The UK economy saved nearly £250 million in fuel costs last year by generating its energy more efficiently, new Government figures show. This saving is equivalent to the gas bills of more than 350,000 homes.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today released its annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) for 2015.
The consumer champion makes the call as British Gas today posted its latest profit statement, showing profits in their residential business almost doubling compared to the same period last year, jumping from £265m to £528m.
On July 5th, the Greater London Authority held a Programme Close event for the Decentralised Energy Project Delivery Unit (DEPDU). Read this article for further details.
The regulator published its annual report for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) on Wednesday 29 July. The report covers the period from 9 April 2014-31 March 2015.
The Government Office for Science is always working to identify pioneering technologies. The Office is focused on applications that give the UK a competitive edge and improve lives by delivering public services better. This review sets out how these technologies can boost UK productivity and reinforce the UK's position as a world leading innovator. Help identify the important technologies of the next 11+ years by taking part in the survey.
The European smart thermostats market is set to increase to $2.5 billion (£1.6bn) in less than five years reports Energy Live News.
This update contains several policy updates that DECC wish to make you aware of: • The draft Renewables Obligation Order 2015 has been laid alongside our response to the technical consultation on the draft. • The Government’s cost control announcements on 22nd July, which included a response to the Biomass Cost Control Consultation • The sustainability criteria comes into force under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme from 5th October.
Ed Davey, the former energy secretary, has accused the Government of taking Britain “backwards” over energy security after the Green Deal for home insulation and solar subsidies was shelved last week.
Two of Manchester's finest public buildings are generating their own low carbon energy supply via ENER-G combined heat and power (CHP) technology. As part of the multi-million pound refurbishment of the grade two-star listed Manchester Town Hall Extension and Central Library, main contractor Laing O' Rourke worked with local CHP specialist ENER-G, NG Bailey and BDP to design, develop and supply the energy efficient system.
The 2014/2015 annual reporting and buy to comply allowance sale windows are open until 23:59 on Friday 31 July 2015. Therefore participants have just a few days remaining to submit their annual report and order sufficient allowances.
This notification is to advise you that after nearly three years as CHP lead at the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Chris Parkin is moving on to a new position at the Department for Transport, with a focus on low-carbon vehicles. DECC will shortly be advertising for a replacement to take on the CHP lead position within the department.
Thousands of people in Solihull now have warmer and more energy efficient homes, after a £25 million project was completed by British Gas and Solihull Community Housing.
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today announced they will set out their plans for future Contracts for Differences (CfD) allocation rounds later this autumn, potentially indicating there may not be an CfD allocation round in 2015. DECC also announced a series of changes to existing renewable subsidies intended to prevent over-spending within the Levy Control Framework (LCF). The Association for Decentralised Energy has prepared a briefing note which provides an overview of these announcements and their impact on renewable CHP sectors.
Measures to deal with a projected over-allocation of renewable energy subsidies have been announced today including changes to subsidy for biomass conversions and co-firing projects and consultations on solar PV and FITs.
This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) in the UK. The consultation runs for six weeks until 28 August 2015 and responses are welcomed from any organisation or individual but will be of particular interest to operators of installations in the EU ETS small emitters and hospital opt-out scheme.
ENER-G is flying the flag for British manufacturing as a member of the Made in Britain campaign
On Monday 20 July DECC published a summary of the responses that it had received to its call for evidence on Tackling Non-Financial Barriers to Gas CHP. Organisations told the department that policy uncertainty in the sector had been driven by the government’s decision to withdraw CHP Levy Exemption Certificates and National Grid’s decision to change embedded benefits. But there was also a “general agreement” that the non-financial barriers that were identified in DECC’s original analysis were correct.
More than 200 businesses from the construction, property and renewable energy industries have today urged the Chancellor to reconsider the Government’s sudden U-turn over the long-established zero carbon homes policy.
The aim of the evaluation was to understand the actual impact of the CRC (in contrast to the expected impacts) in driving action on energy use and to understand which elements of the policy have or have not worked.