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Renewable energy is a source of green energy that can never be exhausted or is continually replenished by some natural process We can obtain renewable energy from the sun (solar energy), from the water (hydro-power), from the wind (windmills), from hot dry rocks, magma, hot water springs (geothermal) and even from firewood, animal manure, crop residues and waste (Biomass). In 2006, about 18 percent of global energy consumption came from renewable energy, with 13% coming from traditional biomass, like wood-burning.
Hydro power was the next largest renewable source, providing 3%, followed by hot water/heating which contributed 1.3%.
Other technologies, such as geothermal, wind, solar, and ocean energy together provided some 0.8% of final energy consumption. Renewable energy technologies are sometimes criticised for being unreliable or unsightly, but the market is growing for many forms of renewable energy. Wind power has a worldwide installed capacity of 74,223 MW.
Climate change concerns, high oil prices and increasing government support are leading to increasing renewable energy legislation, incentives and commercialization.
The EU reached agreement in March 2007 that 20 percent of the bloc’s energy should be produced from renewable energy by 2020, as part of its drive to cut emissions of carbon dioxide Currently demand for renewable energy far outweighs supply. In fact renewable energy only accounts for 4% of the UK’s electricity supply. There’s still some way to go to meet the Government’s target of 10% by 2010.
Our Renewable Energy Products
We are able to offer a comprehensive portfolio of green products, which are both audited and certificated. We can offer “Renewable Energy” to one or all sites, either for your full energy requirement, or as a percentage.
- Fully CCL exempt green energy: Supply under this offer will be CCL exempt.
- Large Scale Hydro: This form of generation is not CCL exempt however it is fully auditable and certificated
- Good Quality CHP. Supply under this offer will be CCL exempt.
- All of the above is subject to and supplier availability.
Our Renewable Energy Products & Services
Catalyst offers a comprehensive, and independent managed tendering service offering a range of supplier quotes suitable to your requirements. Before helping you to select the most competitive and appropriate contract to meet your specific needs. You are under no obligation to accept our recommendations and are free to choose from another supplier in our report. We will then complete all the outstanding administrative tasks to ensure the smooth implementation of your new supply contracts. The transfer process will take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete and we will manage the transfer process on your behalf and we will assist you in any queries that may arise during this transition period. We can also provide quotes on 03-04 Meters, Half Hourly Meters, and any Business Gas requirement you may have.
There are no specialist and dedicated green energy brokers or renewable energy brokers in the UK, which will provide a range of green electricity quotes or green business energy for your commercial requirements. However we can provide a range of solutions and services from a choice of green energy suppliers that provide commercial renewable energy or green business electricity for your exact needs.
We understand that it can be difficult to compare a renewable energy price per kwh, and our renewable energy price comparison makes this process simple as we display all offers on a like for like basis comparing renewable energy price per kilowatt.
Recent Customer Reviews
Angie was who we spoke to on the telephone and everything she said she would do, she completed and helped us in every way she could.
We thank her for making the task as easy as she could.
Response: Thank you for your kind words about our service levels, this will be passed on to Angie and the team.
Catalyst & our contact Chris Hurcombe have been very helpful; finding the best deal around for us. Chris has kept in regular contact throughout the renewal stage & explaining each offer clearly & simply.
Very pleased with the service provided by Ian McKenna. Thank you Ian