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  1. Committee on Climate Change's 2016 progress report: Government response

    13 Oct 2016

    In June 2016, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published their eighth Progress report on Government’s mitigation activity. In advance of the forthcoming emissions reduction plan, the Government response sets out the Government’s commitment to its domestic climate change targets and provides background to our current policy approach. It covers the following sectors: power, buildings, industry, transport, waste and F gas, agriculture, forestry and land use.

  2. Invitation to a Distributed Generation stakeholder workshop, followed by lunch: 11th November 2016 at Birmingham’s Villa Park

    13 Oct 2016

    ADE Members are invited to attend WPD’s dedicated stakeholder workshop on distributed generation, hosted at Villa Park, Birmingham. This will be the third annual workshop we will have hosted on this topic.

  3. 15MW energy from waste plant to be built in Wales

    13 Oct 2016

    An energy from waste plant with a capacity of 15MW is to be built in Wales. UK-based company CoGen and US firm Lockheed Martin Energy have teamed up to install the plant in Cardiff. The British firm will be the owner and developer of the plant, which is expected to process approximately 150,000 tonnes of waste per year to generate enough electricity to power 15,000 homes.

  4. Committee on Climate Change | Next Steps for UK Heat Policy

    13 Oct 2016

    Progress to date has stalled. The Government needs a credible new strategy and a much stronger policy framework for buildings decarbonisation over the next three decades. Many of the changes that will reduce emissions will also contribute toward modern, affordable, comfortable homes and workplaces and can be delivered alongside a major expansion in the number of homes. This report considers that challenge and sets out possible steps to meet it.

  5. Labour reappoints Alan Whitehead as Shadow Energy Minister

    12 Oct 2016

    Alan Whitehead has been reappointed as Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister just three months after he resigned from the same role. The MP for Southampton Test joins Clive Lewis who is now the Shadow Business, Energy and Industrial Secretary.

  6. An Internet-of-Things Partnership bringing Real Value to Residential Consumers

    11 Oct 2016

    REstore the European market leader in Demand Response (DR), and Itho Daalderop, the leading Dutch manufacturer of domestic climate systems, announce today that they are partnering to integrate the first commercial Demand Response program in the Residential market.

  7. UK loses top 10 spot in global energy ranking for the first time

    11 Oct 2016

    The UK has fallen out of the top 10 of a respected international league table of countries’ energy sectors for the first time. The World Energy Council blamed the government’s lack of clarity and myriad changes which it said have left the country facing a potential gap in energy supply.

  8. DSR could cut energy security costs

    11 Oct 2016

    Increasing the use of demand side response (DSR) could have reduced the cost of last November’s NISM by more than 20%, according to the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU). In its Keeping the Lights On report, issued on Monday 10 October, the organisation said the saving would have been achieved if the Demand Side Balancing Reserve measure had been able to fulfil National Grid’s whole request for an additional 500MW of capacity

  9. CHP home to former Television Centre dream factory

    10 Oct 2016

    Edina Group, a leading supplier, installer and maintenance provider for combined heat and power (CHP) and on-site power generation has been awarded the contract to supply and install a natural gas CHP power plant as part of the renovation project at former BBC Television Centre, White City, London.

  10. University of Northampton and Vital Energi to deliver sustainable energy for new campus

    10 Oct 2016

    The University of Northampton’s new Waterside Campus will use sustainable technology for heat while dramatically reducing its CO2 output. The University has employed sustainable energy experts Vital Energi to deliver the energy solutions for its new campus, opening in 2018.

  11. Whitfield Clinic is the first hospital to achieve ISO50001 energy management accreditation

    10 Oct 2016

    Whitfield Clinic in Waterford City has become the first hospital in Ireland and the UK to achieve the new ISO50001 energy management accreditation. By working in partnership with the global resource management company, Veolia, since 2006, the clinic has already made significant reductions to carbon emissions. Now with the ISO50001 status, Whitfield is set to annually save a further 220 tonnes of CO2 – equivalent to taking around 160 cars off the road each year.

