Ofgem has published an easy guide to eligibility and periodic data submissions for non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) participants.
The U.K. is considering whether to close all of its 12 coal-fired power plants by 2023 as part of its effort to reduce the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, an official with knowledge of the discussions said.
The ADE Annual Conference and Awards are the leading events for the CHP, district heating, demand side energy services and community energy sectors in the UK, bringing together policy makers, opinion leaders and energy consumers for stimulating debate, political perspectives and industry insights. Click the link to find out more about this year's sponsorship opportunities.
A reminder that the fifth HNDU funding round is open, until 1 November 2015. £2m is available for Local Authorities in England and Wales progressing district heating projects.
Energy efficiency has saved large manufacturers in the United States an estimated $2.4 billion in energy costs over the past five years, and could generate over $11 billion in annual energy savings by 2020.
A target which aims to get renewable energy into community or local ownership has been met five years early. An estimated 508 megawatts (MW) of community and locally owned capacity is now operational in Scotland which exceeds the 500MW target by 2020.
Amber Rudd today announced new measures to investigate and tackle poor customer service from energy companies.
DECC & DCLG has detailed the terms of reference for an independent review of consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement for the installation of home energy efficiency and renewables measures.
A report released today features new analysis showing how the UK electricity system wastes a staggering £9.5 billion from the loss of energy before it reaches homes and businesses.
This workshop provides an occasion to discuss the opportunities and challenges of mainstreaming heat networks in the UK. Professionals and academics will provide insights on the state of district heating in the UK and challenges and barriers to its widespread deployment within the national Energy Sector. The workshop is hosted by the University of Manchester’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks in collaboration with Manchester Energy, IEEE Student Branch PES Chapter and the IET.
REHAU will be hosting its annual District Heating workshop on the 4th November at the Building Centre in London. The expert speaker line up includes DECC, CIBSE and Buro Happold and covers topics such as the recent CIBSE Code of Practices, optimising heat network design, funding options and an innovative new procurement solution for Local Authorities.
There is an immense opportunity to improve our energy productivity, cutting energy bills, creating jobs and building a stronger economy. Currently 54% of the energy used to produce electricity is lost by the time it arrives at a UK home or business, where further losses occur. This lost energy is worth £9.5 billion a year, the equivalent of £354 per household, more than half the average home’s annual electricity bill. It also represents the annual carbon emissions equivalent to every car in the UK. While not all energy waste can be stopped, there are immediate, practical, cost-effective steps which could save over £3 billion a year. Read the report to find out how we could improve the UK's energy productivity.
Gas boilers that produce electricity as well as heating and hot water could grab a third of the European market by 2030 as consumers look to rein in ballooning power bills and governments channel subsidies into low-carbon technology. Reuters reports.
This panel event will consider energy from a business user perspective – in particular picking up debates around energy efficiency, carbon taxation, competitiveness, and decentralised energy solutions – and linking this to the wider debate about productivity.
The Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) within DECC is supporting local authorities to deliver heat network projects to commercialisation. We are looking for commercial and technical specialists who are goal driven, with the skills and know-how to select, assess and support projects. For more information and to apply, please visit the Civil Service Jobs website and search reference numbers 1468834 for the Commercial Specialist role and 1468801 for the Technical Specialist role.
On 30 September, DECC announced the level of the 2016/17 renewables obligation. See here for more information on how the calculation was made.
Labour's new Shadow Energy Secretary Lisa Nandy has pledged to 'democratise' the energy system by boosting community-owned renewables across the country. EDIE Reports.
The British public is becoming more aware of the scientific consensus on climate change and the public consensus on renewable energy, a survey shows. The ComRes survey for the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) reveals that adults in Great Britain are more likely than a year ago to know that almost all climate scientists believe climate change is mainly the result of human activities.
Ofgem has published its annual tracking survey of Customer Engagement with the Energy Market, conducted for the eighth time in March 2015 by Ipsos MORI. An improvement in trust in suppliers was recorded, with consumers who stated they trusted suppliers to be open increasing 7 percentage points to 35% and those distrusting them falling 7 percentage points to 37%.
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