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News May 2015

  1. Manchester's private sector invited to build UK's greenest economy

    29 May 2015

    Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Hub is urging low carbon and environmental businesses to join its network and help to build the UK's greenest economy.

  2. Draft Consultation Response | Business Rates review

    29 May 2015

    The ADE has prepared a draft response to the HM Treasury discussion paper considering potential changes to business rates, including potentially to support energy efficiency.

  3. New Government bills announced in Queen's Speech

    27 May 2015

    Earlier Wednesday, the Queen delivered her speech to Parliament setting out the Government’s legislative programme for the 2015-16 parliamentary session. The ADE has provided a brief overview of relevant sections for Association members below.

  4. Domestic RHI figures disappointing for industry

    27 May 2015

    In its first year of operation, the domestic RHI has failed to attract sufficient support, says OFTEC.

  5. Event | Capacity Market Transitional Auction Coordination event - 2 June

    27 May 2015

    ADE Members are strongly encourage to attend a National Grid half-day stakeholder event focussed exclusively on the first Capacity Market Transitional Auction for smaller generators and demand side entrants.

  6. Energy, Climate Change and the Queen's Speech

    27 May 2015

    DECC blog on the role of energy and climate change in the Queen's Speech

  7. Ofgem opens investigation into five generators' compliance with Capacity Market rules

    21 May 2015

    Ofgem has opened investigations to see if five generators provided false or misleading information to National Grid about planning consents for some of their proposed generating units that took part in the December 2014 capacity auction. The companies being investigated are GF Power Peaking Ltd, Berangere Ltd, Adret Ltd, Alkane Energy UK and Power Balancing Service Ltd.

  8. Energy trilemma emphasis shift towards sustainability by 2020

    20 May 2015

    The potential for a robust global climate deal at the Paris Climate Summit in December 2015 is driving an increased emphasis on renewables and clean tech in the next five years according to energy companies surveyed in PwC's new global power and utilities survey.

  9. Member Briefing | Juncker Investment Plan

    20 May 2015

    This briefing note provides an overview and analysis of the European Fund for Strategic Investment, called the Juncker Fund. The Juncker Fund is a framework programme, organised in different strands or sub-programmes. It aims to revive investment in strategic projects around Europe by mobilising 315 billion euros (£227bn) for the period 2015-2017.

  10. EDF Energy contributes £1m to fund energy efficient heating system in Manchester tower blocks

    20 May 2015

    EDF Energy announced today that it is contributing £1million to fund energy efficient heating measures in three Manchester tower blocks, which were launched this week collectively as “Tribe.”

  11. Government ministers will move forward with onshore wind ban

    19 May 2015

    New Secretary of State Amber Rudd has said she will take forward the Conservative Party's controversial plans to end subsidies for onshore wind farms, saying it is her top priority.

  12. Member Briefing | Government reshuffle (Updated)

    19 May 2015

    This briefing note provides short biographies on the key appointments in Department for Energy and Climate Change; the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; the Department for Communities and Local Government; and HM Treasury.

  13. Local press praise our projects in Glasgow

    19 May 2015

    BG Heat Networks' latest community project to transform three Glasgow neighbourhoods has received the thumbs up in the local press. Glasgow’s Evening Times said: “Hundreds of tenants in the city’s Broomhill and Gorget in Knightswood areas will benefit from a new state-of-the-art district heating and solid wall insulation.”

  14. The GLA begins procurement process for its Licence Lite operations

    18 May 2015

    This is a new and interesting opportunity for electricity generators (including local, smaller scale electricity generators who we anticipate will find the opportunity most interesting) to participate in this exciting new route to market.

  15. Operations Maintenance & Management Agreement of Fellside CHP Plant

    18 May 2015

    Sellafield Limited is holding a Pre Market Engagement Day on the 17 June 2015 (10.00am to 3.00pm) at the North Lakes Hotel, Penrith, Cumbria.

  16. Scottish Government: District heating at centre of energy plan

    18 May 2015

    District heating will ‘play a major part’ in decarbonising heat across Scotland, the Scottish Energy Minister told the Association for Decentralised Energy’s annual district heating conference in Edinburgh today.

  17. Finning Power Systems helps operators improve sustainability at UK AD & Biogas 2015

    18 May 2015

    At UK AD & Biogas 2015, Finning Power Systems (Finning), the sole supplier of Cat equipment in the UK and Ireland will be on hand to discuss the benefits of the CG range of Cat® gas generators, which can operate on a wide range of biofuels.

  18. Leeds seminar advises on requirements of new Heat Network Regulations

    18 May 2015

    Community heat metering and billing specialist ENER-G Switch2 and Leeds City Council will discuss the new Heat Network Regulations (Metering & Billing) 2014 at a free breakfast seminar at the Open Data Institute in Leeds city centre on Tuesday 9 June.

  19. Euroheat & Power's DHC+ Summer School 2015: registration open!

    15 May 2015

    DHC+ invites you to register for the 3rd edition of the International DHC+ Summer School hosted by Politecnico di Torino and ISMB, and supported by IREN and EGEA. This year’s topic: DHC meets ICT.

  20. MVV Environment lights first waste fire in Devonport EfW CHP Facility at North Yard

    15 May 2015

    Commissioning work at the Energy from Waste (EfW) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Facility of MVV Environment at North Yard, Devonport, has reached its final stages. During commissioning, the facility has passed a series of thorough tests and is now nearing its operational state. On Friday, 15th May, the first waste was lit in the boiler.

 
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