  12. The New Power Interview | Tim Rotheray

    7 Oct 2016

    User-led energy could help improve the efficiency and lower the cost of the UK’s energy supply, and improve security of supply, but inherent bias in the system has to be rooted out to develop it, says the director of the Association for Decentralised Energy. Tim Rotheray spoke to Janet Wood. A few weeks ago we published a link to the article, we now have permission to publish the full copy!

  13. National Grid -  Flexibility Markets & Products Questionnaire

    7 Oct 2016

    At National Grid we’re committed to developing a flexible energy market with appropriate products and services to serve stakeholders from across the whole industry. In order to assist us in making incremental improvements to our existing offerings, we want to ensure that we’re focused on addressing the challenges that both traditional and non-traditional customers face. We would be delighted if you would take the time (approximately 10 minutes) to answer our 12 questions concerning: • Markets • Products and Services • Personal Details

  14. ADE Event | CHP Conference 2016 | 18th October

    7 Oct 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy's annual combined heat and power half-day conference will take place on the 18th October. Join us for a practical conference to support developers, customers and consultants build and deliver successful combined heat and power projects.

  15. Data analytics is key to the success of European energy retailers but most are only scratching the surface

    7 Oct 2016

    75% of energy retailers participating in Delta-ee research say that customer data analytics is one of the key priorities in their retail business. However only 8% have customer data analytics strategies that are fit for purpose. “The recognition of the importance of data analytics is encouraging”, says Delta-ee director Jon Slowe. “European energy companies are realising that to succeed in the new energy world embracing data analytics is critical. It is a vital ingredient to help them grow revenues and profits at the customer end of the value chain”.

  16. Lewis appointed shadow BEIS secretary

    7 Oct 2016

    Labour has appointed Clive Lewis as shadow business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) secretary. Lewis has been serving as shadow defence secretary since June, before which he served within the team scrutinising the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Lewis, who supported Jeremy Corbyn in the recent leadership election, became the MP for North South in May 2015.

  17. Business Green: Sunamp eyes project to ship waste heat by barge to Bristol

    7 Oct 2016

    Renewable heat firm is seeking funding for project to float heat upriver to serve Bristol’s district heating system Renewable heat specialist Sunamp is preparing a pioneering project to transport heat from a waste treatment plant to the homes and businesses of Bristol - by barge.

  18. Introducing vPro2 – The Smart Metering & Billing Solution

    6 Oct 2016

    Vital Energi are pleased to announce the next generation of smart metering and billing technology with the introduction of their new vPro2 solution. The new technology, which is already being installed at 4 developments, can remotely switch between Pay As You Go and Credit Billing modes and comes with a feature-rich, wireless In-Home Display designed to give the end user the information they need to make informed decisions about their energy usage.

  19. Technical Guidance for Customer Export Limiting Schemes - Engineering Recommendation G100

    6 Oct 2016

    The purpose of this Engineering Recommendation (EREC) is to provide guidance on the connection of Customer Export Limiting Schemes (ELS) that operates in parallel with the Distribution Systems of licensed Distribution Network Operators (DNOs). The guidance given is designed to facilitate the connection of ELS whilst maintaining the integrity of the Distribution System, both in terms of safety and supply quality.

  20. ACE: The UK will miss its climate targets without a step-change in buildings energy efficiency

    6 Oct 2016

    New research by the Association for the Conservation of Energy and the Regulatory Assistance Project paints a worrying picture of the UK’s prospects for achieving its carbon targets in the building sector: the Government’s own projections for abatement show that the UK will not meet the 5th Carbon Budget in buildings. Taken together, policies as they currently stand are projected by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to achieve a 21% cut in direct emissions from buildings by 2030 compared to 1990, just 12% below the ‘business as usual’ emissions for 2030. This means that the UK’s emissions from buildings will exceed those recommended by the Committee on Climate Change for the 5th Carbon Budget, in 2030, by 18%.