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  From phrases such as ‘net-zero’ to ‘carbon neutral’ and ‘climate positive’, it can become confusing to understand the terms that are leading the climate debate and being used to benchmark policies and goals. In 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned about the importance of maintaining global warming of no more than...

Read OnGen Managing Director, Chris Trigg’s, thoughts on the energy crisis and crisis in Ukraine below. Are renewables the solution?      When I wrote my blog, “a flock of black swans,” I was not expecting the next Black Swan to arrive so quickly and present such a profound short-term risk. The events in Ukraine...

Following the incredible hike in wholesale energy prices, “the economic benefits of generating on-site renewable energy have never been greater”, says chartered accountant Christopher Trigg.   Christopher Trigg is Managing Director of OnGen, a UK-based software company that analyses property-specific data through digital tools to make decisions on energy efficiency measures, generating your own energy...

  Fuel shortages, energy price rises, a worldwide pandemic, all following Brexit. Each of these could be described as “black swan” events; but is the current spike in wholesale gas prices really a one-off event? The well-reported rise in wholesale gas prices and their impact on wholesale electricity prices, whilst unprecedented in magnitude, is actually...

In the past few years, there have been several power outages worldwide, disrupting business operations and raising a discussion about the reliability and resilience of grid-supplied energy. In the UK, many take energy for granted, failing to consider how an increase or decrease in normal demand may influence supply. As demand continues to rise and...

At OnGen, we examine the feasibility of a range of renewable energy technologies every day. We understand that not everyone may have this in-depth knowledge, so our latest blog post series will help anyone understand and learn about the most common renewable technologies. First up, solar!   Solar PV (photovoltaic) is a mature renewable technology...

What is the RHI? The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was a domestic and non-domestic government incentive to help organisations and homeowners meet the costs of installing onsite renewable heat technologies. In this piece, we are focussing on renewable heat for non-domestic properties. Multiple onsite, renewable and low-carbon heating technologies were included in the non-domestic scheme...

As we start 2021, it can be tempting to leave behind the horrors of 2020. In 2020, we saw the spread of coronavirus across the world, impacting individuals’ and communities’ lives across the board. Coronavirus has not only affected human life, with influences penetrating our natural world. We explored how coronavirus has impacted the environment...