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News April 2015

  1. Cogeneration Project - A year in review

    30 Apr 2015

    A year after the installation of a 229kW Cogeneration System at the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre in Wagga Wagga, the results have proven again that Cogeneration was a good investment.

  2. Carbon price shift could have significant earnings impact on major european utilities

    30 Apr 2015

    In 'Flicking the switch: are electric utilities prepared for a low carbon future' - CDP's research, the second of a series, ranks European utilities in a league table (see end) based on a number of different emissions-related metrics. When taken in aggregate, these metrics could have a material impact on a company's earnings in a market where the regulator is seeking to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the EU by 40% by 2030 (and 80% by 2050) from 1990 levels.

  3. Record high for low carbon electricity

    30 Apr 2015

    Low-carbon electricity supplied a record 38.3 per cent of power in 2014, with 19.2% coming from renewable sources.

  4. Better Energy Blog | CHP could save you money. Here’s how to help make sure

    29 Apr 2015

    A well installed and correctly operated CHP can give thousands of pounds in energy savings and significantly reduce carbon emissions. Our new advice note for contractors, consultants and customers, is designed to help users maximise the benefits of combined heat and power (CHP) and avoid some of the key pitfalls when installing and operating CHP.

  5. Commission to investigate ‘capacity mechanisms’ for illegal subsidies

    29 Apr 2015

    The Commission has launched a sector inquiry into measures to ensure sufficient electricity supplies ("capacity mechanisms"). This sector inquiry examines in particular whether capacity mechanisms ensure sufficient electricity supply without distorting competition or trade in the EU's Single Market for energy.

  6. UK Supreme Court orders Government to take “immediate action” on air pollution

    29 Apr 2015

    The UK Supreme Court has quashed the Government’s ineffective plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution in Britain and ordered it to deliver new ones by the end of the year.

  7. Metropolitan and E.ON deliver lower carbon district heating to a major London development

    28 Apr 2015

    Metropolitan and E.ON have been selected to provide the district heating system powering the next phase of the Greenwich Millennium Village (GMVL) development. The Metropolitan energy and utility infrastructure will be supplied by a new energy centre owned and operated by E.ON which will serve 1,743 new houses to be built over the next eight years.

  8. District Heating Conference 2015 Programme Published

    28 Apr 2015

    Our annual District Heating Conference will take place on the 13th May in Edinburgh. View the programme for the event here.

  9. Better Energy Blog | What the General Election Means for UK Energy Policy

    27 Apr 2015

    As we near the general election, the Association for Decentralised Energy reviewed the parties’ manifestos to better understand what they will mean for the decentralised energy sector and energy users.

  10. Public sector achieves cumulative €250m energy savings

    27 Apr 2015

    The public sector achieved a 14% energy efficiency improvement in 2013, worth €74 million in savings to the Exchequer. That is according to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) who today published the first Annual Report on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance. 238 public bodies with a total energy spend of €588 million, reported, representing 85% of the estimated energy consumption of the public sector. The cumulative value of savings from 2009 – 2013 for these bodies is almost €250m.

  11. H&V News | Cutting the carbon deficit

    27 Apr 2015

    By 2050, the UK must reduce its emissions by 80% relative to 1990 levels, in accordance with its commitment to improving energy efficiency. As a result, the UK commercial heating sector is a key target for improving efficiencies.

  12. New ENER-G biogas CHP technology warms up cash returns on small scale anaerobic digestion

    24 Apr 2015

    ENER-G has turned up the heat on the anaerobic digestion market by launching a new sub 200kwth CHP unit that maximises financial returns on both the highest rate Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed in Tariffs (FIT).

  13. Why Combined Heat and Power Makes Sense for Data Centers

    24 Apr 2015

    Data center operators are late adopters of combined heat and power, a technology that’s been around since the late 1800s and used extensively in hospitals, refineries, petrochemical and biotech facilities. But using such plants as the source of data center power can have substantial energy efficiency and cost reductions benefits.

  14. IET RPG 2016 conference - call for papers

    24 Apr 2015

    The IET is pleased to invite Association for Decentralised Energy members to take part in the programme of RPG 2016. The conference offers an opportunity to present your latest renewable energy research and results to an audience of like-minded specialists. With over 200 international experts expected to attend, you should ensure you don’t miss out!

  15. HHIC respond to DECC’s Renewable Heat Incentive quarterly statistics

    24 Apr 2015

    Department of Energy & Climate Change, DECC has today published quarterly statistics for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Roger Webb, Director at the Heating & Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC responds

  16. Bosch Celebrates 150th Anniversary

    24 Apr 2015

    Leading manufacturer, Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating is celebrating a special milestone, with this year marking 150 years since the company began producing industrial boilers.

  17. Apprentices help with District Heating Scheme

    22 Apr 2015

    Two apprentices at the University of Glasgow will be working on the District Heating Scheme as part of a work placement with Crown House Technologies (CHt).

  18. Scotland launches £224m low-carbon home heating scheme

    22 Apr 2015

    A national fuel poverty scheme funded by the Scottish Government is to be launched to bolster efforts to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland, transforming the way customers receive energy efficiency services.

  19. Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom for alleged abuse of dominance

    22 Apr 2015

    The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Gazprom alleging that some of its business practices in Central and Eastern European gas markets constitute an abuse of its dominant market position in breach of EU antitrust rules.

  20. ADE update | Central Heating Fund available to Local Authorities

    22 Apr 2015

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched the Central Heating Fund, a £25m capital funding programme designed to support Local Authorities, in conjunction with their local partners, to deliver first time Central Heating Systems to their fuel poor households. Read our brief summary.

 
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