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  1. Energy and Climate Change Committee - Committee launches inquiry on setting the fifth carbon budget

    2 Dec 2015

    The Energy and Climate Change Committee launches an inquiry into the fifth carbon budget, looking at the advice of the Committee on Climate Change. The Committee aims to help inform the Government’s decision on setting the budget.

  2. 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.

  3. EU approves UK state aid for RWE biomass-fired power plant

    1 Dec 2015

    The European Commission has approved British plans to subsidise the conversion of RWE's Lynemouth coal-fired power plant in northern England to burning biomass.

  4. Renewables Obligation: Guidance for Generators

    1 Dec 2015

    This Ofgem response document explains to stakeholders the changes that have been made to the final version of the guidance since the draft was published for consultation.

  5. Cogen Europe - Appointment of new Managing Director

    1 Dec 2015

    Roberto Francia will step into the role of Managing Director of COGEN Europe on 1st January 2016. He takes over from Fiona Riddoch who led COGEN Europe from 2006-2015.

  6. ADE Update | Metering of district heating and cooling

    1 Dec 2015

    Here is a brief update on policy developments on the metering of district heating and cooling across the EU.

  7. Ofgem announces £62.8 million to deliver smarter energy network for consumers

    30 Nov 2015

    Ofgem has announced funding of £62.8 million for nine innovation projects as part of its revolutionary innovation competition to deliver smarter energy network for consumers. The funding is provided under Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition (NIC), which encourages energy network companies to enhance innovation to reduce costs for consumer while helping deliver a low carbon future.

  8. Innovation at heart of decentralised energy awards

    26 Nov 2015

    Innovation, ambition and future thinking were at the heart of the Association for Decentralised Energy’s annual awards dinner last night.

  9. £300m investment a milestone for heat networks

    25 Nov 2015

    The Government’s Spending Review announced £300m in funding to support 200 heat networks across the country, opening the door to £2 billion of infrastructure investments in UK cities.

  10. Government scraps CCS competition

    25 Nov 2015

    The government announced on 25 November that it was to cancel its £1bn commercialisation competition for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

  11. Member Briefing | Comprehensive Spending Review

    25 Nov 2015

    Earlier today, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced details of the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review and Autumn Statement. This briefing provides an overview of the announcements that will be of interest to ADE members. This includes details of £300m for heat networks, £295m for public sector energy efficiency, and the continuation of a reduced RHI.

  12. Without action UK Government will miss fuel poverty target in England by 80 years

    25 Nov 2015

    Fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) has today warned that, based on current energy efficiency policies, the UK Government will miss their fuel poverty target in England by 80 years. In addition, some fuel poor households could be waiting over 230 years to receive some insulation measures. The new figures have been released ahead of the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) and the publication of the ONS’s Excess Winter Death figures for last year across England and Wales (both will be released on Wednesday 25 November)

  13. Energy and Climate Change Committee - National Grid - Security of supply

    25 Nov 2015

    During a meeting of the Energy and Climate Change Committee on security of supply, MPs heard from key spokespeople from National Grid on security of supply over winter and arrangements for meeting demand through balancing services.

  14. Heat Trust Launches

    25 Nov 2015

    First GB–wide independent heat customer protection scheme goes live

  15. ENER-G launches ultra-low NOx CHP range

    24 Nov 2015

    ENER-G has launched a new range of 'ultra-low' NOx Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems (50kWe to 230kWe) that are achieving a five-fold reduction in emissions.

  16. UK Green Investment Bank helps mobilise £10bn of capital into UK green Infrastructure

    24 Nov 2015

    UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) has today announced that it has now committed £2.3bn to 58 green infrastructure projects with a total value of £10.1bn. The announcement was made almost three years to the day that the organisation was officially declared open.

  17. Commercial biomass CHP product launched

    24 Nov 2015

    A self-contained, fully maintained combined heat and power unit generating 25 kWe and 60 kWth from biomass wood pellets has been launched into the UK market for commercial applications.

  18. Industry proposals respond to Government challenge of cost effective, secure and low carbon heat

    23 Nov 2015

    The Energy Secretary can unlock billions of pounds of heat infrastructure investment with a new policy framework set out by the decentralised energy industry today. The proposals call for an end to punitive business rates, a better sharing of investment risk to lower the cost of building networks, and an extension of the Government’s heat network advice body.

  19. EU industry cut consumption by 15%

    23 Nov 2015

    EU industry reduced consumption by 15% between 2005 and 2013 according to a release by the European Commission.

  20. District heating – yesterday's concept; tomorrow's energy future

    23 Nov 2015

    To celebrate Out-Law's 15th birthday they are looking ahead to the big changes facing business in the next five years. In this edition the focus is: The centuries-old concept of 'district heating' is growing in prominence again and could revolutionise the way Britons heat their homes and other properties in the years to come.