Deputy First Minister John Swinney today (Monday, July 6) marked the official start of construction work on the Guardbridge £25 million green energy centre.
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.
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.
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.
HHIC call for single workable heat policy to help meet fourth carbon budget in new report launched in the House of Commons.
ENER-G has won a top renewable energy industry award for innovation in anaerobic digestion and biogas CHP generation.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Technology developed by Guru Systems to analyse energy efficiency of district heat networks gets through to the second round of Government funding programme
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%.
Development of innovative new heat network technologies will go ahead thanks to £6m in funding, DECC announced on Thursday.