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  1. UK investors urge government to back renewable energy investment

    11 Sep 2015

    A coalition of British investors have written to Chancellor George Osborne, urging him to boost support for the UK's renewable industry following a summer which has seen successive subsidy cuts hit the sector. Business Green reports.

  2. Squeezing the orange: Maximising CHP’s electricity value - Slide Pack

    11 Sep 2015

    An ADE member event that focused on how CHP operators and suppliers can navigate an increasingly complicated regulatory and market landscape, avoiding risk and securing value. Download the slides and read tweets from the event here.

  3. Modern energy market to turn consumer to producer

    10 Sep 2015

    Britain’s largest demand response provider says a shake-up in the country’s energy market could see businesses in all sectors become the power stations of the future.

  4. DECC - Further action taken to prevent energy bills rising

    9 Sep 2015

    Following a public consultation, the government has announced that they will be removing pre-accreditation for all new participants in the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme from 01 October.

  5. Government rejects call for report on removing CCL exemption

    9 Sep 2015

    The government has defeated an amendment to the Finance Bill that would have required the Treasury to report on the impact of removing the Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption for renewables electricity.

  6. Morgan Stanley expecting lower capacity market clearing price

    9 Sep 2015

    According to Morgan Stanley's latest report the 2015 capacity market auction is “unlikely to clear above the 2014 level and could be somewhat lower”.

  7. First council-owned energy supply company launched in Nottingham

    9 Sep 2015

    Nottingham City Council has today (Monday 7 September 2015) launched Robin Hood Energy, the first local authority-owned not-for-profit energy supply company since nationalisation of Great Britain’s electricity supply industry in 1948.

  8. Chatham House Energy Transitions conference | 9 - 10 November 2015, London

    8 Sep 2015

    This autumn policy-makers, leading energy companies, investors and market experts will gather at Chatham House to assess the shift in electricity markets and the future of traditional, large-scale remote power generation.

  9. Heat 15 Blog* One Year On | Innovative heating a success for Notre Dame Primary School

    7 Sep 2015

    Last year, the innovative combined heat and power and ground source heat pump system installed at Notre Dame Primary School was celebrated at the ADE's annual awards dinner. One year on, we spoke to Bob McNair from Glasgow City Council to find out more about how this innovative system has benefitted the school's community.

  10. New guide to compliant metering and billing for communal heating schemes

    7 Sep 2015

    ENER-G Switch2 has published a free e-guide entitled "How to Charge for Communal Heating", including advice on new regulations and recommendations for metering and billing.

  11. Cornwall and Isles of Scilly successful in bid for £1.3 million to provide central heating in hundreds of homes

    7 Sep 2015

    A partnership, led by Cornwall Council’s Public Health service and including the Council of Isles of Scilly, Community Energy Plus, Cornwall Housing, Devon and Cornwall Housing Group, Coastline Housing, Guinness Trust, Inclusion Cornwall and SSE, has welcomed the news that it has successfully bid for £1.3 million from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Central Heating Fund.

  12. EDF chief: Hinkley Point C to be delayed

    4 Sep 2015

    Jean-Bernard Levy, EDF's chief executive has confirmed that the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant has been delayed and will not start generating power in 2023 as planned.

  13. Europe's oldest hospital gets green energy upgrade to cut emissions

    4 Sep 2015

    As part of the NHS energy efficiency drive, London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital is investing in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) plant to help boost the capital’s energy security and reduce the area’s emissions.

  14. Evaluation of the Heat Networks Delivery Unit

    4 Sep 2015

    CAG Consultants, in association with Narec Distributed Energy (NDE), were commissioned by DECC to undertake an evaluation of the Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) – a specialist unit established in 2013 to address the capability and capacity issues faced by local authorities (LAs) when developing heat networks. The purpose of this research is to help refine future activity; provide formal accountability for the spend to date; inform wider DECC and other government departments work; identify where cross-government engagement is required to support the development of heat networks; and to help local authorities improve their approach to developing such projects.

  15. Consultation response | Future of the fuel poor connections Scheme

    3 Sep 2015

    The ADE has provided a short response to Ofgem's minded-to decision on the Fuel Poor Scheme consultation, which proposes to set-up a target for district heating connections.

  16. UK energy policy labelled 'totally irrational' by Scottish Government

    3 Sep 2015

    UK energy policy was labelled 'totally irrational' by Ministers today as Parliament was updated on the closure of Longannet power station next March.

  17. Drax and Infinis launch legal challenge over CCL exemption

    3 Sep 2015

    Energy giant Drax and renewable energy firm Infinis have launched a legal challenge against changes to the Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption made by the government in the summer budget.

  18. Lightwater Valley makes eco-friendly energy savings with biomass

    3 Sep 2015

    A North yorkshire theme park is making energy savings of around £130k per year after installing eco-friendly biomass heating systems.

  19. IPPR urge investment in energy efficiency

    2 Sep 2015

    The government should accelerate investment in energy efficiency measures for low-income households with a further £1bn of annual capital spending, according to a new report from IPPR.

  20. Investment in heat networks in Scotland

    1 Sep 2015

    The Heat Network Partnership estimates that delivery of 50% of the 103 known heat network projects in Scotland offers an investment opportunity of around £100m to £240m.