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News February 2016

  1. Vital Score with Wembley Contract Win

    29 Feb 2016

    London’s latest redevelopment project is to receive a low carbon energy solution following the multi-million pound contract award to Vital Energi on the flagship North West Lands project which is one of the major phases of the Wembley Park redevelopment

  2. HNDU Project Pipeline 2nd Update Published

    26 Feb 2016

    DECC’s Heat Network Delivery Unit published its second edition of the Heat Infrastructure Investment Pipeline. DECC would like to gather further information on heat networks being developed across the UK, to feed into this exercise or for further information please email’

  3. Cold homes claiming needless lives and costing every local Health and Wellbeing Board in England over £27,000 each day

    26 Feb 2016

    Fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) is today [26 February] warning that health services could continue to waste well over a billion pounds a year on treating preventable cold-related illness. The charity estimates that every local Health and Wellbeing Board in England is spending, on average, over £27,000 each day, or £10million per year on treating patients with health conditions caused or worsened by living in cold, damp housing.

  4. District Heating & Cooling Group Forum, 2nd March 2016

    26 Feb 2016

    The next meeting will take place at the offices of ADE at 11:00-15:00hrs, on Wednesday 2nd March 2016. Please RSVP to

  5. Energy crunch ‘looming’ with 25GW to close by 2030

    25 Feb 2016

    The UK faces a “looming energy crunch” with almost 25GW of generating capacity due to close by 2030, according to new research from law firm Bircham Dyson Bell.

  6. Primary energy consumption down, low-carbon sources up

    25 Feb 2016

    Provisional DECC figures have revealed that low-carbon generation accounted for 42.9% of the electricity mix in 2015––up 7.3pp on the preceding year.

  7. Role of renewable CHP praised in Parliamentary debate

    24 Feb 2016

    Positive recognition was received on a number of key renewable CHP issues in a parliamentary debate today. In the lead up to the debate, the ADE shared a briefing with MPs to highlight how biomass CHP needs more policy certainty to stimulate investment. Click to read more.

  8. Energy Efficiency efforts boosted by Welsh Government

    23 Feb 2016

    A new Energy Efficiency strategy that will play a major role in driving economic growth, tackling fuel poverty and improving energy efficiency has been launched today by Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant.

  9. Leisure centre looks to save its own energy

    23 Feb 2016

    The Lakeside Centre in Killingworth has been fitted with a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit that, as well as generating electricity, enables the heat it produces to be used in the centre rather than go to waste.

  10. 1,000 London Homes Set For Low-Carbon Heat

    22 Feb 2016

    Vital Energi are celebrating winning two London-Based contracts with developer Barratt London, which will see them deliver the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy centres to provide electricity, heating and hot water for 1,000 new build homes in the capital.

  11. Blazing Rows – Nearly half of UK couples argue over the heating

    22 Feb 2016

    When the cold weather rolls in, the inevitable heating debates begin. Nearly half of couples argue over whether or not to touch the thermostat, according to a survey commissioned by heating and air conditioning specialist Andrews Sykes.

  12. DECC unveils five-year plan

    22 Feb 2016

    DECC has outlined its priority objectives for 2015-20 as part of its single departmental plan. The department said it aims to deliver an energy infrastructure fit for the 21st century, meaning that energy would be both cheap and clean.

  13. Andrew's view: How can we make the electricity system more flexible?

    22 Feb 2016

    Andrew Burgess, Associate Partner, Energy Systems, Ofgem talks about demand side response, aggregation, distribution network operators and energy storage in his view on how we can make our electricity system more flexible.

  14. Energy centre fires up new development

    22 Feb 2016

    Hundreds of properties at the Riverlight development near the famous Battersea Power station, will be served by an energy centre housing a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit, gas fired boilers and ground source heat pumps. These will provide the site with heating, cooling and hot water.

  15. What do you want to see & hear at Heat Conference 2016?

    22 Feb 2016

    We've got four quick questions for you to help us plan for this year's annual Heat conference. Click through to tell us which hot topics you think should be included in our debates and panels.

  16. European Commission sets out energy security plans

    18 Feb 2016

    The European Commission has unveiled a package of energy security measures intended to ensure the bloc can “address possible energy supply interruptions”. The package consists of four components including a Heating and Cooling Strategy.

  17. Better Energy Blog | The CHP Generation Game: Staying Compliant With G59

    18 Feb 2016

    On our blog this month.....As Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems continue to grow in popularity, Edward Garside, Project Engineer at Bosch Commercial and Industrial, explains how to stay compliant with power generation legislation.

  18. New Business Green Awards Categories

    18 Feb 2016

    The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards are back, and they're bigger and better than ever with four new awards categories including Manufacturer of the Year and Green Infrastructure Project of the Year.

  19. Consumers could save £2 billion if green light given for reform of energy generation auctions - Drax

    16 Feb 2016

    An independent report published today has revealed consumers could save more than £2 billion if the Government’s planned renewable energy auctions are opened up to include a wider mix of technologies. Drax commissioned NERA Economic Consulting and Imperial College to look at hidden costs that are not reflected in the contracts Government awards for renewable generation.

  20. Latest findings on attitudes to smart meters from Smart energy outlook

    16 Feb 2016

    Consumers who have upgraded to a smart meter as part of Britain’s national rollout are continuing to demonstrate high satisfaction with their new technology, and greater control over their energy bills. More than half (52 per cent) of people with smart meters say their new meter is helping them save money.

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