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  1. 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.

  2. ETI publishes industry perspectives on how to deliver efficient networks for a low carbon future energy system

    20 Sep 2016

    The Energy Technologies Institute has published a new report which examines options for reforming how investment in the UK’s energy network infrastructure is governed and regulated as we move to a low carbon future. The ‘Enabling efficient networks for low carbon futures’ project commissioned ‘think pieces’ from four industry experts on the challenges for investment in the UK’s energy network infrastructures and options for reform.

  3. Energy and Climate Change Committee to disband in October

    19 Sep 2016

    The Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) is to be disbanded on 17 October. Responsibility for scrutinising energy and climate change policy will fall to what is currently the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee. It will be renamed the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee.

  4. 'New era of UK nuclear power' as Hinkley Point finally gets go-ahead

    18 Sep 2016

    The Government has hailed a “new era of UK nuclear power” after it ended years of uncertainty to give final approval to the £18bn Hinkley Point C plant in Somerset.

  5. The New Power Interview: Tim Rotheray, ADE

    16 Sep 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.

  6. Launch of GB Electricity Capacity Market Notice Website

    16 Sep 2016

    The Capacity Market commences on 01 October 2016 and, as System Operator, National Grid is today launching a new website (gbcmn.nationalgrid.co.uk) to support Capacity Market Notices (CMN). To support Capacity Market rules National Grid will continuously monitor electricity system margin on the Transmission system and communicate new CMNs directly to the website where the volume of available generation breaches a threshold set by the UK Government.

  7. Member Briefing | Defra emissions review update

    15 Sep 2016

    Earlier this year the then Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) noted concerns about local air quality from diesel generation, following political and public pressure to address the role of diesel engines in the Capacity Market and other grid services. This briefing note provides Association members with an update on Defra's current proposals and how it may impact operations.

  8. Energy technology cost assumptions outdated, says analyst

    15 Sep 2016

    Renewable power generation costs are already lower on average worldwide than those of fossil fuels and clean energy plants will become even more cost-competitive by 2020, a new sensitivity analysis published by the Carbon Tracker Initiative finds.

  9. Global energy investment down 8% in 2015 with flows signalling move towards cleaner energy

    14 Sep 2016

    A new IEA report – World Energy Investment 2016 – shows the electricity sector leading a broad reorientation of energy investment but warns more is needed to meet climate targets and address energy security concerns

  10. Veolia cements relationship with Hertfordshire County Council

    13 Sep 2016

    Veolia has just signed a 30 year contract with Hertfordshire County Council worth £1 billion reinforcing its partnership with this county north of London. This project will recover energy from residual waste.

  11. Coca-Cola HBC Italia cuts carbon footprint with ENER-G trigeneration technology

    13 Sep 2016

    Coca-Cola HBC Italia will reduce its carbon footprint by 15% and save 40% on its energy costs after installing an ENER-G combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) system.

  12. Report: Energy sector experiencing 'negative impacts' of Brexit vote

    13 Sep 2016

    The majority of energy efficiency suppliers fear that it is a matter of time before consumers are subject to rising prices leading to a slowdown in investment, with suppliers already claiming that the Brexit vote is negatively impacting the sector.

  13. District heating is good value choice says conservative think tank

    9 Sep 2016

    A new report by influential centre right think tank Policy Exchange has today called for a regulatory investment framework to lower costs and benefit consumers. This recommendation echoes the district heating sector’s own recommendation, as well as that of the parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee

  14. Policy Exchange | Too hot to handle? How to decarbonise the way we heat our homes.

    9 Sep 2016

    The government must develop a new strategy to decarbonise the heat sector that is cheaper and easier than current plans, Policy Exchange has said. A report issued by the think tank on Friday 9 September said that plans to roll-out electric heat pumps in four out of five homes represented a “colossal waste of money”, and could cost around £300bn overall.

  15. Fear of disruption hobbling demand-side response uptake by UK firms – free report

    8 Sep 2016

    A survey of 200 end-users finds most businesses are interested in earning revenue from demand-side response. However many continue to fear disruption to operations and believe that their business processes are incompatible with DSR, hamstringing National Grid’s drive to scale the market.

  16. New data reveals 80 per cent drop in community-owned energy following government U-turns

    8 Sep 2016

    Just 10 new community energy organisations were registered between 1 January and September 6 this year according to new figures from Co-operatives UK. This compares with 76 green energy start-ups in 2015. The picture is even bleaker in terms of energy generation with new projects simply described as “not financially viable”.

  17. Heat Conference and ADE Awards - Booking system now live!

    7 Sep 2016

    This year's conference is sponsored by Engie, several supporter spots are available for exhibition space at the conference, and a number of awards category sponsorship opportunities are available for the celebration dinner. The booking system is now live and a number of sponsorship opportunities remain.

  18. Jeremy Corbyn promises 65% share of renewables by 2030

    7 Sep 2016

    Launched in Nottingham by the Labour leader as part of his re-election campaign, the manifesto commits the government to generating 65% of Britain’s electricity from renewables by 2030, possibly rising to 85% if circumstances permit. Corbyn also says he would create 300,000 jobs in the renewables sector, ban fracking, restore the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and phase out coal-fired power in the early 2020s.

  19. Flexitricity steps in after major power station fails

    6 Sep 2016

    Just after 3pm on Monday, September 5, Intergen’s 860MW gas-fired station, which provides enough power for around one million homes, stopped generating. Flexitricity’s demand side response network kicked in to respond within a second, reducing demand at its network of industrial partners to cope with the initial shortfall in supply.

  20. Capture 2016 - UK Energy Storage Conference | 1st November

    5 Sep 2016

    With energy storage identified as one of the eight great technologies in which the UK can become world leaders next steps for integrating a commercial storage industry into the UK energy system are a key priority. Capture 2016 will address the role for energy storage in the new energy infrastructure and consider the latest developments, strategies and opportunities within UK energy storage. Through a combination of conference discussions and networking the event will provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss key debates, maximise potential and accelerate growth within the UK energy storage industry.