Energy efficiency is a win, win, win!

A few years ago we saw the collapse of the Green Deal programme. This was designed to increase the uptake of the installation of a range of energy efficiency measures. It failed primarily due to the overly high interest rate on repayment. This flaw was spotted by many critics from the start. The Green Deal […]

Otley Town Council Renewable Energy Feasibility Study

Earlier this year, we completed a renewable energy feasibility study for Otley Town Council. With a focus on community-led or owned schemes, we were asked to look at potential options for community renewable energy projects within the council boundary. Potentially, this was an enormous task, so we identified several options to focus on. Following early […]

UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017

Where there’s muck there’s brass… and the UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017 highlighted the tremendous opportunities within this growing sector. Directors Vicki Shaw and Jeff Rice of Dr Vicki Shaw & Associates attended this two-day event at Birmingham NEC on 5th – 6th July 2017 hosted by the Anaerobic Digestion & […]

Is Solar PV right for you?

You may have been chewing over the idea of having solar PV panels installed, but don’t want to approach any particular company in case you get badgered with endless subsequent sales calls. Or maybe you’re worried about high pressure selling? Despite recent Government cuts to solar PV Feed In Tariffs (FITs) solar PV can still […]

Birchcliffe Centre and Hebden Bridge Hostel – Renewable Energy Feasibility Study

In 2015, Dr Vicki Shaw & Associates Limited were commissioned by Pennine Heritage Limited to help the charity reduce energy costs at the Birchcliffe Centre and Hebden Bridge Hostel and explore alternative ways of heating the buildings and supplying electricity for use onsite. A feasibility study was undertaken with the aims of suggesting ways in […]