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  1. DECC - Energy Trends and Prices statistical release

    24 Sep 2015

    The publications cover new data for the second quarter of 2015. Energy Trends covers statistics on energy production and consumption, in total and by fuel, and provides an analysis of the year on year changes. Energy Prices covers prices to domestic and industrial consumers, prices of oil products and comparisons of international fuel prices.

  2. Shape the future of our energy system at Heat 2015

    23 Sep 2015

    Heat 2015 conference, hosted on the same day as the Spending Review, will give industry, Government and others the very first opportunity to debate its impact on the future of our energy system. With heat, the hidden engine of our economy, accounting for almost one half of UK energy costs and a Government Spending Review focused on cutting the deficit while delivering priority public services and economic growth - Heat 2015 will examine the key role that heat will play in delivering a sustainable, affordable future.

  3. Scotland to offer subsidies for solar projects

    23 Sep 2015

    Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said “To maintain a consistent policy framework until the Renewables Obligation closes, the Scottish Government is retaining the current policy on grandfathering and support levels for solar PV projects in Scotland."

  4. DECC Blog | Shale gas – an inconvenient truth for the anti-fracking lobby

    23 Sep 2015

    DECC minister Andrea Leadsom said that gas would serve as the critical “bridge” away from coal and towards a low-carbon system, and that it would be preferable to depend on UK shale supplies rather than overseas imports. Read DECC's blog to find out more.

  5. CMA extends energy investigation timetable

    22 Sep 2015

    The CMA has extended the timetable for its investigation into the energy market. The extension is to allow the CMA sufficient time to consider the many detailed responses received from suppliers, consumer groups, government and regulators to the provisional findings and range of potential remedies published in July.

  6. Veolia re-energises CHP in the UK

    22 Sep 2015

    Today, Veolia has announced its specialist combined heat and power (CHP) company, Cogenco Limited, will be fully integrating with the UK group and adopting the Veolia name. The move will enable the company to offer its customers a wider range of CHP based low carbon energy solutions across all market sectors.

  7. Energy Policy Debate | The new government's energy policy hosted by the Energy Institute

    21 Sep 2015

    The Energy Institute are delighted to invite you to their upcoming Energy Policy Debate entitled ‘The new government's energy policy’ which will take place at CMS Cameron McKenna (CMCK), London on 13 October 2015.

  8. £48m investment into new green energy plant in Northumberland

    21 Sep 2015

    Plans for a new £138m green energy plant in Northumbetland have been given a further boost with a £48m investment.

  9. 4 ways the UK can get almost all its power from renewables – without Hinkley

    21 Sep 2015

    The UK could generate more than 80% of its electricity from wind, solar and tidal power within 15 years and keep the lights on – thanks to advances in storage and smart technology and falls in the costs of renewables – according to a new detailed study.

  10. Utility Week | Enabling heat as a service

    21 Sep 2015

    In the third of a series of connected home insights, Sue Furnell explores the technologies and trends she expects to drive the creation of a market for heat as a high-value service.

  11. Using sustainable biomass as an energy source could reduce the cost of meeting the UK’s 2050 carbon targets

    21 Sep 2015

    Using sustainable biomass as a source of energy could reduce the cost of meeting the UK’s 2050 carbon targets by more than 1% of GDP helping to make low carbon energy more affordable for consumers and businesses, according to new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).

  12. Industry coalition urges Government to rethink green cuts

    18 Sep 2015

    A coalition of businesses, trade groups and community organisations has said the government should reconsider its intended cuts to support for the renewables sector. In a letter––signed by the likes of Panasonic, Energy UK and Community Energy England––the groups accepted that subsidies for renewables could not continue “indefinitely”, but that it was “absolutely essential” that changes to government policy were taken after consultation with stakeholders in order to retain investor confidence.

  13. Scottish Government launch £2.3m fund for heat pumps

    18 Sep 2015

    A new Challenge Fund of £2.3m is being launched today to encourage the development of large scale water source heat pump schemes in Scotland.

  14. Take a peek behind the doors of London's heat and power stations!

    18 Sep 2015

    Open House London is the capital's largest annual festival of architecture and design, taking place on 19 & 20 September 2015. This year a number of energy generation facilities including South East London CHP Energy Recovery Facility, Pimlico District Heating Undertaking and Bunhill Heat & Power Energy Centre will be open this weekend to the public.

  15. Energy and Climate Change Committee announce inquiries

    17 Sep 2015

    The Energy and Climate Change Committee has launched two inquiries; the first into whether increased uncertainty around energy policy is undermining investor confidence and the second on home energy efficiency and demand reduction.

  16. British Gas to create warmer, energy efficient homes in Southampton in £27 million scheme

    17 Sep 2015

    Homes across Southampton are set to become warmer and more energy efficient, under a £27 million partnership between Southampton City Council and British Gas.

  17. Policy changes threaten UK renewables market

    17 Sep 2015

    The UK has fallen out of the top ten in Ernst and Young’s Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) for the first time since the index was launched 12 years ago.

  18. Enviroenergy launches new pre-payment heat meter

    16 Sep 2015

    Enviroenergy in partnership with Nottingham City Council has announced the launch of its third generation pre-payment heat monitor to help people manage their energy consumption.

  19. £144m recycling plant gets council green light

    16 Sep 2015

    A GIANT incinerator capable of powering up to 30,000 homes has been given planning permission. The £144 million waste recycling and heat and power plant, to be run by Spanish-based firm FCC Medio Ambiente, is set to be constructed on the former railway marshalling yards at Millerhill.

  20. Industry response to Rip Off Britain

    15 Sep 2015

    Today's BBC Rip Off Britain episode looked at a district heating scheme in London where residents expressed concerns with the reliability of the scheme and the affordability of their energy bills. Read the ADE's response here.