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  1. Decentralised energy advocates plan to merge

    25 Jun 2015

    The Association for Decentralised Energy and the UK Demand Response Association today announced plans to merge the two organisations at a reception in the Houses of Parliament.

  2. UK Green Investment Bank announces 2014/15 results and plans to raise private capital

    25 Jun 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government is to look at options for privatising the Green Investment Bank (GIB). Speaking on Thursday 25 June, Osborne said the decision would enable the GIB to “access larger pools of capital and act more freely to invest in a broad range of green sectors”.

  3. DECC & CCC visit Stockport District Heating Sites

    23 Jun 2015

    On Friday 19th June Heat Networks and BG Policy took officials from Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and Committee on Climate Change (CCC) round a number of our Stockport Housing Association sites. This included a visit to a tenant to see the works carried out in his flat as part of the project.

  4. ELN |Scottish community renewables hit new heights

    23 Jun 2015

    Community and locally-owned energy capacity in Scotland could generate enough electricity to power around 100,000 households reports Energy Live News

  5. New Heat Networks Code of Practice Training Course

    22 Jun 2015

    CIBSE has finalised the training material for the training course on the Code of Practice for Heat Networks and the training is now available for booking on CIBSE website. The Code of Practice was jointly written by the ADE and CIBSE.

  6. Greater London Authority begins procurement process for its electricity generation needs for Licence Lite

    22 Jun 2015

    This message is to bring to your attention that the PQQ has now been published and responses are invited.

  7. Business Green | ‘Cost Effective Energy Measures Bill’ gains cross-party support from 50 MPs

    22 Jun 2015

    MPs including Caroline Lucas and Labour's Jonathan Reynolds agree to support the bill, which backers say would save the UK £12bn a year, Business Green reports.

  8. Consultation Response | Business Rates

    22 Jun 2015

    The ADE responded to HM Treasury's discussion paper on business rates review. The review examines the structure of the current system which is paid annually on 1.8 million properties in England. The consultation opens a discussion regarding plant and machinery and energy efficiency investment treatment under the business rates system.

  9. Better Energy Blog | Turning up the heat

    22 Jun 2015

    District heating is making a comeback! These heating systems are winning support from the Government, landlords and planners alike as we look for energy-efficient alternatives to conventional heating systems. Casey Cole, Managing Director at Guru Systems, explains how modern-day technology is helping to reignite enthusiasm for district heat.

  10. Utility Week: National Grid to rely mostly on demand-side balancing by 2030

    19 Jun 2015

    National Grid is set to radically overhaul the way it balances the UK’s electricity system to rely mostly on demand-side measures by the end of the next decade rather than using generating assets. Reported exclusively by Utility Week.

  11. Could Cardiff be sitting on an underground heating system?

    18 Jun 2015

    A bold new project to discover whether Cardiff could be sitting on top of a potential underground heating system has received a funding award from Innovate UK of over £250,000.

  12. DECC - Changes to onshore wind subsidies protect investment and get the best deal for bill payers

    18 Jun 2015

    The Government intends to end new public subsidies for onshore wind farms by legislating to close the Renewables Obligation across Great Britain to new onshore wind generating stations from 1 April 2016.

  13. Consultation Response | Fuel Poor Network Extension

    18 Jun 2015

    The ADE has responded to the Ofgem's Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme review proposal to extend the scheme to support district heating connections.

  14. New Report from the IPPR - When the levy breaks: Energy bills, green levies and a fairer low-carbon transition

    17 Jun 2015

    This report looks at who is paying the most to fund the green and social policies that are wrapped up in our energy bills, who's benefitting, and how this balance could become fairer. Otherwise, as these levies rise, there is a risk that public support will plummet, leaving vital low-carbon and climate change initiatives high and dry.

  15. The development of an energy efficiency strategy for Wales - Consultation

    17 Jun 2015

    The Welsh government is seeking views on a draft Energy Efficiency Strategy. Released on Wednesday 17 June, the draft strategy sets out a series of proposals, including the provision of free energy efficiency assessments and guidance for low income households, and improved information on the value of energy efficiency. Carl Sargeant, minister for natural resources, said: “We must take the opportunity now to deliver, through this strategy, real benefits for our society, our economy and our environment. It is critical for the long-term wellbeing of our citizens, and will confirm Wales as a beacon of best practice in sustainable development.” Responses are invited until 9 September.

  16. New Report : Citizens Advice -The Lost Decade Consumer Experience of Energy Billing Issues 2005 – 2015

    17 Jun 2015

    Citizens Advice has conducted a detailed review of the state of energy billing to find out what’s changed in the past ten years as well as looking ahead to the changes that smart meters will bring. Our report finds that progress has been patchy. Despite increasing consumer concern about energy costs, a wide range of sources recognise that significant minorities of consumers – in many cases those already struggling to pay for their energy – remain disengaged from the current energy market

  17. New Report : ZCH - Overheating in Homes - The Big Picture

    16 Jun 2015

    There is concern in the housing sector that as the climate changes, and we get better at building and retrofitting homes to prevent heat losses in the winter, we may inadvertently increase the risk of overheating in warmer months. This report looks at the results of a two-year project to take stock, investigate the extent to which the housing sector is gearing up to address over - heating risk, and assess what changes to business processes and government frameworks could increase the resilience of the housing stock to extreme heat.

  18. New Report : Accenture - Actionable Insights for the New Energy Consumer

    16 Jun 2015

    Accenture survey reveals high levels of interest in solar technologies and energy efficiency amongst domestic energy customers

  19. Business Green: UK 'falling short' on EU renewable energy commitment

    16 Jun 2015

    Keep on Track! report finds renewable electricity is set to meet 2020 goals, but transport and heat sectors could miss Brussels targets reports Business Green.

  20. How Finland Could Turn Horse Poop Into Power

    15 Jun 2015

    A Finnish company is experimenting with using horse manure as fuel for biomass energy production.