Tuesday's heat strategy 'The Future of Heating: Meeting the Challenge' is an important development for the CHP and district heating sectors in many respects. Certainly, it didn't contain everything that everyone in the sector wanted, but frustration in some areas cannot be allowed to overshadow the major advances that have been confirmed in the strategy - many achieved through the work of this Association and strong representations from our members.
New heat utilities to drive growth in community energy
The Government has today published its heat strategy paper, “The Future of Heating: Meeting the Challenge”, paving the way for a major programme of investment in new district heating infrastructure in communities across Britain. The paper, launched by Energy & Climate Secretary Ed Davey MP, sets out measures to drive efficiency, cut costs and reduce emissions from heat supply to businesses, communities and households.
On 11th May, a team including staff from our event organisers SE2 will be rowing 8.5km along the Thames in aid of the AHOY Centre in South East London
On 6 March the CHPA’s Director addressed a seminar in Copenhagen organised by the Danish District Energy Partnership, alongside CHPA members Jeremy Bungey of e.on Community Energy and Robin Wiltshire of BRE.
The CHPA published its member-only Quarterly Policy Update today, providing an overview of the UK energy policy environment and recent CHPA activity.
The CHPA provided evidence to the Scottish Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee on Thursday, on the energy savings generated by biomass combined heat and power. The Committee is currently reviewing the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2013 [Draft
The CHPA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the review of qualification criteria for renewable combined heat and power (CHP) schemes. The CHPA is the UK’s leading independent advocate of CHP and district heating, and has over 100 members active across a range of technologies and markets.
The Combined Heat & Power Association, with support from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the Carbon & Energy Fund and the NHS SDU, are organising a free, one-day workshop for NHS energy buyers that will give practical guidance on how CHP systems work, the different technology and financing options available, explore existing case studies and feature a tour of Guy’ Hospital CHP plant.
CHPA deputy director Ian Manders stated that the ministerial speech yesterday does not stop industry uncertainty about the carbon emission standards in the delayed 2013 Building Regulation energy requirements (Part L).
CHPA welcomed the new CIBSE guide to CHP in Buildings (AM12) at its launch in London yesterday (4 March). In his speech at the launch, CHPA deputy director Ian Manders said it provided much needed guidance to the building industry about how CHP (combined heat and power) units worked, and where they would work best.
CHPA deputy director Ian Manders expressed concern today about the continued delay to the announcement on the 2013 Building Regulation energy requirements (Part L).