Purchasing Energy 101 – Can I Get A Reduced Tax Rate On Energy?

  Hi folks, I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist. Your business might qualify for a 5% discount rate on business energy if it meets one of 3 requirements:- – It is a charitable or non-profit organisation? But you will have to provide a registered charity number to qualify for this. – You use at least 60% of your energy for …

Purchasing Energy 101 – Green Energy

Hi folks, I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist. Today we’re talking about green energy. There has been a lot of confusion and vague definitions about what can be described as green energy. However, there are also a lot of purists who say that you will never receive green energy because you are not directly connected to the supplier. Let me …

Purchasing Energy 101 – Purchasing Solutions

  Hi folks, I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist.  Today we’re talking about the frustration of dealing with suppliers. This past week I’ve had 2 clients who work in the care industry. Most of the problems are based around knowing the process of the suppliers when making changes. Every supplier has their own little foibles, and this is where the …

Purchasing Energy 101 – Switching Providers

Hi folks, I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist. It’s a new month and we’re talking about purchasing energy. So where do we start? Obviously it has to start with switching providers. For a domestic energy user this can be accomplished easily through online providers such as MoneySupermarket or USwitch, but there are lots of pitfalls even at this simple level. …

Energy Goals 101 – Know Where You Have Come From

Hi folks, I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist. In your business If you know where you have come from some people may call this Analysis, or others would call this Business Intelligence. This will help you make decisions on upgrading equipment, or allocating funds for maintenance to manage your cash flow, or even to help you make decisions about moving …

Energy Goals 101 – Saving Goals

Hi folks, I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist.  There are two broad ways of saving business energy. There is energy efficiency and the other is energy conservation. Both of these roughly equate to the same goal which is paying less on your energy bills. However, they are put into practice in different ways. Energy efficiency is when you upgrade your …

Energy Goals 101 – Internal Influencers

Hi folks, I’m Jon Mullen the Energy Evangelist. Today we’re talking about internal influencers. Every business has influencers, whether they have been appointed to that position, or whether they just believe their opinion is the most important. Lots of times the most important influencer is the managing director, but it may also be the MD’s secretary or the operations director, …