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  1. E&T: Waste energy from tower blocks and power lines harvested

    12 Feb 2016

    A new system is being developed that promises to harness waste heat from tower blocks and industrial complexes and convert it into electricity.

  2. Flexitricity's 'demand turn-up' system to harness wasted wind energy

    12 Feb 2016

    Britain’s largest demand response provider Flexitricity has developed Footroom, an automated service that helps manufacturers and other industry increase demand – and therefore production – when wind farm output is at its greatest.

  3. IEA DHC Annex Workshop at the International trade fair and Congress for Heating, Cooling and CHP on April 21

    10 Feb 2016

    The IEA will be hosting a workshop on the realization of innovative low temperature district heating systems in communities at the International trade fair and Congress for Heating, Cooling and CHP on April 21, 2016 in Messe Frankfurt/Main / Germany. Click the link for more details.

  4. Carbon emissions slashed by 83% if LPG switched for Biopropane’

    10 Feb 2016

    ‘The annual carbon emissions from the residential LPG sector could be slashed by 83% by 2025 if heating was switched to biopropane’ says a new report published today by leading trade association, the Energy and Utilities Alliance, EUA. The report entitled ‘Biopropane for the off-grid sector’ considers the impact that introducing biopropane, a green gas, would have on carbon emissions and homeowners alike.

  5. Clarke Energy to Deliver GE Engines in Major Northern Territory Power Infrastructure Upgrade

    5 Feb 2016

    GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced that Clarke Energy, GE’s authorised distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying 10 of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Territory Generation for an upgrade at its existing Owen Springs power station facility as a key part of the Northern Territory Government of Australia’s $75 million investment in Central Australia.

  6. Member Briefing | Medium Combustion Plant Directive

    5 Feb 2016

    The European Commission has published the final version of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) 2015/2193. The Association has prepared this briefing note to highlight the main components of the Directive and key areas of interest for members’ operations. NOTE: all emission limit values are defined at a standardised oxygen content of 15% for engines and gas turbines, rather than the typical UK reference level of 5%.

  7. Sadiq Khan unveils plan for London clean energy revolution

    5 Feb 2016

    Speaking on a visit to the Islington Bunhill Energy Centre, Sadiq Khan announced ‘Energy for Londoners’, a not-for-profit company that will take a lead on clean and green energy across the city.

  8. Programme of the 2016 COGEN Europe Annual Conference released!

    4 Feb 2016

    This year’s most anticipated European event for the cogeneration sector comes back to the heart of Europe. It will present pivotal ideas as to how we might move towards a more integrated and decentralised energy system and a more robust and efficient energy market. The COGEN Europe Annual Conference 2016 assembles the main political, industrial and market players in the cogeneration sector, to discuss and debate the major strategic questions that bring cogeneration to the apex of Europe’s energy future.

  9. Utility Week: GDN short termism 'hampering heat decarbonisation': ADE

    4 Feb 2016

    District heating networks must be treated as long-term energy infrastructure to avoid sky-high energy bills for consumers, the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has warned.

  10. Event: UK-Wide Infrastructure Investment Conference 8-9 June 2016 Millennium Hotel London Mayfair

    3 Feb 2016

    Programme designed in coordination with Allianz Global Investors, Legal & General Capital, KPMG UK, CBRE Capital Advisors, Estover Energy, White Rose CCS Consortium. The Conference is divided into 2 clear focus days, which can be Attended & Exhibited at separately: • 8 June: Transport, Housing and Regeneration Infrastructure • 9 June: Energy Infrastructure

  11. Utility Week: Lords back feed-in tariff cuts

    3 Feb 2016

    The House of Lords has voted to keep new feed-in tariff rates due to come into effect from the beginning of next week. A ‘fatal’ motion to repeal the changes was defeated on Tuesday evening by a margin of more than two to one.

  12. DECC wants to hear your views on heat network financing at Energy from Waste 2016

    2 Feb 2016

    Energy from Waste 2016 provides a key opportunity for you, as a stakeholder within the heat delivery sector, to speak with representatives from DECC, to discuss how you believe such models could work and how the challenges can be overcome. David Wagstaff, Head of Heat Infrastructure Team, Deputy Director at DECC, is outlining policy and strategy in his key note address first thing in the morning on Day 2 of the conference. Later that day, 25 February, George Robinson, of Commercial & Corporate Finance Advisory, DECC, is taking part in the Achieving financial viability for heat networks discussion session, and is keen to hear the views and opinions of the industry, and to explore models for successful heat network economics.

  13. Thousands of firms still not compliant with ESOS as deadline passes

    2 Feb 2016

    The Environment Agency has confirmed that around 3,000 eligible firms remain non-compliant with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), despite the deadline passing last week.

  14. REHAU: District Heating Workshop Moves to Edinburgh

    1 Feb 2016

    REHAU is staging another of its hugely popular District Heating Workshops at The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Taking place on Wednesday 2nd March, the free event has attracted a line-up of expert speakers from the likes of Aberdeen Heat & Power, CIBSE and the Scottish Government.

  15. The ADE welcomes new Policy Manager, Dr Barney McManigal

    1 Feb 2016

    We are delighted to welcome Dr Barney McManigal who has taken on the role of Policy Manager for district heating.

  16. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust energy efficiency project receives £7m boost

    1 Feb 2016

    UK Green Investment Bank plc and DLL have committed £6.9m to a programme of energy saving measures at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. GIB has committed £3.4m to the scheme as part of the £50m NHS energy efficiency funding alliance that it established with DLL in 2014. The project was procured through the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) framework, with Vital Energi appointed as the Trust partner. The design, construction, installation and on-going asset management of the scheme will be carried out by Vital Energi under a 15-year performance contract.

  17. 4 million + older people worried about heating costs

    1 Feb 2016

    More than a third of older people – 4.1 million individuals over 65 – are worried about the cost of heating their homes this winter, according to new research for Age UK.

  18. Member Briefing | Potential changes to SAP II

    1 Feb 2016

    The ADE met with DECC officials to obtain clarity on the changes government intends to make to SAP calculations related to heat networks. This member briefing provides an updated understanding on DECC’s intended approach and how it would apply to district heating.

  19. SWEP creates BIM models for Heat Exchanger

    1 Feb 2016

    To meet the spring deadline for BIM Level 2 in centrally procured government projects, SWEP is the first Heat Exchanger manufacturer to created BIM models for its market-leading compact brazed heat exchanger. The company has seen this as an effective tool and lifting the design work to a new level. The SWEP BIM models are available in NBS National Library.

  20. Ofgem - Quicker and more efficient connections – an update on industry progress

    1 Feb 2016

    Ofgem published an update on how Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) are working towards providing quicker and more efficient network connections on Monday 1 February. Since September 2015 DNOs have been: improving visibility and availability of flexible connections, flexible payment terms and consortia for connecting customers; developing a set of principles and rules for the introduction and enforcement of milestones in connection offers; and developing an action plan for industry to progress more effective queue management. Ofgem intends these efforts to improve the connections process by reducing the need for network reinforcement.