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  1. Infrastructure at heart of Spending Review as Chancellor launches National Infrastructure Commission

    30 Oct 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne will today insist better infrastructure is vital to improve the lives of British people as he commits to £100 billion of spending in this Parliament for new roads, rail, flood defences and other vital projects including energy supply and demand.

  2. Small Scale CHP Database | 25MW sold in last 6 months

    29 Oct 2015

    UK CHP manufacturers sold more than 25 MW of small-scale CHP in the last six months, with a noticeable rise in CHP for community heating, according to new figures from the Association for Decentralised Energy’s small-scale CHP sales report.

  3. Better Energy Blog | Answering Bill Watts’ awkward questions by Casey Cole

    29 Oct 2015

    We republish Casey Cole's, (Managing Director at Guru Systems) reply to Bill Watts' criticism of CHP and district heating. Last week, Bill Watts at M&E practice Max Fordham wrote a passionate rant against CHP and heat networks on the Construction Manager website. Here Casey outlines his top tips for how M&E engineers working on heat network projects could help improve the design and performance of systems.

  4. New All-Encompassing Energy Efficiency Framework from LHC

    28 Oct 2015

    Public sector procurement specialist, LHC, is calling for applications to its new energy efficiency framework for England, Wales and Scotland. This new framework, which is due to be fully launched early in 2016, will be provided across three distinct workstream bands to meet landlords varying requirements for energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. This will provide opportunities that will appeal to both SMEs and larger companies including building insulation, micro-generation, traditional boilers and heating systems and refurbishment works, as well as consultancy and project management.

  5. Government to cut tax relief for community green energy schemes

    28 Oct 2015

    The government has announced plans to cut tax reliefs for community energy schemes building new renewable power capacity such as solar and wind.

  6. New rules open up competition in connections to local power grids

    28 Oct 2015

    Owners of Britain’s local electricity grids will face new rules from 30 October 2015 forcing them to open up competition in the electricity connections market.

  7. Draft consultation response | Energy and Climate Change Committee inquiry: Low carbon network infrastructure

    27 Oct 2015

    The Energy and Climate Change Committee is investigating what changes are required from today’s electricity infrastructure to build a low carbon, flexible and fair network. The Association has produced a draft response to the Committee's inquiry and welcome comments from members by the 2nd November.

  8. Supplemental Balancing Reserve: Notice of Tender for 2016/17 Winter

    27 Oct 2015

    National Grid has today published a Notice of Tender letter on their website relating to the 2016/17 winter.

  9. Global Energy Summit 2015

    26 Oct 2015

    The Global Energy Summit is London Business School Energy Club’s annual flagship event, providing an unrivalled forum for political, academic and business thought-leaders to explore and debate their ideas on the future of the energy industry Tickets now on sale for the club's 12th Global Energy Summit.

  10. Event | Rehau District Heating Workshop

    26 Oct 2015

    REHAU will be hosting its annual District Heating workshop on the 4th November at the Building Centre in London. The expert speaker line up includes DECC, CIBSE and Buro Happold and covers topics such as the recent CIBSE Code of Practices, optimising heat network design, funding options and an innovative new procurement solution for Local Authorities.

  11. Constant Product Development Generates Savings for District Heating and Community Heating

    26 Oct 2015

    Improved insulation quality results in a reduced heat loss between the heating station and the consumer and so an overall better economy for District and Community Heating. The insulation value is precisely the core focus of the latest new development of LOGSTOR FlextraPipe, which now has the best insulation value in the market. With a service life of the pipe system exceeding 30 years the saved amount, accumulated over time, will be considerable with a positive effect on the investment.

  12. Make energy reduction a priority finds committee inquiry

    26 Oct 2015

    Reducing energy demand will be critical to ensuring the security of our energy supply in the future and a parliamentary committee is today calling on the Scottish and UK Governments to make this a priority.

  13. World set to use more energy for cooling than heating

    26 Oct 2015

    The world faces a looming and potentially calamitous “cold crunch”, with demand for air conditioning and refrigeration growing so fast that it threatens to smash pledges and targets for global warming the Guardian reports.

  14. Delta-ee Event | Amber Rudd MP says "don't give up on heat" - but how can low carbon technologies thrive without subsidy?

    23 Oct 2015

    Tune into Delta-ee's webinar on the 12th November to explore: • Creative finance – can it transform the market? • Disruptive business models – who’s doing what in the UK? • Controls, storage and services – a route into the customer’s home?

  15. Better Energy Blog | CHP & DSM's starring role in Greenpeace 2030 Energy Scenarios

    23 Oct 2015

    A new report from Greenpeace shows how a tripling in fossil fuel and renewable CHP would help the UK meet its power decarbonisation goals in a way that would be technically, socially and economically viable.

  16. Consultation Response | Small-scale Feed-in Tariff review

    23 Oct 2015

    The small-scale feed-in tariff review proposed a set of measures to control costs, including revised tariffs and deployment caps.

  17. FIT and RHI Statistics

    22 Oct 2015

    DECC has published its latest data for accreditations to the Renewable Heat Incentive and Small Scale Feed in Tariff.

  18. New low-carbon electricity generation is cost-effective option for UK power sector investment in 2020s and beyond

    22 Oct 2015

    A low-carbon electricity supply is the most cost-effective way to meet the need for more generation in the 2020s given the UK’s climate change commitments, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today.

  19. BRUGG Group purchases PIPE2000 Ltd

    21 Oct 2015

    Swiss manufacturing group Kabelwerke BRUGG AG Holding has acquired a 100% shareholding in PIPE2000 Ltd - one of the longest serving customers of BRUGG Pipesystems.

  20. Member Briefing | Revision of SAP

    21 Oct 2015

    DECC is proposing revisions to the way district heating systems are dealt with under SAP, the National Assessment Methodology for energy rating in dwellings. This member briefing sets out the Association's position on the revisions.