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  1. Inspiration is key theme at CIBSE Conference

    5 Oct 2016

    Performance, Inspiration and Aspiration are the keywords behind the 2016 Building Performance Conference and Exhibition, organised by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as it officially launches this year’s programme. Following on from CIBSE President John Field’s promise to inspire engineers to ‘talk the talk’ and fight for their place at the heart of modern life, this Conference will bring together over 40 expert speakers to showcase the latest thought on building performance and help engineers deliver and maintain high performing buildings.

  2. Policy and Market Update Q3 | September 2016

    1 Oct 2016

    The Quarterly Policy & Market Update provides an overview of recent Government decisions as well as intelligence on ongoing policy and market development and updates on work completed by the Association.

  3. Business ratepayers: Click, find and review your draft rateable value

    30 Sep 2016

    The VOA has published the 2017 draft rateable values for all properties that pay business rates. Using the online tool, organisations can find their draft rateable value, and then estimate their new business rates liability that will commence from April 2017.

  4. Ed Davey warns looming 'embedded benefits' grid shake-up could prove a 'huge mistake'

    30 Sep 2016

    Former Energy and Climate Change Secretary Sir Ed Davey has warned a pending decision to shake-up the UK's network charging arrangements could prove a "massively bad decision", leading to a drop in low-carbon energy generation, higher security risks and higher energy prices for consumers. Business Green reports.

  5. Veolia delivers more power to the Bradford: 50@50 programme

    30 Sep 2016

    programme Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, has now increased low carbon generation for the University of Bradford (UoB) by over a third by designing and installing an additional 525kWe combined heat and power, (CHP), unit. This new CHP adds to the existing 1.4MWe capacity, estimated to save more than £8 million in energy costs over 20 years.

  6. Heat Trust launches first customer accessible Heat Cost Calculator

    30 Sep 2016

    Heat Trust has today launched its Heat Cost Calculator. Designed specifically for domestic customers served by new district heating schemes, the Heat Cost Calculator is a new online tool that will allow customers to compare their annual heating and hot water costs with a typical, alternative heating system.

  7. Utility Week: Price benchmarking tool will force heat suppliers to ‘step up’

    30 Sep 2016

    Heat Trust has today launched a calculator which allows heat network customers to compare the cost of their heating against the typical gas boiler. The Trust has launched the tool to improve transparency in the sector on the price breakdown of heat network bills.

  8. Consultation Response | Ofgem Open Letter on Embedded Benefits

    30 Sep 2016

    The ADE has published its response to the Ofgem Open Letter on embedded benefits, highlighting the risks from Ofgem's approach to both distributed generators as well as the wider energy system.

  9. ENGIE awarded major decentralised energy contract for generating station complex in Leeds

    29 Sep 2016

    ENGIE has been awarded a contract to carry out a full refurbishment of the Leeds Generating Station Complex (GSC), jointly owned by the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. On completion of the refurbishment, ENGIE will operate and maintain (O&M) the facility for 25 years, guaranteeing energy savings during this period.

  10. Energy policy overhaul 'needed to cut costs and keep lights on'

    29 Sep 2016

    The Government is facing fresh calls to overhaul its energy policy to cut costs for consumers, as new analysis claims renewables policies alone will equate to £466 a year for every UK household by 2020. The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS), the right-wing think tank behind the analysis, and petrochemicals giant Ineos are both also calling for the Government to scrap its unilateral UK carbon tax, which pushes up energy bills.

  11. Haverhill Leisure Centre Six Figure Savings Re-invested into New Facilities

    28 Sep 2016

    Haverhill Leisure Centre has invited Mark Brown of EuroSite Power (OTCQX: EUSP) to visit its new Gym and Power Room refurbishment and upgrade, which the financial savings generated by one of the company’s innovative energy-saving agreements helped fund.

  12. Demand Response Forum | 5th October

    28 Sep 2016

    We look forward to seeing members at the next Demand Response Forum on Wednesday 5 October 2016 from 10am – 1pm, at the ADE offices, 10 Dean Farrar Street, London SW1H 0DX.

  13. Industry faces £160m energy hit under overhaul of power plant rules

    26 Sep 2016

    Last week the ADE spoke with the Telegraph's Energy Editor Emily Gosden about the embedded benefits consultation and what the proposed changes mean to industrial manufacturers. An article was featured in the Sunday Telegraph.

  14. Seminar examines how CHP can meet London's new zero carbon dwellings policy

    23 Sep 2016

    The requirements of the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) new zero carbon dwellings policy and the role of combined heat and power (CHP), will be discussed at a breakfast seminar in London on Friday 30 September.

  15. Member Briefing | Ofgem Capacity Market Rules Consultation

    23 Sep 2016

    Ofgem has published its annual consultation on changes to the Capacity Market Rules. The consultation provides an opportunity to submit proposals for changes to the Capacity Market Rules by 5pm on 11 November 2016.

  16. Vital Energi Design Department Grows By 260%

    22 Sep 2016

    Following strong, continued growth Vital Energi are delighted to announce that their Design Department has grown by 260% over the last 6 years to incorporate 65 full time members of staff.

  17. UK’s first gas power plant in three years activated

    22 Sep 2016

    Irish utility ESB has announced that the Carrington gas-fired power plant in Manchester has commenced operation.Carrington gas power plant The 880 MW facility has already secured a contract for power for the winter of 2019/20 under the capacity market scheme.

  18. Veolia powers tallest tower hotel in the UK

    21 Sep 2016

    Due for completion in Autumn 2016, the tallest hotel tower in the UK will soon benefit from the on-site generation of low carbon electricity, heating and hot water using one of Veolia’s latest combined heat and power (CHP) units. By using CHP the landmark hotel will cut around 213 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year and save the equivalent Grid energy for nearly two million hot showers.

  19. Shortlist announced for 2016 ADE Awards

    20 Sep 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy Awards 2016 will be presented on Wednesday 23 November at the Natural History Museum, London. The awards showcase innovation, best practice and achievement across combined heat and power, district heating and demand response and energy services, providing an opportunity for organisations and professionals to celebrate success and collective attainment.

  20. ADE Awards shortlist reflects “incredible year” for decentralised energy

    20 Sep 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) today announced the shortlisted entries for its annual awards programme. The ADE Awards Dinner – sponsored by Vital Energi - will be held at the Natural History Museum on the evening of Wednesday 23 November.