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  1. Member Briefing | Political Party Manifestos - Election 2015 *UPDATED*

    21 Apr 2015

    The UK Parliamentary general election takes place on 7 May 2015. This member briefing provides a summary of the six major parties' proposals for energy and climate change as outlined by their manifestos. These parties are the Conservative, Labour, the Liberal Democrat Party, the United Kingdom Independence Party, the Scottish National Party and the Green Party.

  2. Cogen Europe Conference | The UK's Heat Strategy: Lessons for the EU

    21 Apr 2015

    David Wagstaff, Head of Heat Strategy and Policy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), will address a cogeneration industry audience at the COGEN Europe Annual Conference in Brussels on 19 May to highlight the lessons to be drawn from the UK's ground-breaking, bottom-up process.

  3. Local Energy Challenge Fund workshops - 27th & 28th April

    20 Apr 2015

    Local Energy Scotland is holding two free workshops to help you find out more about the Local Energy Challenge Fund (LECF), including updates from the successful Round 1 projects (six projects, total of over �20M funding) and how to apply for Round 2.

  4. Consultation Response | Assessing the efficiency of Great Britain's energy infrastructure

    17 Apr 2015

    The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) responded Ofgem’s consultation on the draft report An assessment of the energy efficiency potential of the gas and electricity infrastructure of Great Britain.

  5. Kick gas habit or face missing targets, conference will hear

    16 Apr 2015

    Scotland must kick its addiction to conventional gas-fired boilers and embrace renewable heat if it is to hit challenging 2020 targets, a major conference will hear this month (April 2015).

  6. National Grid’s winter capacity tendering extended into May

    16 Apr 2015

    National Grid has extended the deadline for its second round tendering to secure an extra 1GW of capacity ahead of the mid-decade capacity crunch this coming winter.

  7. Call for step change in energy efficiency to avoid disastrous impacts on countryside

    16 Apr 2015

    CPRE report shows we need to massively reduce energy requirements and generate low carbon energy to tackle impacts of climate change and reduce bills

  8. New Tool Sheds Light on Global Geothermal Energy Potentials

    16 Apr 2015

    A new tool to investigate global geothermal energy potentials is now available online, just ahead of next week’s World Geothermal Congress in Melbourne, Australia. The new and freely available gravity anomaly maps, the product of collaboration between the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the European Space Agency (ESA), offer a new technique to gauge geothermal potentials around the world.

  9. Micro-CHP benefits to be showcased in Delta-ee study launch at COGEN Europe Annual Conference

    14 Apr 2015

    Micro-CHP technologies will make a major contribution to achieving the EU's energy, climate and competitiveness objectives with the right European policy framework in place, shows a new Delta-ee 'Micro-CHP Benefits Study' to be launched at the COGEN Europe Annual Conference on 20 May.

  10. National Audit office points to CHP as NHS carbon saving champion

    14 Apr 2015

    The National Audit Office (NAO) has stated that the NHS can achieve the largest carbon and cost savings in building energy use by installing combined heat and power (CHP) in acute trusts.

  11. Why utilities need to change the way consumers think about efficiency

    14 Apr 2015

    A new study from KSV, a marketing firm focused on sustainability, finds 86% of homeowners believe the world will be better off because of energy efficiency. But at the same time, less than half invested in energy efficiency measures last year, and just about 19% participate in a utility efficiency program.

  12. 14 million households went cold this winter to cope with sky-high energy bills

    14 Apr 2015

    Over 14 million UK homes have admitted to going cold over the winter due to the sky-high cost of energy, according to new research from, the price comparison and switching service.

  13. Could abandoned mines be a new source of renewable energy?

    14 Apr 2015

    Abandoned coal mines could soon be heating UK homes once again, this time in a completely sustainable way. New research has established that thermal energy found in groundwater in mines - which is naturally lukewarm due to ground heat - can be condensed and used to heat or cool buildings above the ground.

  14. RoCoF Survey

    13 Apr 2015

    The joint Distribution Code and Grid Code workgroup looking at Rate of Change of Frequency (RoCoF) has distributed a questionnaire on the RoCoF withstand capability of generation equipment.

  15. Ofgem sets out RO guidance for generators

    13 Apr 2015

    The regulator published Renewables Obligation (RO) guidance for generators on Monday 13 April. The document provides an overview of the banding structure, the generating technologies that might be eligible under the RO, and how eligible generators become accredited.

  16. Guardian: How Warsaw's district heating system keeps the capital cleaner than Kraków

    13 Apr 2015

    The Guardian reports on how the almost complete destruction of the Polish capital during the second world war allowed for the construction of an enormous network of heating pipes, which can be much more efficient than thousands of individual home boilers

  17. Capacity Market operational coordination event

    13 Apr 2015

    The next National Grid Capacity Market Operational Coordination event is scheduled for 15th April 2015 and will be held at the Amba Charing Cross Hotel, London. The workshop will run from 9:30 – 16:30 with registration and coffee from 09:00, lunch will be provided at 12:30.

  18. Consultation Response | Changes to G59/3 testing requirements

    12 Apr 2015

    The ADE has provided a short response to the Energy Networks Association proposals to reduce the on-site testing requirements for certain distribution-connected generators.

  19. British food and drink manufacturers halting growth to cope with UK energy policy costs

    10 Apr 2015

    Three quarters (75%) of UK food and drink manufacturers said that rising energy costs are a factor in decisions to expand the business.

  20. National Grid - Outlook for summer positive

    10 Apr 2015

    National Grid reports that the "supplies of both gas and electricity look to be adequate for the summer period and our networks are in good shape to meet the operational challenges of the coming months."