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  1. Six in ten elderly people skimp on heating to cut winter fuel bills

    13 Jan 2016

    More than 60 per cent of elderly people will ration their heating this winter amid fears over high energy bills, according to a new survey reported in the Telegraph.

  2. RES to Build UK Energy Storage Demo Project

    12 Jan 2016

    Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has signed its first U.K. contract to build and support a lithium-ion battery energy storage system for a 300 kVA/640 kWh demonstrate project for several different applications of energy storage on the grid.

  3. Plymouth Energy from Waste CHP Facility starts operations

    11 Jan 2016

    Having successfully installed the final steam and electrical connections to HM Naval Base Devonport, the Plymouth Energy from Waste Combined Heat and Power Facility at North Yard, Devonport, has now started continuous operations and is sustainably generating energy.

  4. Response to National Infrastructure Commission Call for Evidence

    11 Jan 2016

    The ADE welcomes the Commission’s focus on energy infrastructure, particularly its focus on ensuring that existing and future infrastructure are used as productively and efficiently as possible. Our response sets out two key principles to help ensure infrastructure options deliver the best consumer value in the transition to an affordable, secure and low carbon economy.

  5. Event: How securing energy supply is key to a growing UK economy - a UK/Nordic seminar aimed at industry and legislators

    11 Jan 2016

    The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce (DUCC) and partners are hosting a conference to bring together businesses and legislators of a strategically important region, to discuss how best to utilise the challenges associated with securing energy supply by turning it into business and economic opportunity.

  6. Rudd warns Brexit could bring energy market ‘uncertainty’

    11 Jan 2016

    Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has come out in favour of remaining within the European Union, and has warned that voting to leave in the upcoming referendum would plunge the energy market into uncertainty.

  7. DEMAND Project Seminar | 14 January 2016

    8 Jan 2016

    The ADE and the DEMAND (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand) Project is hosting a seminar at the ADE Offices on the morning of 14 January before the Demand Response Forum. This free seminar will present insights from the DEMAND Centre research on what is energy for, when is it used, and how is it changing.

  8. Reminder: Draft consultations and data request

    8 Jan 2016

    Before the holidays, the Association sent out two draft consultation responses and a member data requests. This is a reminder to submit any comments before the deadlines.

  9. Scottish Government announce 10.6 million heating scheme

    7 Jan 2016

    A new energy centre will be constructed in Broomhill, Glasgow, to provide heating and hot water to 702 homes through the Cube Housing Association District Heating project.

  10. British households could chop another £303 off annual fuel bills by 2020 - This Is Money reports

    7 Jan 2016

    British households could collectively save £1.5billion on energy bills through increased adoption of simple energy saving measures, according to a think-tank's calculations.

  11. IMechE Report | Heat Energy - The Nation's Forgotten Crisis

    7 Jan 2016

    The UK’s current heat infrastructure evolved in response to the availability of abundant supplies of affordable North Sea gas; it is no longer fit for purpose to meet our future energy security challenges, social needs and decarbonisation aspirations. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers new report Heat Energy: the Nation's Forgotten Crisis provides three recommendations to meet the heating challenge.

  12. Edie: Rudd blames Labour for £175m 'diesel farm' subsidies

    7 Jan 2016

    nergy Secretary Amber Rudd has been forced to defend her decision to allocate a new subsidy to back-up 'diesel farms' in Parliament today (7 January). In this afternoon's Energy Questions session in the House of Commons, Rudd was grilled on the policy by shadow energy secretary Lisa Nandy, Edie reports.

  13. Opra Turbines - Webinar Series

    6 Jan 2016

    Over the next three months Opra Turbines will host a series of complimentary webinars. Titles include: Gas Turbine and Cogeneration at Dairy Plants, Gas Turbine and Cogeneration at Breweries and Gas Turbine and Oil & Gas Applications.

  14. Revealed: Emails undermine government’s argument for cutting renewables support

    5 Jan 2016

    The government has repeatedly cited official forecasts of rising energy costs to justify cuts to subsidies for renewables, saying consumer bills need to be kept under control. But calculations behind the forecasts – until now undisclosed – show it expected domestic energy bills to be nearly £100 lower in 2020 than previously thought, despite higher subsidies. Carbon Brief reports.

  15. Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 Frequently Asked Questions

    4 Jan 2016

    This document is designed to answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) received by National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) in relation to the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and its associated amendments.

  16. Report | Research on district heating and local approaches to heat decarbonisation

    23 Dec 2015

    The Element Energy report for the Committee on Climate Change estimates the size of the near-term market for district heating in the UK and looks at the potential impact of district heating on heat decarbonisation in the medium and long term.

  17. Member Briefing | Ofgem insights paper on households with electric and other non-gas heating

    23 Dec 2015

    Consumers with non-gas heating systems do not typically enjoy the same level of consumer protection as gas customers, in part due to a lack of direct sectoral regulation for alternative fuels & sources i.e heating oil, LPG, solid fuel and district heat. Ofgem’s report analyses consumer experience of electric heating, and considers options to better protect consumers in other non-gas sectors. It is intended that the report inform Ofgem’s work on improving the experience of non-gas consumers within their remit (i.e electric heating users). Read the member briefing for an overview of Ofgem's views on district heating.

  18. L’Oreal's 100% carbon neutral production site unveiled

    23 Dec 2015

    Cosmetics giant L’Oreal has unveiled its first 100% carbon-neutral production site in Libramont, Belgium, the result of a three-year collaboration with Belgian-based energy players Eneco and Bio Energie. The site uses CHP to provide heat and electricity for its production processes.

  19. 2nd Annual Utility Week Future Networks Conference

    22 Dec 2015

    The 2nd Annual Utility Week Future Networks Conference is a must-attend event for forward-thinking professionals adapting to the future of electricity and gas networks. This one-day event will explore these challenges, and ask how networks are creating and capitalising on the associated opportunities.

  20. TED Southend-on-Sea: Construction works for power plants and heating plants

    22 Dec 2015

    Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a requirement for a combined heat and power plant in the main hospital. The Trust will invite offers for design, build, commission, operational and maintenance of the plant and equipment. It is envisaged the bidder will be selected for design, build and commissioning with an operation and maintenance term of 10 years. Bidders will be selected for the Trust requirements and a PQQ (Pre Qualification Questionnaire) will be issued.