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  1. EU heating strategy draft favors renewables and district heating

    12 Oct 2015

    The European Commission is working on a strategy to reduce energy wasted in heating homes and offices, prompting concern among utilities which fear it will reduce their power sales. Early next year, the Commission plans to formulate recommendations on heating and cooling with a view to update EU energy legislation and possibly draft new directives. In five "issue papers", seen by Reuters, the Commission presents options for a heating and cooling policy more focused on renewable energy and district heating systems that bring hot water into homes via underground pipelines.

  2. Consultation Response | National Grid Balancing Services Consultation

    12 Oct 2015

    National Grid have proposed that this consultation that the SBR and DSBR balancing services can continue to be used by the system operator to assist with balancing the transmission system in winters 2016/17 and 2017/18. The ADE's response supports the services' continuation in principle but highlights a number of options including better access for demand response services, to ensure lowest cost to the consumer.

  3. Consultation Response | Evidence to BIS Committee inquiry of Government Productivity Plan

    12 Oct 2015

    This inquiry explores whether the Productivity Plan addresses the main causes of low productivity in the UK and whether it is likely to achieve its desired results. The ADE highlighted the substantial opportunity to improve energy productivity and the benefits this would bring in terms of reducing energy bills, creating jobs and building a stronger economy.

  4. Heat 15 Blog | A year of innovation

    9 Oct 2015

    This year, Guru Systems has embarked on a project it believes will transform the decentralised energy market by dramatically improving the efficiency of district heat networks. Nine months on, Managing Director Casey Cole explains why their findings will make welcome reading for developers, consumers and network designers.

  5. Scottish Government - Record increase for renewable heat

    9 Oct 2015

    The amount of heat generated by renewable sources in Scotland grew by 36 per cent during 2014.

  6. ENER-G CHP technology selected for major London housing scheme

    9 Oct 2015

    ENER-G has been selected to supply combined heat and power (CHP) technology for phase two of the Leopold Estate housing scheme in Tower Hamlets, London.

  7. Greens call for Government rescue package for the Energy Efficiency Industry

    9 Oct 2015

    The Green Party have called on the Conservative Government to provide an immediate rescue package for staff who have lost their jobs in the energy efficiency industry and for a complete rethink of their lack of support for green industries.

  8. Ten billion tonnes CO2 emissions saved thanks to energy efficiency over past 25 years, says IEA

    9 Oct 2015

    A collective 870 million tonnes of CO2 emissions were saved in 29 developed countries last year thanks to ongoing improvements in energy efficiency, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

  9. Utility Week | DSR offers ‘five times quicker’ balancing than a thermal plant

    8 Oct 2015

    Reducing demand for electricity could help to balance the UK’s power system as much as five times faster than firing up a thermal power plant as supply margins shrink, according to new research.

  10. DECC - Energy Trends section 6: renewables

    8 Oct 2015

    DECC today published energy trends data recording a record high of an 8.6% increase in renewable electricity generation year on year.

  11. Ofgem issues guidance on RHI data submissions and eligibility

    7 Oct 2015

    Ofgem has published an easy guide to eligibility and periodic data submissions for non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) participants.

  12. U.K. Said to Consider Closing All Coal-Fired Plants by 2023

    7 Oct 2015

    The U.K. is considering whether to close all of its 12 coal-fired power plants by 2023 as part of its effort to reduce the greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, an official with knowledge of the discussions said.

  13. Sponsorship Opportunities Heat Conference 2015 and ADE Awards Dinner Wednesday 25th November 2015

    7 Oct 2015

    The ADE Annual Conference and Awards are the leading events for the CHP, district heating, demand side energy services and community energy sectors in the UK, bringing together policy makers, opinion leaders and energy consumers for stimulating debate, political perspectives and industry insights. Click the link to find out more about this year's sponsorship opportunities.

  14. Member Briefing | Ofgem's decision on the fuel poor connection scheme

    7 Oct 2015

    Ofgem published its final decision on the extension of the fuel poor connection scheme on 30 September 2015 in which it announced plans to to extend the scheme to include district heating solutions.

  15. Have you downloaded our new report yet?| Less Waste, More Growth : Boosting energy productivity

    6 Oct 2015

    There is an immense opportunity to improve our energy productivity, cutting energy bills, creating jobs and building a stronger economy. Currently 54% of the energy used to produce electricity is lost by the time it arrives at a UK home or business, where further losses occur. This lost energy is worth £9.5 billion a year, the equivalent of £354 per household, more than half the average home’s annual electricity bill. It also represents the annual carbon emissions equivalent to every car in the UK. While not all energy waste can be stopped, there are immediate, practical, cost-effective steps which could save over £3 billion a year. Read the report to find out how we could improve the UK's energy productivity.

  16. Energy Efficiency Saves US Manufacturers $2.4 Billion

    6 Oct 2015

    Energy efficiency has saved large manufacturers in the United States an estimated $2.4 billion in energy costs over the past five years, and could generate over $11 billion in annual energy savings by 2020.

  17. Community renewables meets target early

    6 Oct 2015

    A target which aims to get renewable energy into community or local ownership has been met five years early. An estimated 508 megawatts (MW) of community and locally owned capacity is now operational in Scotland which exceeds the 500MW target by 2020.

  18. New IPPR Report - Zero-carbon London: A plan for the next mayoral term

    6 Oct 2015

    London is not on pace to meet it's current emissions target, a 60 per cent reduction by 2025. The IPPR call on the next mayor of London to pick up the pace – and provide a plan for how they could pursue an ambitious new target, for London to be a zero-carbon city by 2050.

  19. Reminder: Applications open for Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) funding Round 5

    6 Oct 2015

    A reminder that the fifth HNDU funding round is open, until 1 November 2015. £2m is available for Local Authorities in England and Wales progressing district heating projects.

  20. DECC: Tackling poor customer service in the energy sector

    5 Oct 2015

    Amber Rudd today announced new measures to investigate and tackle poor customer service from energy companies.