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  1. IEA DHC Annex Workshop at the International trade fair and Congress for Heating, Cooling and CHP on April 21

    10 Feb 2016

    The IEA will be hosting a workshop on the realization of innovative low temperature district heating systems in communities at the International trade fair and Congress for Heating, Cooling and CHP on April 21, 2016 in Messe Frankfurt/Main / Germany. Click the link for more details.

  2. Carbon emissions slashed by 83% if LPG switched for Biopropane’

    10 Feb 2016

    ‘The annual carbon emissions from the residential LPG sector could be slashed by 83% by 2025 if heating was switched to biopropane’ says a new report published today by leading trade association, the Energy and Utilities Alliance, EUA. The report entitled ‘Biopropane for the off-grid sector’ considers the impact that introducing biopropane, a green gas, would have on carbon emissions and homeowners alike.

  3. World Waste to Energy City Summit May 10-11 2016

    10 Feb 2016

    The 2016 World Waste to Energy City Summit brings together a world class speaking faculty including international waste management CEOs, developers, bankers, private equity financiers, technology providers and industrial end users for two days of intensive networking. ADE members are entitled to a discounted rate. Click the link for more information.

  4. The edie Live Innovation competition - enter your decentralised energy innovation today!

    10 Feb 2016

    Innovation is vital to the survival and success of UK plc and the planet. Radical and disruptive change is needed in the way materials and resources are used and how organisations do business. Innovation and emerging technologies are an essential building block for that sustainable future. Recognising this, edie Live has designed a competition specifically designed to promote and support innovation in the sustainability space.

  5. North West Cambridge Development – Spine Complete and Lots Take Shape

    10 Feb 2016

    Vital Energi are delighted to announce that they have successfully completed the 2.5km district heating spine on the first phase of the North West Cambridge Development. The installation provides the District Heating pipework for the project across the 150-hectare site, allowing for the distribution of low carbon heat and hot water across the site which will eventually include 3,000 homes, accommodation for 2,000 postgraduates, 100,000sqm of academic research and development space and community facilities including a supermarket, school, hotel and care home.

  6. Bioteam Final workshop on District Heating - Jumpstart the EU’s Heating and Cooling Strategy

    9 Feb 2016

    This event (16th February) , which targets business operators, policy & decision makers and regulators, aims at discussing the barriers and the challenges for the promotion and innovation of district heating in a number of EU Member States (i.e. Finland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and The Netherlands). Various options will be explored, with the help of a qualified platform discussion in the second part of the seminar, on how to overcome such obstacles. The ambition of this event is to identify a set of options and tools useful for Member States to take district heating to the next level within the EU.

  7. Rugeley Power Station expected to cease operations this summer

    8 Feb 2016

    ENGIE is today announcing that its 1,000 MW Rugeley Power Station in Staffordshire is expected to cease market operations in early summer 2016 due to the deterioration in market conditions for UK coal-fired power generation.

  8. Sadiq Khan unveils plan for London clean energy revolution

    5 Feb 2016

    Speaking on a visit to the Islington Bunhill Energy Centre, Sadiq Khan announced ‘Energy for Londoners’, a not-for-profit company that will take a lead on clean and green energy across the city.

  9. Clarke Energy to Deliver GE Engines in Major Northern Territory Power Infrastructure Upgrade

    5 Feb 2016

    GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced that Clarke Energy, GE’s authorised distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying 10 of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Territory Generation for an upgrade at its existing Owen Springs power station facility as a key part of the Northern Territory Government of Australia’s $75 million investment in Central Australia.

  10. Member Briefing | Medium Combustion Plant Directive

    5 Feb 2016

    The European Commission has published the final version of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) 2015/2193. The Association has prepared this briefing note to highlight the main components of the Directive and key areas of interest for members’ operations. NOTE: all emission limit values are defined at a standardised oxygen content of 15% for engines and gas turbines, rather than the typical UK reference level of 5%.

  11. Programme of the 2016 COGEN Europe Annual Conference released!

    4 Feb 2016

    This year’s most anticipated European event for the cogeneration sector comes back to the heart of Europe. It will present pivotal ideas as to how we might move towards a more integrated and decentralised energy system and a more robust and efficient energy market. The COGEN Europe Annual Conference 2016 assembles the main political, industrial and market players in the cogeneration sector, to discuss and debate the major strategic questions that bring cogeneration to the apex of Europe’s energy future.

  12. Utility Week: GDN short termism 'hampering heat decarbonisation': ADE

    4 Feb 2016

    District heating networks must be treated as long-term energy infrastructure to avoid sky-high energy bills for consumers, the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has warned.

  13. Event: UK-Wide Infrastructure Investment Conference 8-9 June 2016 Millennium Hotel London Mayfair

    3 Feb 2016

    Programme designed in coordination with Allianz Global Investors, Legal & General Capital, KPMG UK, CBRE Capital Advisors, Estover Energy, White Rose CCS Consortium. The Conference is divided into 2 clear focus days, which can be Attended & Exhibited at separately: • 8 June: Transport, Housing and Regeneration Infrastructure • 9 June: Energy Infrastructure

  14. BIS Cutting Red Tape Review on Energy - Report Published

    3 Feb 2016

    established energy companies to innovative start-ups, BIS were told that the most significant burdens in the sector were driven by regulation and enforcement, which is overlapping, duplicated, and not specific enough or not designed from the perspective of how it may place burdens on businesses. The report from the Cutting Red Tape review of the energy sector has now been published, including the Government’s response.

  15. Utility Week: Lords back feed-in tariff cuts

    3 Feb 2016

    The House of Lords has voted to keep new feed-in tariff rates due to come into effect from the beginning of next week. A ‘fatal’ motion to repeal the changes was defeated on Tuesday evening by a margin of more than two to one.

  16. DECC wants to hear your views on heat network financing at Energy from Waste 2016

    2 Feb 2016

    Energy from Waste 2016 provides a key opportunity for you, as a stakeholder within the heat delivery sector, to speak with representatives from DECC, to discuss how you believe such models could work and how the challenges can be overcome. David Wagstaff, Head of Heat Infrastructure Team, Deputy Director at DECC, is outlining policy and strategy in his key note address first thing in the morning on Day 2 of the conference. Later that day, 25 February, George Robinson, of Commercial & Corporate Finance Advisory, DECC, is taking part in the Achieving financial viability for heat networks discussion session, and is keen to hear the views and opinions of the industry, and to explore models for successful heat network economics.

  17. Thousands of firms still not compliant with ESOS as deadline passes

    2 Feb 2016

    The Environment Agency has confirmed that around 3,000 eligible firms remain non-compliant with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), despite the deadline passing last week.

  18. The ADE welcomes new Policy Manager, Dr Barney McManigal

    1 Feb 2016

    We are delighted to welcome Dr Barney McManigal who has taken on the role of Policy Manager for district heating.

  19. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust energy efficiency project receives £7m boost

    1 Feb 2016

    UK Green Investment Bank plc and DLL have committed £6.9m to a programme of energy saving measures at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. GIB has committed £3.4m to the scheme as part of the £50m NHS energy efficiency funding alliance that it established with DLL in 2014. The project was procured through the Carbon and Energy Fund (CEF) framework, with Vital Energi appointed as the Trust partner. The design, construction, installation and on-going asset management of the scheme will be carried out by Vital Energi under a 15-year performance contract.

  20. 4 million + older people worried about heating costs

    1 Feb 2016

    More than a third of older people – 4.1 million individuals over 65 – are worried about the cost of heating their homes this winter, according to new research for Age UK.