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  1. Work begins on pioneering £25m green energy centre

    6 Jul 2015

    Deputy First Minister John Swinney today (Monday, July 6) marked the official start of construction work on the Guardbridge £25 million green energy centre.

  2. Exhibit at European Utility Week

    6 Jul 2015

    The European Utility Week will take place in Vienna for the first time, following three successful years in Amsterdam, bringing together key players from all over Europe. It is the industry leading event in the smart utilities sector featuring a large scale exhibition with a strategic conference programme and case study presentations. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), together with BEAMA, are organising a UK Delegation and GREAT branded pavilion to showcase UK capabilities in the smart utilities sector focusing on smart energy/smart grids and connected homes. Download the flyer to find out how your organisation can be involved.

  3. CBI - AECOM Infrastructure Survey 2015 (Final Call)

    6 Jul 2015

    From energy security, to new runways, to delivery of projects like HS2, this will be a crucial period for infrastructure, and the CBI will be working to shape policy at every available opportunity. Your feedback will shape the CBI’s dialogue with government, and help us make the case for improvements to the UK’s energy, transport, waste, water and digital infrastructure.

  4. Renewable Heat Incentive: Amendment regulations 2015

    6 Jul 2015

    The government announced on Monday 6 July that it had laid in Parliament amendments to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. The changes include: updated installer standards for heat pumps, solid biomass and solar thermal; the introduction of a new methodology for calculating heat pump efficiency; and the introduction of a more accurate forecasting methodology to better reflect operational realities for biomethane plants. The proposed amendments also clarify the reporting requirements for non-domestic participants so that combined heat and power installations participating in both the Renewables Obligation and the RHI do not have to demonstrate compliance with the sustainability requirements under the latter, when these are already being met under the former.

  5. New Report from HHIC - Pathways II: A low carbon roadmap for domestic heat’

    6 Jul 2015

    HHIC call for single workable heat policy to help meet fourth carbon budget in new report launched in the House of Commons.

  6. ENER-G wins UK Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Industry Award

    3 Jul 2015

    ENER-G has won a top renewable energy industry award for innovation in anaerobic digestion and biogas CHP generation.

  7. Capacity Market Auction Guidelines Published

    3 Jul 2015

    These Auction Guidelines form the legal requirements for market participants wishing to enter the Capacity Market and for owners of Mandatory CMU’s not wishing to enter the Capacity Market. In addition to these obligatory Auction Guidelines, the Delivery Body is also preparing non statutory user support guides , providing information and training which is referenced in this document .

  8. 370 Electricity/CHP Anaerobic Digestion Plants now operational

    2 Jul 2015

    ADBA’s new detailed Market Report, published at UK AD & Biogas 2015, has shown that Biogen’s new food waste plant in South Wales marks a major milestone: the industry’s 400th operational anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, many of which produce electricity using CHP.

  9. Climate Change Minister signs international agreement

    2 Jul 2015

    Scotland has signed up to an international partnership of Governments committed to ambitious action to tackle climate change, Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod announced today.

  10. 486 MicroCHP schemes receiving FITs

    2 Jul 2015

    Ofgem published its quarterly report on the feed-in tariff scheme on Tuesday 30 June, covering the period 1 January-31 March 2015. The regulator notes that a total of 35,810 renewable installations were registered in the quarter, including 486 MicroCHP schemes.

  11. Capacity Market Operational Guidance event

    2 Jul 2015

    The ADE will be hosting a Capacity Market Operational Guidance event with National Grid and Elexon for Association members and guests at the ADE offices on July 16 from 09:00 - 12:00. The event will focus on supporting CHP generators and other industrial, business and public sector energy users to understand what they need to do to prepare for the Capacity Market auction.

  12. Making power on-site can play a major role in meeting our energy challenges

    1 Jul 2015

    The CBI today launched a new paper, Small Steps, Big Impact, at a CBI East Midlands energy conference which highlights the major role that on-site generation can play in meeting the UK’s energy and climate change challenges, as well as its significant potential in supporting business, communities and the economy.

  13. Energy Live News | Energy efficiency saved US $800bn last year

    1 Jul 2015

    Energy efficiency measures saved US consumers and businesses around $800 billion (£500bn) last year. That’s roughly $2,500 (£1,600) per capita. Energy Live News reports.

  14. €550 million to be made available for key energy infrastructure projects

    30 Jun 2015

    The European Commission will make up to €550 million available to finance key, cross-border energy infrastructure projects in Europe, as part of a call for project proposals launched on 30 June.

  15. New Report | Committee on Climate Change - Meeting Carbon Budgets - Progress in reducing the UK’s emissions

    30 Jun 2015

    In brief; the UK is on track to meet the second and third carbon budgets, and in 2014 emissions decreased 8% compared to the previous year. However, concerns remain about underlying progress, and about whether progress can be sustained through the 2020s. Significant action is required in the new Parliament in order to meet the fourth carbon budget and to stay on track to the 2050 target

  16. BH Live Agrees To a 15 Year Partnership with EuroSite Power

    30 Jun 2015

    EuroSite Power Inc has signed an agreement worth approximately £2.26 (US$3.62) million with BH Live for a solution at Littledown Centre, Bournemouth, UK.

  17. ENER-G publishes farmers' guide to the financial benefits of waste energy

    30 Jun 2015

    Biogas generation specialist ENER-G has published a free guide to help British farmers gain financial benefits from turning farm waste into energy via anaerobic digestion.

  18. DECC backs Big Data energy analysis tool with share of £6 million fund

    29 Jun 2015

    Technology developed by Guru Systems to analyse energy efficiency of district heat networks gets through to the second round of Government funding programme

  19. Renewables at all time high in first quarter

    26 Jun 2015

    DECC's quarterly Energy Trends report, published this week, suggested that the contribution of renewables had risen to an all time high of 22.3%.

  20. £6m investment in affordable heat innovation

    26 Jun 2015

    Development of innovative new heat network technologies will go ahead thanks to £6m in funding, DECC announced on Thursday.