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    What We Do

    At Accounting for Energy, our vision is to build a mutually beneficial, rewarding marketplace
    for landowners who have renewable energy projects on their land.

    That’s why all our services help to increase transparency in this new and largely unregulated
    industry – while equipping and empowering landowners and the other people we help with
    the insights they need to benefit fully from their renewables projects.

     

     

  • Blog

    Drawing on insights from our expert team and specialists in the renewables field, our blog takes a closer look at today’s trends and tomorrow’s innovations.

    Keep up to date with the latest legislation changes, industry developments and thinking from the renewables sector – and find out what our team are up to here at Accounting for Energy.

    Finance for the Future Awards 2019

    By Accounting for Energy – (1 min read)
    Accounting for Energy were recognised for their contribution to climate change at these prestigious industry awards held in London yesterday.

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    Biodegradable ban

    By Freccia Benn – (4 min read)
    Since it was first introduced, the Landfill Tax Escalator has played a major role in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. Twenty-three years later, the mood has shifted and governments are now considering a move that would have been unthinkable even 10 years ago – a ban on biodegradable waste sent to landfill.

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    Worth its weight in gold

    By Accounting for Energy – (3 min read)
    This month, Alupro announced that in 2018, the recycling of aluminium cans hit 75 per cent – a three per cent rise on 2017 figures. In an environment where household recycling has reached a plateau, aluminium is a success story, and one which represents value across the supply chain. As well as helping to avoid unnecessary mining of Bauxite, last year, aluminium cans averaged £1,016 per tonne.

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    Lessons for landfill operators – Landfill Tax claims for generating landfill gas

    By Travis benn – (9 min read)
    Earlier this month, Britain reached a landmark in the transition away from fossil fuel reliance. For the first time since 1882, we passed a whole week without using coal to generate electricity. Aside from the important differences in pollution and carbon emissions, renewable energies differ from fossil fuels in another interesting way. Whereas fossils are widely considered as ‘resources’ in the traditional sense, the resources used to generate renewable energy often inhabit a more grey area.

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    Five things every landfill site operator must know

    By Travis Benn – (4 min read)
    There are over 500 landfill sites dotted around the UK, and the majority of them – more than 450 – produce renewable energy through landfill gas technology installed on site. Although the site itself will be owned by a waste management firm or local council, the equipment belongs to an energy company, which leases a part of the site for 20-25 years, generates electricity from the gas, and earns an income from exporting the gas to the National Grid.

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    Weights and Measures – Pros and Cons of Waste Drivers

    By Travis Benn – (4 min read)
    In October, the government confirmed the rates for the next two years of Landfill Tax and also introduced a new lever in the form of a levy on single-use plastic packaging. With a number of consultations and the publication of the Waste Strategy on the horizon, it is a good time to consider the pros and cons of weight-based incentives, legislative drivers, and the rationality in calls for a more radical tack.

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    Landowners and waste management companies make small wins from Budget

    By Travis Benn – (3 min read)
    Philip Hammond’s budget announcement last week could be described as underwhelming and non-eventful, but with the impending uncertainty of Brexit, he is clearly trying to leave himself some space to tackle whatever changes our EU departure will bring next year. There were some positives which will leave landowners with a few extra pennies in their bank and a new tax that has been well received by waste management companies.

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    Carrots and Sticks – Business vs Legislative Waste Drivers

    By Travis Benn – (5 min read)
    Carrot? Or stick? The argument over which method is the most effective probably started when the first donkey was yoked to a plough, but it may have gone on longer still in the recycling industry.

    Ten years ago, the discussion was focused on Pay as You Throw; today, we are wrangling over extended producer responsibility and landfill bans. Whatever the topic area, the argument for legislative intervention is based on the fact that businesses and individuals are self-serving and will not act for the greater good if it conflicts with personal profit. But is this true, or do we live in a world where many companies are driving sustainable business at a faster rate than government intervention?

