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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.

    A glimmer of hope for onshore wind?

    By Freccia Benn – (3 min read)
    Last year we looked at what might happen once the government’s Feed-in Tariff ended in March in this blog. A new law set to replace FiTs has received a mixed reception so far, but at a time when the future of onshore wind looks uncertain, could this new law be the glimmer of hope for small-scale renewable energy generators?

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    Is the government stunting a lucrative diversification stream for corporate landowners?

    By Freccia Benn – (4 min read)
    The past decade has seen the use of wind energy develop from an important idea with little real impact to becoming a significant contribution to the UK’s energy strategy, providing over 17 percent of the supply in 2018. The government continues to invest heavily in offshore wind farming as the future of renewable energy. However, in the face of mounting pressure, many industry experts are calling for the same investment in onshore wind energy, which would also bring an entirely new market of landowners into the game.

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    Substantial back-payments. Lower energy bills. New revenue streams.

    By Freccia Benn – (5 min read)
    Dewlay Cheesemakers are a leading green example in the dairy industry and have seen significant results following our audit. The owners of the family-owned business pride themselves on their longstanding reputation for great foresight, vision and for producing Lancashire’s finest cheese. Working in an energy-intensive industry can mean big bills and a high carbon footprint, with sustainability at the heart of all they do, Dewlay invested in a turbine to mitigate this.

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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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    Environmental protection for landowners at heart of ‘Green Brexit’ pledge

    By Paul Spackman – (5 min read)
    Publication of the Agriculture Bill on 12 September 2018 provided the first major insight into how the government plans to deliver on its promise of a “Green Brexit”. The long-awaited policy, together with the forthcoming Environment Bill – the first dedicated Environment Act since 1995 – will help shape the UK’s agriculture and energy sectors after leaving the European Union and Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on 29 March 2019.

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    Public supports breathes new life into wind generation

    By Accounting for Energy – (3 min read)

    If you think the British public is sick of the sight of wind turbines, think again. A recent YouGov poll has challenged the accepted wisdom to show that two-thirds of the population would support a change in policy to allow the building of more onshore wind farms.

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    How will the interest rate rise affect landowners?

    By Travis Benn – (3 min read)
    The recent interest rate increase has caused a stir among the business community. Despite being only the second rise in nine years, some feel the move by the Bank of England was ill-judged against the backdrop of an uncertain Brexit. What’s the impact on landowners’ land rent payments? Read on to find out.

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    Looking to a future beyond the Feed-in Tariff for Landowners

    By Travis Benn- (5 min read)
    The government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme has stimulated the growth of small-scale renewable energy generation since its launch in 2010, so there is understandable concern among landowners and farmers, about what will happen when the scheme closes to new applicants next March.

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    Preserving our National Parks requires the support of the landowners that maintain them

    By Accounting for Energy – (4 min read)

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove recently announced that National Parks will be reviewed as part of a 25-Year Environment Plan, with the aim of expanding existing National Park designation across England. This has been generally well received by national press and countryside conservationists alike.

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    Is community wind energy a worthwhile investment for landowners?

    By Travis Benn – (2 min read)
    Earlier in the year, a community in south Cumbria pooled their finances together and bought a wind farm. It’s thought to be the first wind farm to transfer from a commercial developer to community ownership. The site sits next to the first community-owned wind farm and joins the growing list of community-based renewable projects. Will the recent subsidies cut stem the tide or are there opportunities here that landowners can tap into?

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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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    How landowners can diversify in the absence of subsidy support

    By Paul Spackman – (4 min read)

    Subsidies have given the renewables sector a great boost over the past two decades and although cuts to financial support for onshore wind and large-scale solar have slowed the recent pace of development, opportunities for landowners to diversify income streams still exist.

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    The new tax year: how your land rent payments are likely to be affected

    By Travis Benn – (4 min read)

    “New Tax Year” evokes all sorts of emotions in people – for some, the thought of the paperwork and facing their accounts fills them with dread, while for others it’s a motivating factor to finish on a high or start a new cycle with a fresh sheet. This time of year also has an impact on land rent payments, and there are a number of factors to be aware of to ensure you are getting the best negotiation. In this article we outline three situations that could affect your land rent payments in the coming tax year.

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    How renewable energy landowners are powering the economy

    By Accounting for Energy – (3 min read)

    There are an estimated 7000 onshore wind turbines across the UK which have an operational capacity of 12,078 MW* – one-fifth of this capacity is due to the record-breaking amount of wind power that was created in 2017. Wind power has had a good run recently, which wouldn’t be possible without the landowners who contribute a vast amount to the energy sector and often get little recognition for it.

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    56% increase in wind farm income for one of the UK’s largest landowners

    By Freccia Benn – (2 min read)
    Renewable energy makes good business sense – it’s a great way generate income, create jobs, and have a positive impact on the environment, which is why so many businesses and landowners up and down the country invest in it. However ensuring you are receiving accurate land rent payments for these investments is far from simple, and is a challenge even for the most experienced in-house legal and accounts teams.

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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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