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Energy glossary: Key energy terms explained

In the world of energy management, understanding specialised terms and acronyms is essential to understanding the context of the UK’s energy landscape. This is why we have created a comprehensive glossary of key energy terms relevant to the UK market: Agreed capacity Agreed capacity refers to the contracted capacity of gas or electricity that a […]

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Amber listed among top 200 businesses in South Wales by Grant Thornton LLP

We are thrilled to announce that Amber has been recognised by Grant Thornton LLP and featured in their report alongside 200 other thriving businesses in South Wales. This honour reflects the strength and resilience of our Welsh business community, especially as we navigate challenges such as the recent pandemic, the cost-of-living crisis and global conflicts. […]

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Event recap: UK REiiF

We sent Relationship Director Tim Stevens and Business Development Director Ian Keen to attend the UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UK REiiF), the largest real estate investment event in the UK. UK REiiF brought together members of local and senior government, businesses, and key individuals for a three-day event with 40+ stages and […]

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Amber’s top energy-saving tips for remote workers

When you work from home, your “office time” contributes to your personal energy usage, and if you’re trying to reduce your overall cost this might feel tricky. Looking at some quick and mainly low-cost ways to save energy could be extremely useful for your overall energy bill. It might seem like a lot to tackle, […]

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Your pocket guide to SECR

Sustainability-related topics and requirements are climbing up the business agenda, and business leaders are beginning to see the value in carbon reporting. The Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework is a compliance tool that could be used to bring a business closer to its overall sustainability goals. In this blog, we introduce what SECR […]

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ESOS: What are the benefits for business compliance?

ESOS mandates large businesses to identify energy-saving opportunities and to regularly conduct energy audits. This blog explores ESOS, and the array of benefits compliance offers for businesses striving to meet excellent energy standards. What is ESOS? ESOS stands for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, a regulatory programme introduced by the UK government to promote energy […]

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ESOS: Everything you need to know

In today’s world, businesses are constantly seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint and operate more sustainably, and one initiative aimed at achieving these goals is the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). In this blog, we aim to provide you with a clear understanding of ESOS, the eligibility criteria and compliance requirements. What is the […]

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Energy Consultancy: The benefits of a holistic approach

In the realm of energy management, it is important to understand the difference between an energy broker and an energy consultant. While both play distinct roles, opting for an energy consultant offers a deeper dive into strategising and forecasting, tailored to your business’s needs. What’s the difference between an energy broker and an energy consultant? […]

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Event recap: exploring cutting-edge Net Zero solutions at Innovation Zero

Earlier this month, London hosted Innovation Zero, the UK’s top sustainability and Net Zero conference. At Amber, we are keen to stay on top of industry knowledge and policy updates, so we sent two members of the team, Paddy O’Clery (Business Development Director) and Sophie Mullins (Product Lead), to connect with industry peers and learn […]

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Energy procurement: the purpose of developing a strategy

As business leaders will know, energy is expensive, and therefore their risk and procurement strategy will be a key point of discussion in boardrooms across the UK. A good strategy can shield a company from the negative effects of market volatility, and in some cases provide a significant competitive advantage, translating into higher profitability and […]

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Flexible trading: A guide for businesses

There are different approaches to negotiating business energy contracts, and for each method, there is an element of balancing financial goals with risk. In this blog, we will introduce you to the flexible energy procurement strategy and how it compares to a fixed trading strategy. What is flexible trading? Flex trading, also known as market-responsive […]

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Navigating the Climate Change Levy: A Comprehensive Guide for Businesses

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is a commercial tax payment introduced by the UK government in 2001. The levy is aimed at encouraging businesses to reduce their energy consumption and head towards more sustainable work practices. As the government focuses on addressing the impact of climate change, more initiatives like the CCL will likely emerge […]

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