term Scope 3 reduction targets. As defined by the Science Based Targets initiative, Scope 3 emissions refers to all indirect upstream and downstream emissions that occur in a company’s value chain. Of the c.2000 companies that have joined the Science Based Targets initiative, […]

The key challenges to investing in energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation

In a recent consultation for the IETF round 3, individuals were asked what barriers were preventing their business from investing in energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation. The key, recurring issues that we saw were: Capex availability and revenue uncertainty – The high upfront capex required often makes it challenging for organisations to secure internal funding […]

Taking control of energy costs in UK chemical manufacturing

Despite a strong 2020 and 2021 for the UK Chemical sector, the economic headwinds faced throughout 2022 and so far in 2023 has put the industry in recessionary territory, having contracted in the last three quarters. This can be largely attributed to the increase in the cost of production, with the most significant factor being […]

Increasing difficulties connecting to the UK Grid

The Grid’s limited capabilities pose a real threat to the UK’s ability to switch from fossil fuel reliance to renewables. There are several hurdles that must be overcome in order to achieve low carbon power generation: Outdated infrastructure – The existing infrastructure was built to distribute from large power plants directly to customers, but it […]