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  1. Utility Week: EUA questions heat networks target

    2 Mar 2016

    The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has said it is “doubtful” heat networks will reach the 40 per cent coverage predicted by the last coalition government.

  2. Ofgem view on Supplemental Balancing Reserve and Demand Side Balancing Reserve

    2 Mar 2016

    This letter sets out Ofgem's view on the future of Supplemental Balancing Reserve (SBR) and Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) given the government’s proposal to bring forward the Capacity Market (CM) by a year.

  3. Greater London Authority tender for decentralised energy consultants

    1 Mar 2016

    The Greater London Authority (GLA) is pleased to announce a new opportunity for interested contractors to be part of a new framework on Decentralised Energy (DE).

  4. Primary School Pupils Get Behind the Scenes Tour of £25 Million Guardbridge Energy Scheme

    1 Mar 2016

    Pupils from the Guardbridge Community School got an exclusive look at one of the UK’s most significant renewable energy projects after the University of St Andrews and Vital Energi arranged for a tour of the Guardbridge Energy Centre.

  5. The ADE's view on Capacity Market proposals

    1 Mar 2016

    Today DECC announced a series of proposed changes to the Capacity Market designed to deliver great security of energy supply. This article provides a short comment on the proposals and key points of interest for members.

  6. Member Briefing | Capacity Market Reforms

    1 Mar 2016

    The Government has published new proposed reforms to the Capacity Market with the twin aims of reducing the role of diesel and increasing the amount of new build gas CCGT. The Government has also published its response to its Autumn 2015 consultation. This briefing provides an outline of the proposals.

  7. DECC - Open consultation: Consultation on reforms to the Capacity Market, March 2016

    1 Mar 2016

    DECC is seeking views on a number of changes to the electricity Capacity Market (CM). his consultation builds on the October 2015 consultation and further learnings from the second Capacity Market Auction in December 2015. The consultation covers proposed changes on topics such as new build assurance, termination fees, avoiding cumulation of State aid, eligibility for Transitional Arrangements, prequalification timings and reviewing the Capacity Market Rules. It also covers proposals to introduce a supplementary capacity auction in 2016 for the delivery year 2017/2018.

  8. Vital Score with Wembley Contract Win

    29 Feb 2016

    London’s latest redevelopment project is to receive a low carbon energy solution following the multi-million pound contract award to Vital Energi on the flagship North West Lands project which is one of the major phases of the Wembley Park redevelopment

  9. HNDU Project Pipeline 2nd Update Published

    26 Feb 2016

    DECC’s Heat Network Delivery Unit published its second edition of the Heat Infrastructure Investment Pipeline. DECC would like to gather further information on heat networks being developed across the UK, to feed into this exercise or for further information please email hndu@decc.gsi.gov.uk’

  10. Cold homes claiming needless lives and costing every local Health and Wellbeing Board in England over £27,000 each day

    26 Feb 2016

    Fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) is today [26 February] warning that health services could continue to waste well over a billion pounds a year on treating preventable cold-related illness. The charity estimates that every local Health and Wellbeing Board in England is spending, on average, over £27,000 each day, or £10million per year on treating patients with health conditions caused or worsened by living in cold, damp housing.

  11. District Heating & Cooling Group Forum, 2nd March 2016

    26 Feb 2016

    The next meeting will take place at the offices of ADE at 11:00-15:00hrs, on Wednesday 2nd March 2016. Please RSVP to Brian.McGuire@theade.co.uk

  12. Energy crunch ‘looming’ with 25GW to close by 2030

    25 Feb 2016

    The UK faces a “looming energy crunch” with almost 25GW of generating capacity due to close by 2030, according to new research from law firm Bircham Dyson Bell.

  13. Primary energy consumption down, low-carbon sources up

    25 Feb 2016

    Provisional DECC figures have revealed that low-carbon generation accounted for 42.9% of the electricity mix in 2015––up 7.3pp on the preceding year.

  14. Role of renewable CHP praised in Parliamentary debate

    24 Feb 2016

    Positive recognition was received on a number of key renewable CHP issues in a parliamentary debate today. In the lead up to the debate, the ADE shared a briefing with MPs to highlight how biomass CHP needs more policy certainty to stimulate investment. Click to read more.

  15. Energy Efficiency efforts boosted by Welsh Government

    23 Feb 2016

    A new Energy Efficiency strategy that will play a major role in driving economic growth, tackling fuel poverty and improving energy efficiency has been launched today by Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant.

  16. Leisure centre looks to save its own energy

    23 Feb 2016

    The Lakeside Centre in Killingworth has been fitted with a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit that, as well as generating electricity, enables the heat it produces to be used in the centre rather than go to waste.

  17. 1,000 London Homes Set For Low-Carbon Heat

    22 Feb 2016

    Vital Energi are celebrating winning two London-Based contracts with developer Barratt London, which will see them deliver the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) energy centres to provide electricity, heating and hot water for 1,000 new build homes in the capital.

  18. Blazing Rows – Nearly half of UK couples argue over the heating

    22 Feb 2016

    When the cold weather rolls in, the inevitable heating debates begin. Nearly half of couples argue over whether or not to touch the thermostat, according to a survey commissioned by heating and air conditioning specialist Andrews Sykes.

  19. DECC unveils five-year plan

    22 Feb 2016

    DECC has outlined its priority objectives for 2015-20 as part of its single departmental plan. The department said it aims to deliver an energy infrastructure fit for the 21st century, meaning that energy would be both cheap and clean.

  20. Andrew's view: How can we make the electricity system more flexible?

    22 Feb 2016

    Andrew Burgess, Associate Partner, Energy Systems, Ofgem talks about demand side response, aggregation, distribution network operators and energy storage in his view on how we can make our electricity system more flexible.