The Combined Heat and Power Association today warned that investors need more certainty if the RHI scheme is to drive the deployment of cost-effective renewable heat projects, including highly efficient combined heat and power.
The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) is recruiting a communications officer to join our policy and communications team to support an ambitious programme of profile building and strengthening our stakeholder engagement.
The CHPA welcomes the Committee’s inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Despite accounting for 49% of the UK’s energy use, heat has been widely ignored in most areas of the energy debate and Government policymaking. We welcome the Committee’s first inquiry into heat policy in this Parliament. We would highlight that this inquiry accounts for a very narrow portion of the heat policy discussion and with the publication of the heat policy document anticipated in March, we would strongly encourage the committee to consider a full enquiry into decarbonising heat in the coming months. As a narrowly defined inquiry, the CHPA has restricted its comments to some of the higher level principles within the RHI.
The CHPA welcomes the Committee’s inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
MPs told Treasury and DECC officials last week the unexepected removal of Levy Exemption Certificates (LECs) for combined heat and power (CHP) facilities had damaged investor confidence. The questioning by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee occurred during the committee's inquiry into infrastructure investment.
CHPA Director Graham Meeks told MPs on Wednesday that the Government's Gas Generation Strategy did not sufficiently address energy efficiency in the UK energy system and offered no new mechanisms to help secure combined heat and power (CHP)'s potential benefits. Mr Meeks was giving evidence to the parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee as part of the Committee's inquiry into the Gas Generation Strategy.
The Association’s Strategy Day was held on Thursday 7 February, chaired by Michael Rolls and attended by a representative cross-section of members.
CIBSE’s Applications Manual AM12 ‘CHP for buildings’ has recently been updated. The CIBSE CHP - District Heating Group are holding a free evening event on 4th March at AECOM’s offices in London to launch the updated publication.
The CHPA, welcomed the publication today by the London Mayor of guidance to support the delivery of a new district heating schemes in the capital. The District Heating Manual for London is aimed at developers, network designers, planners and planning authorities. It promotes a consistent framework for development of the energy infrastructure that will underpin the capital’s decentralised energy plans.
The Prime Minister delivered a keynote address to launch the Government’s Energy Efficiency Mission on Monday 4 February.
At the end of January, Craig Dennett left the CHPA after almost five years. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Craig for his efforts and wish him well in his future endeavours.