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  1. Consultation Response | 2020 Renewable heat and transport targets

    18 Apr 2016

    The ADE has responded to the Energy and Climate Change Committee inquiry into the main challenges with, and potential solutions to, meeting the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets for heat and transport.

  2. Open letter: call for engagement on insights for future regulation

    18 Apr 2016

    In in order to best protect consumers’ interests Ofgem are calling for insights so that they can better understand what is driving energy system change, the likely impacts on consumers and the implications for regulation.

  3. National Audit Office finds DECC Green Deal not value for money

    14 Apr 2016

    The National Audit Office has today concluded that the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) Green Deal has not achieved value for money. The scheme, which cost taxpayers £240 million including grants to stimulate demand, has not generated additional energy savings. This is because DECC’s design and implementation did not persuade householders that energy efficiency measures are worth paying for.

  4. Bakhresa Foods Azam Flour Mill Selects Clarke Energy Chosen to Supply GE’s Gas Engines CHP Plant in Tanzania

    14 Apr 2016

    Clarke Energy and GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced that Clarke Energy, GE’s authorised distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying one of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Said Salim Bakhresa & Co Ltd (Bakhresa) for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which will support the Azam flour mill in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The deployment of this high-efficiency, gas-fuelled CHP plant will help Bakhresa reduce its yearly operating costs.

  5. State aid: interim report of sector inquiry on electricity capacity mechanisms shows significant shortcomings

    14 Apr 2016

    The European Commission inquiry on capacity mechanisms shows they can increase security of electricity supply but many Member States must be more thorough assessing whether they are necessary and in their design to ensure they are targeted and cost-effective.

  6. St Andrews University energy centre ‘good news for St Andrews and for Scotland’, says minister

    14 Apr 2016

    Situated in the grounds of the old Guardbridge paper mill, near St Andrews, the University's new energy centre will use wood chippings to produce energy to heat laboratories and student residences.

  7. Gas prices at 10-year lows fuel demands for energy price cuts

    13 Apr 2016

    Energy companies faced fresh calls to cut their prices after figures from price reporting agency ICIS showed that wholesale gas prices in the first quarter of 2016 averaged just over 32p per therm, down a third on the same period last year and the lowest at any point in the dataset, which goes back to 2005.

  8. UK Steel/EEF briefing on Energy Costs and the Steel Sector

    12 Apr 2016

    The higher electricity prices paid by the UK steel industry have undermined its competitiveness in recent years, a briefing by EEF has argued. The paper, published on Monday 11 April, acknowledged that high electricity costs were not the only issue affecting the steel industry, but said that they had exacerbated other problems faced by the sector.

  9. ESOS: what have we learned about the current energy efficiency opportunities for large UK businesses?

    12 Apr 2016

    Analysis by the Carbon Trust has suggested that organisations could save 20% on their energy bills if they implement the energy saving measures identified by a new government programme. The Carbon Trust said that the average energy spend of a sample of firms that had complied with the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) was approximately £1.8mn––meaning they could save around £360,000 by implementing the suggested energy efficiency measures.

  10. Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) Tender launched

    12 Apr 2016

    National Grid i has launched the latest Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) Tender to procure a maximum of 177MW of de-rated volume for 2016/17 delivery.

  11. The consumer energy revolution begins in New York

    11 Apr 2016

    The energy industry took a giant step towards a consumer-run future today when New York start-up TransActive Grid enabled the first ever peer-to-peer paid transaction of energy in the USA.

  12. Stakeholder Events | National Comprehensive Assessment for CHP and District Heating and Cooling

    8 Apr 2016

    DECC and Ricardo AEA are holding stakeholder events in London and Leeds to discuss the findings of the National Comprehensive Assessment.

  13. The Energyst | The Heat Report

    8 Apr 2016

    The Energyst wanted to gauge views on heat. 81 readers across public and private sectors completed an online survey in early 2016. The findings, presented in this report, suggest significant appetite for a range of renewable heat technologies, particularly heat pumps, CHP and biomass, but a mixed response to the incentives available for them. The Energyst undertook qualitative interviews with five survey respondents, including an energy manager, a financier, a community power company boss, an academic and a consultant. These are also included in the report, alongside a view on decarbonising heat from Association for Decentralised Energy chief Tim Rotheray.

  14. Round 6 of the Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) funding is now open

    7 Apr 2016

    This HNDU funding Round 6 offers grant funding and guidance to local authorities1 in England and Wales for the development stages of heat networks projects (namely heat mapping, energy masterplanning, feasibility studies, detailed project development, and commercialisation).

  15. Workshop | Small scale fuel cell power & CHP as part of the UK H2FC Roadmap

    7 Apr 2016

    You are warmly invited to participate in a workshop on Thursday 14th April in Glasgow as part of a wider UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Roadmapping Exercise to maximise the economic and wider benefits to the UK in the period to 2025 and beyond from growing the sector. The workshop will discuss a draft mini-roadmap on the R&D, innovation and commercialisation of hydrogen and fuel cells in small scale CHP and distributed power generation applications (0.5-2kWe for domestic and up to 20 kWe for small commercial or light industrial applications).

  16. Workshop | Large stationary fuel cells & CHP as part of UK H2FC Roadmapping Project

    7 Apr 2016

    You are warmly invited to participate in a workshop on Thursday 14th April in Glasgow as part of a wider UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Roadmapping Exercise to maximise the economic and wider benefits to the UK in the period to 2025 and beyond from growing the sector.

  17. Gas price war to drive UK prices to seven-year lows

    7 Apr 2016

    UK gas prices could fall to seven-year lows this summer as Russia and Norway prepare to flood Europe with gas in a battle to defend their market share against the rise of US shale.

  18. How to develop district heating and cooling in France

    6 Apr 2016

    This report from the French "Plan Bâtiment Durable" explains that the replacement of district heating and cooling to renewable energies are fully considered part of the approach to decreasing the use of fossil fuels to heat and cool buildings.

  19. Energy innovation: funding competition for businesses

    6 Apr 2016

    Businesses are invited to apply for a share of £9 million from the Energy Catalyst for innovative projects that solve industry challenges.

  20. Joint consultation issued on GB application of network code on requirements for generators

    6 Apr 2016

    National Grid issued a joint consultation for the Grid Code and Distribution Code on GC0048 Requirements for Generators - GB Banding Thresholds on Monday 4 April. The proposal seeks to set banding thresholds for generators as required by the network code on requirements for generators.