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  1. UK electricity grid 'holds back renewable energy'

    12 May 2015

    The Solar Trade Association (STA) has called on the Conservative government to invest in Britain’s power infrastructure to protect low-carbon projects, The Guardian has reported.

  2. Commercial meets domestic with new Bosch boiler

    11 May 2015

    Leading manufacturer, Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, has enhanced its market-leading range of gas-fired boilers with the launch of a 50kW GB162 boiler. The new appliance has been introduced to offer even more installation flexibility for heating engineers and perfectly bridges the gap between domestic boilers and Bosch’s current light commercial GB162 range.

  3. ENER-G shortlisted for British Renewable Energy Awards

    11 May 2015

    ENER-G has reached the finals of the 10th British Renewable Energy Awards, in recognition of its success as an innovator in combined heat and power (CHP). The awards are hosted by the Renewable Energy Association, which has shortlisted ENER-G for the Innovation Award.

  4. Decentralise In Camden Event

    8 May 2015

    In line with the 27% borough wide carbon reduction target by 2017 in the Camden Plan, the Council continues to find better ways to encourage and equip organisations across the borough with the knowledge, tools and capability to reduce their carbon dependency. This event is set to enable organisations across the borough to support and involve themselves in decentralised energy networks by showcasing the benefits of the business case and what it can mean in regards to efficiency and therefore carbon footprint.

  5. Member Briefing | Election 2015 Results

    8 May 2015

    In an election thought to be 'too close to call' by many predictive polls, late this morning, the Conservatives exceeded the overall majority with 327 seats, with a further 4 seats to be declared. Read our Election overview and a summary on what the Conservative Party has planned for energy.

  6. UK energy company shares climb on expected Tory election win

    8 May 2015

    Utility Week reports that major energy companies' shares went up this morning when exit polls indicated a Conservative majority victory.

  7. Marriott hotels using energy demand reduction to cut carbon footprint

    7 May 2015

    The Guardian reports on the hotel adopting new demand-response programme to cut costs and improve their green credentials

  8. Ofgem proposals for distribution connections

    6 May 2015

    We would welcome members' views on the proposed approaches to improve arrangements for connecting to the electricity distribution network.

  9. Energy storage is crucial, but it's not the only piece in the puzzle

    6 May 2015

    A few years ago, it was rooftop solar. Now battery storage is the new silver bullet to solve our energy problems. Storage is a great step forward, and it will play an important role in our sustainable energy future. But it is just one piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is our energy future.

  10. Member Briefing | Capacity Market Trading

    5 May 2015

    In March 2015, DECC published a discussion document to detail how Capacity Market participants might be able to trade their obligations in a secondary market. At the request of ADE Industrial Forum members, we have now produced a briefing note which aims to explain the secondary obligation trading proposals, as well as explain how these proposals fit within the other trading options, such as volume reallocation or through financial instruments.

  11. Gas-fired power plants feel the price pinch from low energy prices

    5 May 2015

    Britain’s gas-fired power plants are beginning to feel the squeeze of low profit margins as analysis revealed the nation’s first quarter fuel mix was powered by record levels of output from wind farms.

  12. Market stability reserve: Council takes important step towards the reform of EU Emissions Trading System

    4 May 2015

    Council and European Parliament representatives reached an agreement in principle on the decision concerning the establishment and operation of a market stability reserve (MSR) at a meeting on 5 May 2015. The decision, which introduces measures to tackle structural supply-demand imbalances in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), is an important step in the fight against climate change and paves the way for the wider review of the EU ETS.

  13. IEA: Clean-energy innovation essential to meeting climate goals

    4 May 2015

    A concerted push for clean-energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals, the International Energy Agency said on Monday as it released its flagship energy technology report.

  14. Number of renewable energy patents filed worldwide falls 42% in three years as “green” innovation stalls

    4 May 2015

    The number of patents for renewable energy products and systems filed worldwide has fallen by 42% in the last three years, suggesting that global investment and innovation in "green" energy is stalling, says EMW, the commercial law firm.

  15. Tesla unveils Powerwall battery in 'critical step' for low carbon economy

    1 May 2015

    Tesla, the maker of luxury electric cars, has unveiled a series of batteries that will allow homes and businesses to store renewable energy, as it attempts to solve a major challenge facing the transition to the low carbon economy. Business Green reports.

  16. Ofgem allows £31mn SBR and DSBR cost recovery for winter 2014-15

    1 May 2015

    The regulator published its decision on Tuesday 28 April on the supplemental balancing reserve (SBR) and demand side balancing reserve (DSBR) costs for winter 2014-15. Ofgem has decided not to disallow any of the costs incurred by National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) relating to the procurement and testing of SBR and DSBR for the winter.

  17. Tender | Bunhill 1 District Heating Scheme Extension

    1 May 2015

    This contract is for up to two new connections to the existing Bunhill Heat and Power network.

  18. Cogeneration Project - A year in review

    30 Apr 2015

    A year after the installation of a 229kW Cogeneration System at the Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre in Wagga Wagga, the results have proven again that Cogeneration was a good investment.

  19. Carbon price shift could have significant earnings impact on major european utilities

    30 Apr 2015

    In 'Flicking the switch: are electric utilities prepared for a low carbon future' - CDP's research, the second of a series, ranks European utilities in a league table (see end) based on a number of different emissions-related metrics. When taken in aggregate, these metrics could have a material impact on a company's earnings in a market where the regulator is seeking to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the EU by 40% by 2030 (and 80% by 2050) from 1990 levels.

  20. Record high for low carbon electricity

    30 Apr 2015

    Low-carbon electricity supplied a record 38.3 per cent of power in 2014, with 19.2% coming from renewable sources.