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News June 2015

  1. New Report | Committee on Climate Change - Meeting Carbon Budgets - Progress in reducing the UK’s emissions

    30 Jun 2015

    In brief; the UK is on track to meet the second and third carbon budgets, and in 2014 emissions decreased 8% compared to the previous year. However, concerns remain about underlying progress, and about whether progress can be sustained through the 2020s. Significant action is required in the new Parliament in order to meet the fourth carbon budget and to stay on track to the 2050 target

  2. BH Live Agrees To a 15 Year Partnership with EuroSite Power

    30 Jun 2015

    EuroSite Power Inc has signed an agreement worth approximately £2.26 (US$3.62) million with BH Live for a solution at Littledown Centre, Bournemouth, UK.

  3. ENER-G publishes farmers' guide to the financial benefits of waste energy

    30 Jun 2015

    Biogas generation specialist ENER-G has published a free guide to help British farmers gain financial benefits from turning farm waste into energy via anaerobic digestion.

  4. €550 million to be made available for key energy infrastructure projects

    30 Jun 2015

    The European Commission will make up to €550 million available to finance key, cross-border energy infrastructure projects in Europe, as part of a call for project proposals launched on 30 June.

  5. DECC backs Big Data energy analysis tool with share of £6 million fund

    29 Jun 2015

    Technology developed by Guru Systems to analyse energy efficiency of district heat networks gets through to the second round of Government funding programme

  6. Renewables at all time high in first quarter

    26 Jun 2015

    DECC's quarterly Energy Trends report, published this week, suggested that the contribution of renewables had risen to an all time high of 22.3%.

  7. £6m investment in affordable heat innovation

    26 Jun 2015

    Development of innovative new heat network technologies will go ahead thanks to £6m in funding, DECC announced on Thursday.

  8. Decentralised energy advocates plan to merge

    25 Jun 2015

    The Association for Decentralised Energy and the UK Demand Response Association today announced plans to merge the two organisations at a reception in the Houses of Parliament.

  9. UK Green Investment Bank announces 2014/15 results and plans to raise private capital

    25 Jun 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government is to look at options for privatising the Green Investment Bank (GIB). Speaking on Thursday 25 June, Osborne said the decision would enable the GIB to “access larger pools of capital and act more freely to invest in a broad range of green sectors”.

  10. DECC & CCC visit Stockport District Heating Sites

    23 Jun 2015

    On Friday 19th June Heat Networks and BG Policy took officials from Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and Committee on Climate Change (CCC) round a number of our Stockport Housing Association sites. This included a visit to a tenant to see the works carried out in his flat as part of the project.

  11. ELN |Scottish community renewables hit new heights

    23 Jun 2015

    Community and locally-owned energy capacity in Scotland could generate enough electricity to power around 100,000 households reports Energy Live News

  12. Consultation Response | Business Rates

    22 Jun 2015

    The ADE responded to HM Treasury's discussion paper on business rates review. The review examines the structure of the current system which is paid annually on 1.8 million properties in England. The consultation opens a discussion regarding plant and machinery and energy efficiency investment treatment under the business rates system.

  13. Better Energy Blog | Turning up the heat

    22 Jun 2015

    District heating is making a comeback! These heating systems are winning support from the Government, landlords and planners alike as we look for energy-efficient alternatives to conventional heating systems. Casey Cole, Managing Director at Guru Systems, explains how modern-day technology is helping to reignite enthusiasm for district heat.

  14. New Heat Networks Code of Practice Training Course

    22 Jun 2015

    CIBSE has finalised the training material for the training course on the Code of Practice for Heat Networks and the training is now available for booking on CIBSE website. The Code of Practice was jointly written by the ADE and CIBSE.

  15. Greater London Authority begins procurement process for its electricity generation needs for Licence Lite

    22 Jun 2015

    This message is to bring to your attention that the PQQ has now been published and responses are invited.

  16. Business Green | ‘Cost Effective Energy Measures Bill’ gains cross-party support from 50 MPs

    22 Jun 2015

    MPs including Caroline Lucas and Labour's Jonathan Reynolds agree to support the bill, which backers say would save the UK £12bn a year, Business Green reports.

  17. Utility Week: National Grid to rely mostly on demand-side balancing by 2030

    19 Jun 2015

    National Grid is set to radically overhaul the way it balances the UK’s electricity system to rely mostly on demand-side measures by the end of the next decade rather than using generating assets. Reported exclusively by Utility Week.

  18. Could Cardiff be sitting on an underground heating system?

    18 Jun 2015

    A bold new project to discover whether Cardiff could be sitting on top of a potential underground heating system has received a funding award from Innovate UK of over £250,000.

  19. DECC - Changes to onshore wind subsidies protect investment and get the best deal for bill payers

    18 Jun 2015

    The Government intends to end new public subsidies for onshore wind farms by legislating to close the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain to new onshore wind generating stations from 1 April 2016.

  20. Consultation Response | Fuel Poor Network Extension

    18 Jun 2015

    The ADE has responded to the Ofgem's Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme review proposal to extend the scheme to support district heating connections.

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