About the Author: Richard Palmer

Richard delivers a range of behind the meter energy solutions for Roadnight Taylor’s rural, commercial and public sector clients. He started his career in wholesale trading at National Power and subsequently held several senior commercial roles in the retail business. He is also a qualified Chartered Surveyor with 10 years land management experience.

Cut your energy bills with Climate Change Agreement – with Heck! Food case study

October 16th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, News, Published Articles|

Many businesses are unaware they could be eligible for the Climate Change Agreement Scheme to reduce the Climate Change Levy. Richard wrote this article and used the example of our recent work with clients Heck! Foods.

Industry should act fast to save on the Climate Change Levy

August 7th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Featured, News, Published Articles|

BEIS has extended the CCA scheme by another 2 years, and the deadline for applications for new entrants to 30 November 2020. Roadnight Taylor can help businesses assess eligibility and the cost/benefit of entering the scheme in the context of an investment strategy in low carbon assets.

Deadline looms to reduce Climate Change Levy

July 17th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

Businesses have only a few months left to benefit from reduced energy bills through the extended Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme. Richard Palmer explained to The Energyst why even smaller business should think about joining the CCA scheme

Short deadline to reduce Climate Change Levy on energy bills

June 25th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Featured, Public Sector|

Energy intensive businesses have until 30 September 2020 to benefit from reduced energy bills through an extended Government Climate Change Agreement scheme. It is available to a wide range of businesses and can offer many benefits not just financial.

Q&A: Why business rates shouldn’t scare people away from solar – Solar Power Portal

May 15th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, News, Public Sector, Published Articles|

After the Lidl's case highlighted business rates on solar, Richard was interviewed by Solar Power Portal to find out what needs to change to make business rates and solar work.

Beware of costly business rate liability on solar PV installations – Farmers Weekly

April 24th, 2020|Farms & Estates, News, Published Articles|

Richard was interviewed by Farmers Weekly on how farmers are being caught unawares by costly business rate charges on solar PV installations.

Don’t let Lidl business rates liability case scare you away from solar

March 25th, 2020|Commercial & Industrial, Featured, News, Public Sector|

The recent news that supermarket chain Lidl saw its business rates jump by over 528% due to changes in the valuation of the solar PV installations at its sites, should not scare businesses away from solar.

Smart Export Guarantee – Part 2: What to do now if investing in renewables

October 8th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Public Sector|

The days of stacking lots of solar panels on a roof to benefit from the FiT are over. A change in mindset is needed when considering investment in renewables. Richard Palmer looks at how you can make sure you invest wisely.

Smart Export Guarantee – Part 1: Not so smart or much of a guarantee!

October 8th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, Feasibility Studies, News, Public Sector|

Our Senior Consultant, Richard Palmer, looks at the new Smart Export Guarantee and explains, how as financial returns are no longer guaranteed, it forces a mindset switch for those looking to invest in renewable energy schemes.

Renewables projects – a series of articles with Ashfords Energy & Waste Team

July 24th, 2019|Commercial & Industrial, Farms & Estates, News, Public Sector|

A series of articles written by Ashfords Energy & Waste Team and Roadnight Taylor's Richard Palmer assessing the opportunities and challenges for owners of renewable energy assets or for those looking to invest in a scheme.

Improving returns and reducing liabilities of PV arrays

June 24th, 2019|Farms & Estates, News, Published Articles|

Richard Palmer was invited to contribute an article to the Old Mill Rural Insight. He wrote about the issues we are uncovering in our PV Healthchecks and how farms and estates can improve financial and technical performance of solar arrays and mitigate the financial risks being carried by some schemes.

Major steps for battery storage signal time for more industry support for smaller-scale schemes

April 22nd, 2019|Feasibility Studies, News|

The recent EDF Energy deal with Anesco and continuing fall in the LCOE for battery storage, are both great news for battery storage. Richard explains what more can be done by the industry to become less reliant on Government support and allow investments in battery storage to flourish, particularly in smaller organisations.

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