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    Waste management – emergency or opportunity

    By Travis Benn – (3 min read)

    Think of the emergency services and, for most, waste management isn’t the first thing that springs to mind, even in New York, where the city’s sanitation workers are known as ‘New York’s strongest’. However, stop to think about life without a waste collection, and it’s not hard to imagine how quickly society as we know it might fall apart.

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    Renewable energy offers financial opportunities for waste and energy companies

    By Accounting for Energy – (3 min read)

    Now that we’re fully settled into 2018, it’s time to take stock of last year and, so far, the news for renewable energy is positive. BEIS figures declared 2017 the greenest year so far, with pre-Christmas figures showing renewable electricity generation up by 5% year-on-year. But what does this mean for investors and operators? And how does the financial case for renewables stack up against traditional fossil fuels?

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    CIWM Resource Conference Cymru 2018 Review

    By Freccia Benn – (2 min read)

    This week, the CIWM, Welsh public sector and industry met at the CIWM Resource Conference to share best practice, debate current issues and consider future strategies.

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    Landfill gas oversight offers funding opportunity for local authorities

    By Accounting for Energy – (3 min read)

    Local authority waste departments face a daunting range of challenges. Charged with driving behaviour change through communications campaigns and assessing the most efficient technologies, they also need to manage the everyday logistics of collections to thousands of households, while staying abreast of waste material trends and prices.

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    Is your company missing out on landfill gas revenues?

    By Travis Benn – (2 min read)
    Landfill gas is the smaller cousin to the more glamorous players in the renewables sector. Even so, in 2017, landfill gas sites added £400 million to the economy. They produced 4.07 TWh of electricity, which is enough to power every household in Northern Ireland for a year. So, are landfill site owners benefiting fully from the technology, or are they losing out when it comes to renewable energy payments?

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    Energy from waste review – revenues and capacity in 2017

    By Freccia Benn – (2 min read)
    Energy from waste is an important piece in the renewable energy jigsaw, but just how much is the UK producing and, more importantly, what is the value to the UK economy?

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  • Testimonials

    • “We found your report informative and easy to read, it was good to see how the wind farm is performing
      and we were pleased with the results of the audit”

       

      Mark Charles,

      Exeter

    • Sara James,

      Durham

    • Martin Roberts,

      Peterborough

    • Tracy Maria,

      Cumbria

    • David Terrence,

      Devon

    • “In every instance Accounting for Energy have identified and recovered shortfalls in rent for my clients. Not only do the landowners receive back payments but they are also keen to show developers that they are being held to account.”

       

      Chris Thyer MRICS FAAV

      Land Agent, GSC Grays

    • “We don’t have comparable leases in renewable energy meaning there are few examples to draw from, so it’s always good to have checks and balances in place. We would recommend Accounting for Energy for their diligence.”

       

      Ali Walker

      Property Co-ordinator, Bath and Wells Diocese, Church of England

    • “The information provided by the turbine owner seemed to be comprehensive. The issue comes with knowing if all the data is complete and the audit was able to identify areas that we should have been receiving royalties on.”

       

      Ben Ardern

      Financial Controller, Dewlay Cheesemakers

    • “I worked with Travis on a set of arbitral proceedings to recover unpaid royalties on behalf of the landowners of a large renewable energy site. I was very inspired by his passion for his industry and his tireless commitment to getting the best results.”

       

      Sarah Bishop,

      Commercial Disputes Solicitor

    • “Travis is the go-to person for renewable energy landowner royalty payments. He gets into the details of a case, and is very tenacious in identifying and recovering any monies owed to landowners.”

       

      Grant Jones,

      Chartered accountant, solicitor and practicing arbitrator

    • “I would recommend Accounting for Energy because they are clearly experts in this area, and they were good to work with. It was an easy
      decision to get them on board because we really didn’t have the expertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement.”

