DECC & DCLG has detailed the terms of reference for an independent review of consumer advice, protection, standards and enforcement for the installation of home energy efficiency and renewables measures.
Gas boilers that produce electricity as well as heating and hot water could grab a third of the European market by 2030 as consumers look to rein in ballooning power bills and governments channel subsidies into low-carbon technology. Reuters reports.
This panel event will consider energy from a business user perspective – in particular picking up debates around energy efficiency, carbon taxation, competitiveness, and decentralised energy solutions – and linking this to the wider debate about productivity.
A report released today features new analysis showing how the UK electricity system wastes a staggering £9.5 billion from the loss of energy before it reaches homes and businesses.
This workshop provides an occasion to discuss the opportunities and challenges of mainstreaming heat networks in the UK. Professionals and academics will provide insights on the state of district heating in the UK and challenges and barriers to its widespread deployment within the national Energy Sector. The workshop is hosted by the University of Manchester’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks in collaboration with Manchester Energy, IEEE Student Branch PES Chapter and the IET.
On 30 September, DECC announced the level of the 2016/17 renewables obligation. See here for more information on how the calculation was made.
Labour's new Shadow Energy Secretary Lisa Nandy has pledged to 'democratise' the energy system by boosting community-owned renewables across the country. EDIE Reports.
The British public is becoming more aware of the scientific consensus on climate change and the public consensus on renewable energy, a survey shows. The ComRes survey for the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) reveals that adults in Great Britain are more likely than a year ago to know that almost all climate scientists believe climate change is mainly the result of human activities.
Ofgem has published its annual tracking survey of Customer Engagement with the Energy Market, conducted for the eighth time in March 2015 by Ipsos MORI. An improvement in trust in suppliers was recorded, with consumers who stated they trusted suppliers to be open increasing 7 percentage points to 35% and those distrusting them falling 7 percentage points to 37%.
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Alastair Martin, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Flexitricity talks Capacity Market, auctions and demand response.
Newly installed heating and hot water systems are now required to display an energy efficiency label rating under new EU legislation.
Following the announcement of a review of the business energy efficiency tax landscape at the Summer Budget, this consultation seeks evidence from a number of stakeholders and sets out policy proposals to simplify and improve the effectiveness of the landscape in supporting the Government’s objectives around simplicity, productivity, security of energy supplies and decarbonisation.
The latest regulations on district and community heating and new industry standards will be explained to heat suppliers, such as developers and landlords, at two forthcoming breakfast seminars in central London hosted by ENER-G Switch2 and Winckworth Sherwood.
This draft guidance document is for generators that receive or would like to receive support under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It gives an overview of the support levels available, the types of generating technologies that might be eligible for the scheme and how eligible generators become accredited.
Western Power Distribution's Distributed Generation stakeholder workshop will cover a range of topics including customer service improvements, innovative connections, transmission/distribution interface issues (Statement of Works) and commercial issues including queue management. In the afternoon, there will be an opportunity for attendees to participate in more detailed ‘surgeries’.
On Friday, DECC announced the results of the Capacity Market pre-qualification results. The ADE has completed some initial analysis of the results.
The Government today published its Business Energy Tax review consultation. This review is part of the Government’s productivity strategy, which aims to streamline and harmonise energy taxes and carbon reporting policies. The Association has published a briefing on the consultation.
A world-first trial that uses the latest technology to collect waste energy from Tube train brakes has captured enough power to run a large Underground station - opening the way for significant savings across the network.
New government figures released today reveal the renewable energy industry is not only continuing to break records on an increasingly frequent basis, but has also for the first time met more than a quarter of the UK's power demand across a quarter. Business Green reports.