ONGEN, an Edinburgh business that aims to cut energy bills for businesses, has raised £250,000 in funding ahead of its launch today. Wood Group chairman Ian Marchant is one of the key investors in the business, which has also received funding from the Scottish Investment Bank for its green energy assessment tool. OnGen has been set up by energy experts Chris Trigg, Andrew Bright and Jonny Clark – who are inviting further finance. “It’s about opening up renewables for the SME sector,” said Mr Trigg. “[Renewable technology] shouldn’t just be the preserve of the blue chip companies.” Businesses who use the software could save as much as half their energy costs. The online platform offers in-depth feasibility assessments of different renewable and low carbon technologies, such as solar panels, biomass boilers and ground source heat pumps. It is targeted at the public sector in addition to small and medium enterprises. Any potential customers will be able to carry out an assessment using the company’s online tool by supply details on their uses and requirements. Saying he was delighted to be involved in the business, Ian Marchant commented: “Putting reliable information in the hands of consumers is the first step on the road to an energy revolution as I believe that the energy system of the future will be far more decentralised and renewable-focused than our current fossil-based industrialised system.
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Junior British Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, the staunch supporter of British Independence from the EU-bloc, and Lord Dunlop, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Scotland, are due to give evidence to MPs on the Commons’ Scottish Affairs Committee tomorrow (14 June). The Committee will be challenging the UK Government on how it considers Scottish interests, and finding out what role the Scotland Office plays in representing Scotland’s renewable sector.
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