       

      Nick Kenyon,

      CEO, Dewlay Cheesemakers

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    • Our Clients

      Our Clients

      • “We found your report informative and easy to read, it was good to see how the wind farm is performing
        and we were pleased with the results of the audit”

         

        Mark Charles,

        Exeter

      • “Job well done”

         

        Sara James,

        Durham

      • “Early non-payment discovered so very happy with outcome”

         

        Martin Roberts,

        Peterborough

      • “Excellent service. The review has given me peace of mind”

         

        Tracy Maria,

        Cumbria

      • “We found the report very thorough and really interesting and were pleased
        that the payments have been corrected and appreciate your help with this very much”

         

        David Terrence,

        Devon

      • “In every instance Accounting for Energy have identified and recovered shortfalls in rent for my clients. Not only do the landowners receive back payments but they are also keen to show developers that they are being held to account.”

         

        Chris Thyer MRICS FAAV

        Land Agent, GSC Grays

      • “We don’t have comparable leases in renewable energy meaning there are few examples to draw from, so it’s always good to have checks and balances in place. We would recommend Accounting for Energy for their diligence.”

         

        Ali Walker

        Property Co-ordinator, Bath and Wells Diocese, Church of England

      • “The information provided by the turbine owner seemed to be comprehensive. The issue comes with knowing if all the data is complete and the audit was able to identify areas that we should have been receiving royalties on.”

         

        Ben Ardern

        Financial Controller, Dewlay Cheesemakers

      • “I worked with Travis on a set of arbitral proceedings to recover unpaid royalties on behalf of the landowners of a large renewable energy site. I was very inspired by his passion for his industry and his tireless commitment to getting the best results.”

         

        Sarah Bishop,

        Commercial Disputes Solicitor

      • “Travis is the go-to person for renewable energy landowner royalty payments. He gets into the details of a case, and is very tenacious in identifying and recovering any monies owed to landowners.”

         

        Grant Jones,

        Chartered accountant, solicitor and practising arbitrator

      • ““I would recommend Accounting for Energy because they are clearly experts in this area, and they were good to work with. It was an easy
        decision to get them on board because we really didn’t have the expertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement.”

         

        Nick Kenyon,

        CEO, Dewlay Cheesemakers


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      • “We found your report informative and easy to read, it was good to see how the wind farm is performing
        and we were pleased with the results of the audit”

         

        Mark Charles,

        Exeter

      • Sara James,

        Durham

      • Martin Roberts,

        Peterborough

      • Tracy Maria,

        Cumbria

      • David Terrence,

        Devon

      • “In every instance Accounting for Energy have identified and recovered shortfalls in rent for my clients. Not only do the landowners receive back payments but they are also keen to show developers that they are being held to account.”

         

        Chris Thyer MRICS FAAV

        Land Agent, GSC Grays

      • “We don’t have comparable leases in renewable energy meaning there are few examples to draw from, so it’s always good to have checks and balances in place. We would recommend Accounting for Energy for their diligence.”

         

        Ali Walker

        Property Co-ordinator, Bath and Wells Diocese, Church of England

      • “The information provided by the turbine owner seemed to be comprehensive. The issue comes with knowing if all the data is complete and the audit was able to identify areas that we should have been receiving royalties on.”

         

        Ben Ardern

        Financial Controller, Dewlay Cheesemakers

      • “I worked with Travis on a set of arbitral proceedings to recover unpaid royalties on behalf of the landowners of a large renewable energy site. I was very inspired by his passion for his industry and his tireless commitment to getting the best results.”

         

        Sarah Bishop,

        Commercial Disputes Solicitor

      • “Travis is the go-to person for renewable energy landowner royalty payments. He gets into the details of a case, and is very tenacious in identifying and recovering any monies owed to landowners.”

         

        Grant Jones,

        Chartered accountant, solicitor and practicing arbitrator

      • “I would recommend Accounting for Energy because they are clearly experts in this area, and they were good to work with. It was an easy
        decision to get them on board because we really didn’t have the expertise or the time to be trawling through the lease and power purchase agreement.”

         

        Nick Kenyon,

        CEO, Dewlay Cheesemakers


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