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  1. "Complex and unequal" Capacity Market excluding businesses

    11 Dec 2015

    The Government’s commitment to reform the Capacity Market must increase the role of businesses such as manufacturers, the Association for Decentralised Energy said today.

  2. Ofgem - Insights paper on households with electric and other non-gas heating

    11 Dec 2015

    In this report, Ofgem analyse the experience of consumers with electric heating, and look at the demographics to see who they are. They also outline what they propose to do next. In fulfilling their commitment to the Energy and Climate Change Committee, they also include some thinking on options to better protect consumers in other non-gas sectors, where there are currently no direct sectoral regulators, ie heating oil, LPG, solid fuel and district heat.

  3. Member Briefing | Capacity Market auction results

    11 Dec 2015

    On 10 December, the second Capacity Market auction was completed, with provisional results published on 11 December. The member briefing provides a quick overview of the results.

  4. Take part in a low carbon project, earn a cash reward – and win an iPad mini

    11 Dec 2015

    Distribution network operator Electricity North West is looking for volunteers to take part in a revolutionary £5.5 million low carbon trial. The Respond project will deliver an intelligent approach to managing fault current and the company is looking for customers with generation or large motors to complete a one-off survey or to sign up for ‘fault current limiting services’. Anyone who completes the survey before 18 December 2015 will be entered into a draw to win an iPad mini.

  5. DECC - Capacity Market auction opens today

    10 Dec 2015

    The second Capacity Market auction, which will secure extra capacity for 2019/20, opened this morning at 09:00. The auction acts like an energy guarantee by making sure there is enough capacity available to meet peak electricity demand.

  6. Government proposes major VAT hike for domestic solar installations

    10 Dec 2015

    A proposal to boost VAT rate from five per cent to 20 per cent likely to add £900 to the average cost of domestic solar projects, say campaigners

  7. Consultation Response | Reforms to the Capacity Market

    10 Dec 2015

    The ADE has responded to a consultation calling for views on proposed changes to the Capacity Market. The most significant of these changes would ensure that new-build generating plant which win agreements in the CM auction face the right incentives and penalties to ensure that they deliver fully and according to their agreements. This is intended to ensure that the mechanism operates as intended to maintain high levels of security of supply.

  8. Climeon’s groundbreaking heat-power solution wins prestigious award for marine energy savings

    9 Dec 2015

    INS. Climeon AB has been awarded "Technology Innovation Award" for its ground breaking heat power solution. Frost and Sullivan rates Climeon Ocean as #1 industry solution for Marine Waste Heat Recovery. Climeon Ocean uses low temperature heat and converts it into 100% clean electricity

  9. CPV unveils pioneering district heating pipe

    9 Dec 2015

    CPV Ltd has unveiled the next generation of district heating pipe systems, with the launch of an innovative product that offers a service pipe that has none of the corrosion risk associated with steel systems, yet it’s able to cope with higher temperatures and pressures that would be beyond the normal safe limits of polymer-based pipe systems.

  10. ENW cancels planned power cuts due to reduced demand

    9 Dec 2015

    Electricity North West (ENW) avoided cutting power to some customers last night as households responded to calls to limit their energy demand to reduce the stress on reconnected supplies.

  11. Local heat networks could be developed in South Gloucestershire

    8 Dec 2015

    New homes could benefit from cheaper fuel bills and CO2 emissions could be reduced if local heat networks are installed at large scale developments such as the former Filton Airfield site, a study has revealed.

  12. RTPI urges government to reinstate zero carbon homes policy

    8 Dec 2015

    The RTPI is one of 13 organisations who have written to Mr Angus MacNeil, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECC), to request a formal investigation into the scrapping of the zero carbon homes policy. This letter was recently published by the ECC as part of their enquiry into energy efficiency.

  13. IPPR Report - Mad maths: How new diesel generators are securing excessive returns at billpayers' expense

    8 Dec 2015

    The proliferation of diesel generators within the UK energy system and the returns that investors have been able to secure are having a negative impact in terms of affordability and value for money, decarbonisation, and energy security a new report from the IPPR said today.

  14. International geothermal initiative launched at COP21

    8 Dec 2015

    A Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) to boost developments the industry has been launched at COP21. It aims to achieve a 500% increase in global installed capacity for geothermal power generation and a 200% increase in heating by 2030.

  15. Green Investment Bank - NHS Tayside secures funding for multi-million pound energy efficiency programme

    8 Dec 2015

    The £15.4m project will include the construction of an energy centre at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee.

  16. Heat 2015: Last chance to submit feedback

    7 Dec 2015

    If you haven't done so already, we'd love to hear your feedback on Heat 15 conference that we held at the end of November. Photos and presentations are also available from the event.

  17. ADE Draft Response | Capacity Market Design Consultation

    4 Dec 2015

    The ADE has prepared a draft response to the DECC consultation on reforms to the Capacity Market. We would welcome members' views on the draft response by 5pm on Wednesday 9 December 2015.

  18. FSB Briefing - Small businesses need support to be more energy efficient

    3 Dec 2015

    A new briefing from the Federation of Small Businesses suggests 90% of businesses want to be energy efficient but many do not feel empowered to make these savings because of a lack of information, available cash, or suitable motivation.

  19. Rushlight Awards 2015-16 - open for entries - Closing date 31 December 2015

    3 Dec 2015

    Now in their 9th year, the Rushlight Awards are an established event recognizing the cleantech stars and sustainability champions of today. They are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations and initiatives for businesses and other organisations throughout UK, Ireland and internationally.

  20. All Energy @ SECC, Glasgow

    2 Dec 2015

    All Energy is the UK’s largest renewable and sustainable energy exhibition and conference connecting suppliers of district and renewable heating systems with business, local authorities and the public sector looking for efficient, safe, low carbon and cost-effective heating solutions.