French firm EDF, which is financing most of the £18bn Hinkley Point project in Somerset, approved the funding at a board meeting but Business Secretary Greg Clark has said the government will "consider carefully" before backing it.
UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) has today committed £80m of senior debt to the construction of a new large-scale combined heat and power (CHP) energy from waste facility near Sittingbourne in Kent. Once complete, the 43 MW plant will supply renewable electricity to the grid and renewable heat to DS Smith’s Kemsley Paper Mill, which produces sustainable packaging for the retail industry.
The Association for Decentralised Energy today called on the regulator to launch a full Significant Code Review on network charging, as current short-term proposals put industrial manufacturing jobs at risk, and would increase the cost of keeping the lights on and delivering the UK’s low carbon ambitions.
New partnership between Open Energi and Prefect Controls will see student bedrooms provide crucial flexibility to the UK grid using Demand Side Response (DSR) technology
National Grid’s Winter Consultation was launched on the 8th July. To help inform the debate, the report provides a first view of the electricity margins and the gas supply outlook for winter 2016/17. National Grid then invites the energy industry and market experts to share their views in order to inform the analysis for the Winter Outlook Report, ready for its publication in October.
Headlines for CHP from the annual release of DUKES for 2016 including: Good quality CHP capacity fell by 202MWe in 2015 despite a net increase in the number of schemes, while electricity produced rose by 1%
At its meeting on 23 June, the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) discussed embedded benefits, particularly triad avoidance. Ofgem released minutes on Wednesday 27 July, showing that GEMA had noted that, while the value of these benefits was considerable, the amounts saved by suppliers were still ultimately borne by consumers as the total costs of the transmission network remain unchanged.
The UK’s leading resource management company, Veolia, has successfully secured three contracts for the sustainable treatment of domestic and business recycling and waste from Westminster City Council which will in turn supply heat to homes through district heating.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today announced that City Hall has taken an important step closer to securing a license which could be used to provide ‘clean electricity’ to power TfL’s underground stations and other facilities. The government regulator for gas and electricity markets, Ofgem, has confirmed that the Mayor can formally advertise his application for a new type of junior electricity supply licence called ‘licence lite’, with the aim of the licence being granted in September.
The Government recently published its consultation on the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP). The consultation, which closes on 3 August 2016, seeks views on how best to deploy the £320m of capital funding for building heat networks allocated in the Spending Review last November. The Association has prepared a draft consultation response, which is available in the Member's Area here.
REG Bio-Power (REG) has now spent over a year successfully producing carbon neutral power from used cooking oil at its first-of-its-kind, 18MW site, with the help of Finning UK & Ireland (Finning), sole distributor of Caterpillar engines in the UK.
105 is a new three-digit number that people can call to report or get information about power cuts. It will be launched in September 2016 and will be available to people in England, Scotland and Wales.
This briefing note provides an overview of the new Ministerial appointments at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs, the Department Communities and Local Government, HM Treasury and the new Department for Exiting the European Union.
The Public Accounts Committee report says that failures highlighted by the design and implementation of household energy efficiency schemes put public money at risk and must not be repeated. The Committee's report concludes take up for the Government's Green Deal loans scheme was "woefully low" because the scheme was not adequately tested.
The Greater London Authority have issued a tender for the appointment of consultants to deliver the Decentralised Energy Framework.
The CEA have partnered with ICOM to produce BG04; Boiler Water Treatment, guidance for shell boilers, coil boilers, steam generators & hot water boilers, and both organisations are proud to announce the launch of BG04 as part of the ongoing production of guidance in the Boiler Guidance (BG) series.
Manufacturing sites, hospitals and retail stores could provide the equivalent electricity supply of 6 new power stations and address the UK's electricity capacity concerns, says a new report from the Association for Decentralised Energy today.
The Prime Minister announced a series of changes to Ministerial responsibilities on 14 July 2016. This Cabinet Office paper describes the consequences for the functions of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills of these changes.
Not only is chocolate ice cream one of the nation’s favourite flavours, but it has also emerged as the most powerful flavour for green energy too. This is following an innovative project involving the world’s third largest ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream, Iona Capital and resource management company, Veolia, in which ice cream by-product is being turned into biogas for the National Grid. The biogas is also used by the 550kWe CHP on site.
A group of prominent business leaders has written to the European Commission president urging him to back a more supportive policy framework for energy efficiency investment.