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  1. Senior Sales Manager – UK for isoplus Pre-insulated Piping Systems

    18 Nov 2016

    We are seeking an experienced Sales Manager for a newly created position. As Sales Manager, you will be responsible for sales and business development, primarily in UK, but also in the Republic of Ireland. You will be affiliated to isoplus in Denmark, which is in charge of sales to the UK as well as Scandinavia, Estonia and North America. isoplus Denmark currently has approximately 85 employees, and all technical competencies and back-up is available in-house. isoplus has been working in the UK market for the past 20 years so we have established a brand and our products are well-known in the industry.

  2. Consultation Response | Business Rates Revaluation 2017

    26 Oct 2016

    The ADE has published its response to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation on the 2017 Business Rates Revaluation, highlighting the impact of punitive Business Rates on District Heating.

  3. DRAFT Consultation Response | Changes to STOR and FFR

    25 Oct 2016

    National Grid is consulting on several proposed changes to the balancing services in two separate consultations, the first on Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) and the second on Firm Frequency Response (FFR). The ADE has provided draft responses to the consultations’ questions for member review.

  4. Energy Minister to address Britain’s biggest energy challenge at 2016 Heat Conference

    24 Oct 2016

    Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State for Energy, will address Britain’s biggest energy challenge at the forthcoming Heat Conference. Heat accounts for almost one half of UK energy costs and the cost of heat continues to rise. Britain faces an urgent challenge in transforming how homes, offices and industry are heated; in its recent report Next Steps for UK Heat Policy, the Committee on Climate Change put it simply: “deployment of low carbon heat cannot wait until the 2030s”.

  5. Consultation Response | Capacity Market Selective Overcompensation

    21 Oct 2016

    The ADE has submitted a response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) consultation on proposals to limit the impact of selective overcompensation in the Capacity Market through use of investment through risk finance schemes (specifically the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCT).

  6. St Andrews £25m Biomass Project Named as Finalist at Scottish Green Energy Awards

    20 Oct 2016

    Vital Energi would like to congratulate the University of St Andrews on the news that their £25m biomass project at Guardbridge has been named a finalist at the 2016 Scottish Renewable Energy Awards.

  7. Eleven projects receive funding to bring energy to local communities

    19 Oct 2016

    Eleven groups around the city have been offered a total of £58,132 to undertake a range of energy projects in local communities.. The grants are being awarded by Bristol City Council through its Bristol Community Energy Fund - an initiative which encourages local solutions to community-specific energy challenges.

  8. Heat Networks Specialist - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

    19 Oct 2016

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking to appoint a Heat Networks Specialist to join the Heat Networks Delivery Unit. This is a challenging commercial and technical role to meet a growing demand for the Unit’s services. You will be goal driven, with the skills and know how to select, assess and support projects. You will also have very strong communications skills, such that you are able to communicate technical and related commercial and financial information clearly. You will need to show that you can appreciate the wider strategic and policy decisions that flow from your advice, at a central and local level. You will be able to identify and contribute to resolving barriers to taking projects forward. The closing date is 30/10/2016..

  9. Seminar shows how to comply with London's new zero carbon dwellings policy

    19 Oct 2016

    London's BedZED Pavilion, part of the carbon neutral community in Sutton, is the fitting location for a seminar on how to meet the requirements of London's new zero carbon dwellings policy. The free seminar on Wednesday 2 November will show policy officers, energy officers, designers, developers, engineers and project managers what steps they can take to meet the new policy, which came into force on 1 October 2016.

  10. Campaign group calls for extra conditions on heat network funding

    19 Oct 2016

    Campaign group Fuel Poverty Action has called for additional conditions to be attached to government funding for heat networks to ensure consumer’s interests are protected.

  11. Industrial & Commercial demand-side response in GB: barriers and potential

    18 Oct 2016

    Large industrial and commercial companies may have the capacity to increase demand by 1.9GW and reduce it by 3GW across GB, according to an Ofgem survey into demand-side response (DSR) potential. The regulator published the results on Tuesday 18 October, finding that respondents currently provided around 350MW of demand reduction, and reported having another 400MW of potential capacity that was viable and technically possible.

  12. 5th Global District Energy Climate Awards - 2017

    18 Oct 2016

    The Global District Energy Climate Awards bring together heating and cooling experts from around the world to recognise District Energy projects, schemes and initiatives demonstrating a high level of energy efficiency and innovation. Judged by a panel of highly respected professionals, these awards will provide a benchmark of success, bringing pride, peer acknowledgement and and lots of other benefits.

  13. First £39m launched for heat networks pilot scheme

    17 Oct 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy today welcomed the launch of the £39m Pilot Scheme of the Heat Networks Investment Project. The investment aims to increase the number of cost effective, low carbon heat networks being built, while creating the right conditions for a self-sustaining heat network market.

  14. Member Briefing | Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) Pilot launch

    17 Oct 2016

    Tomorrow the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will launch the pilot for the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP), the first year of the £320 million scheme that will provide capital investment funding for district heating networks through 2021.

  15. National Grid increase reserve margin forecast

    17 Oct 2016

    The system operator has said that it expects the UK to have a capacity margin of 6.6% this winter––up from its earlier projection of 5.5%.

  16. Government must incentivise energy storage and demand side response

    17 Oct 2016

    The government should re-design the capacity market to encourage the deployment of energy storage and demand-side response (DSR) technologies, the energy and climate change select committee has found in its final report. Released on Saturday 15 October, the committee urged progress on areas including double-charging for storage assets and increasing DSR’s place in the merit order, above generation.

  17. ADE Vacancy | Business Development Officer *Closes this Sunday*

    16 Oct 2016

    The decentralised energy sector is undergoing rapid change. The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) plans to deliver a series of exciting new projects to respond to the needs of the market as well as generate income for the Association. We are seeking a Business Development Officer to help research and implement these new business projects, as well as grow the Association through membership and events.

  18. Join us at Heat 2016 Conference! Tickets on sale now

    16 Oct 2016

    Join us on the 23rd November to hear from high level speakers including: Laura Sandys, Founder of POWERful Women, Wilfred Petrie, Chief Executive Officer of Engie UK and Ireland, and Dan Osgood, Director for Heat and Business Energy at BEIS.

  19. Low carbon heat deployment cannot wait says CCC

    13 Oct 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy today welcomed the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation for a long term strategy on heat to meet UK decarbonisation commitments past 2020. The report calls on the Government to create “a credible new strategy and a much stronger policy framework for buildings decarbonisation over the next three decades.”

  20. Committee on Climate Change's 2016 progress report: Government response

    13 Oct 2016

    In June 2016, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published their eighth Progress report on Government’s mitigation activity. In advance of the forthcoming emissions reduction plan, the Government response sets out the Government’s commitment to its domestic climate change targets and provides background to our current policy approach. It covers the following sectors: power, buildings, industry, transport, waste and F gas, agriculture, forestry and land use.