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  1. Complaints to the Energy Ombudsman up 23% since 2014

    25 Jan 2016

    Ombudsman Services: Energy today publishes annual data for complaints received in 2015. Complaints increased to 65,168 in 2015 compared to 52,937 in 2014.

  2. Scottish Government - Integrated approach to energy efficiency

    25 Jan 2016

    A £14 million fund will allow Councils across Scotland to make homes, public buildings and businesses more energy efficient, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil announced today. Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP) will help improve warmth in buildings and homes, drive down energy bills and work towards reaching climate change targets. The fund will help local authorities to pilot new and innovative approaches to energy efficiency with community groups and businesses, which can then be taken forward when SEEP is rolled out fully from 2018.

  3. DECC Procurements: Guidance for local authorities and heat network developers

    22 Jan 2016

    The Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) within DECC is supporting local authorities to deliver heat network projects to commercialisation. We are looking for procure contractors to develop two sets of guidance documents for local authorities and heat network developers, to fully understand the “economic and financial” and “commercial and strategic” components of heat network projects in order to support their progression from the feasibility study through to business case delivery. For more information about the contracts, please visit the Contract Finder website. The closing date for tender returns is 8 February 2016, 12noon.

  4. The Essential Guide to Small Scale Combined Heat and Power by ENER-G

    22 Jan 2016

    With low gas prices and rising electricity costs, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in the industrial and commercial sectors is an increasingly attractive option. A new guide from ENER-G looks at how CHP could transform your energy consumption, how to integrate it into your building and finance it through incentives and how Tesco is reducing its carbon footprint with CHP.

  5. Consultation Response | Ofgem Capacity Market Rules

    22 Jan 2016

    The ADE has proposed a range of Rule changes that would facilitate participation of CHP, DSR and non-traditional generators, and provide lower costs and higher transparency for all market participants. These proposals cover pre-qualification simplification, Rule clarification and operational-based Rule changes.

  6. EuroSite Power CHP Goes Live at Littledown Centre

    21 Jan 2016

    EuroSite Power is now operating a 200 kWe combined heat and power (CHP) at Littledown Centre, Bournemouth, UK.

  7. ADE Director to give evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Committee

    21 Jan 2016

    ADE Director Dr Tim Rotheray will give evidence in front of the Energy and Climate Change Committee on Tuesday 26th January on the topic of Low Carbon Network Infrastructure.

  8. DECC Policy paper: Draft Legislation on Energy

    21 Jan 2016

    This document sets out the draft legislation which will assist in increasing competition in the energy market; thereby enabling consumers to get a good deal by keeping prices down and ensuring they are protected.

  9. ADE response to Citizens Advice report - District Heating Networks: analysis of information request

    20 Jan 2016

    A new report from Citizens Advice has provided six recommendations to the district heating sector following an information request to local authorities. The district heating sector said the combination of independent heat customer protection and construction and operation standards are already directly implementing many of the consumer body's recommendations.

  10. Energy from Waste conference – heat networks take centre stage at UK’s leading event for waste to energy

    20 Jan 2016

    Next month’s Energy from Waste conference, www.efwconference.com, is delighted to announce that David Wagstaff, Head of Heat Infrastructure Team, Deputy Director at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, is taking the keynote speech on day 2, 25 February, at the Energy from Waste conference.

  11. Eunomia Report | Investing in UK Electricity Storage

    20 Jan 2016

    The electricity storage sector in the UK is set to see “significant growth” over the next five years, a new report by Eunomia has claimed. Published on Monday 18 January, Investing in UK Electricity Storage said that deployment was likely to take “a major step forward” in 2017 as National Grid’s Enhanced Frequency Response contracts, intended to help maintain grid frequency within an acceptable range, came online.

  12. Eurosite Power books over $350,000 in cash incentives

    20 Jan 2016

    Eurosite Power is pleased to announce the receipt of $358,780 (£249,118) cash in Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) incentives from the UK government. The ECA program provides a tax incentive to businesses that invest in energy-saving equipment that meets published energy-saving criteria. Managed by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the ECA program is a key part of the UK government’s efforts to combat climate-change.

  13. Low Carbon Heat & Water Conference - Glasgow - 23rd February

    18 Jan 2016

    The International 2016 Low Carbon Heat and Water conference and showcase is an unmissable opportunity for companies to discuss their solutions with buyers.

  14. IEA are calling for your views on their next research project

    18 Jan 2016

    The IEA are calling on members and stakeholders to list their 5 key research priorities for district heating and cooling.

  15. Increasing World’s Share of Renewable Energy Would Boost Global GDP up to $1.3 Trillion

    18 Jan 2016

    Achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by up to 1.1 per cent, roughly USD 1.3 trillion, according to new analysis by IRENA.

  16. DECC Consultation on ensuring regulation encourages innovation

    18 Jan 2016

    This consultation enables stakeholders to offer their views on current regulatory activities led by DECC and the OGA and how they interact with energy sector innovation. Other regulators are conducting parallel engagement exercises, for which links and contacts are provided within the document.

  17. Ofgem: Energy firms overcharging customers

    15 Jan 2016

    Energy companies are "overcharging in many cases" with prices failing to fall in line with dropping wholesale costs reports the BBC this morning.

  18. DSR aggregator slams capacity auction 'trap'

    14 Jan 2016

    The government’s initial arrangements to bring forward demand-side response are a “trap” that business customers wanting to participate in the market should avoid, according to the founder and chief strategy officer of the UK’s largest demand response aggregator. Utility Week reports.

  19. Better Energy Blog | Let’s ditch energy efficiency

    14 Jan 2016

    Written by Dr Steven Fawkes and kindly republished with his permission his blog argues that energy efficiency as a term is too technical, boring and conjures negative connotations of getting by with less. Instead he proposes we use the term energy productivity - with its positive glow of generating wealth.

  20. ADE Director to speak @ Policy Forum: Energy policy in London - security, infrastructure and sustainability event

    13 Jan 2016

    In response to the growth in energy demand that London is predicted to generate over the medium-long term - including current forecasts of 1 to 4 % annual increases in electricity consumption - what steps can be taken to ensure the future security of supply, particularly in terms of the development of supporting heat and electricity infrastructure? What can London learn from previous initiatives, and from peer cities internationally, in supporting the growing district heating sector? What role can local boroughs play in supporting the future sustainability of London’s energy supply, and how much progress has been made with the development of local energy generation? How may policy-makers develop energy affordability for London’s consumers - and what has been the impact of a drive towards tariff-switching, as well as the national fuel poverty strategy, which was published in March 2015?