On 25 March, DECC published its 'Decarbonisation and energy efficiency roadmap’, a series of eight reports that assess the potential for a low-carbon future across the most energy-intensive industrial sectors in the UK: cement, ceramics, chemicals, food and drink, glass, iron and steel, oil refining, and paper and pulp. The reports investigate how each industry could decarbonise while remaining competitive. This briefing summarises the key findings in the oil refining, chemicals, paper, and food and drinks industries, and highlights opportunities for energy efficiency.
The National Audit Office has estimated in a report that the NHS could save £180 million a year by reducing carbon emissions and the primary technology is CHP!
Flywheel plant being built in Ireland with potentially unlimited storage capability could solve the problem of clean energy supply shortfalls when there is insufficient sun or wind
Nexterra announced today th at it has reached financial close on the Welland Waste Wood Power Plan t which will use Next erra’s gasification technology. Nexterra also participated in the development and financing of the £51.6 m project located in Northamptonshire, UK. The Welland project is the second biomass gasification power plant develo ped in co-operation with Balf our Beatty Investments, Cogen, MWH Treatment and Nexterra. The first projec t, near Birmingham, is under construction and expected to start up in 2016.
Over the past three years, Which? has explored the issue of district heating customer satisfaction. Their work culminates in a report published in March 2015, Getting a fair deal for District Heating users. This briefing note provides an overview of the report’s key findings and conclusions, as well as some Association analysis.
A summary on new proposed Capacity Market Rule changes from Ofgem and signposting to new metering arrangements in the draft Capacity Market rules
Ofgem published several guidance notes on Wednesday 1 April in relation to the Energy Company Obligation 2015-17 (ECO2). The guidance covers: how the regulator is minded-to refuse or revoke approval for certain measures; how it will administer the scheme; how suppliers should deliver the scheme; how Ofgem gives notice of receipt of an application for extension; what the chartered surveyor recommended measures report looks like; an explanation document on privacy and information use; and a factsheet on appropriate guarantees.
ELN covered the launch of our 'Small is Beautiful' video!
HM Treasury published a discussion paper on Business rates review on 16th March 2015. The review will examine 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. The ADE will issue a response.
Scotland’s most vulnerable households will receive help to make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat thanks to a £103 million investment to tackle fuel poverty.
Eurosite Power is now operating a 100 kW combined heat and power (CHP) system at The Haven Hotel, Poole, UK.
The Association for Decentralised Energy has completed a response to a DECC Call for Evidence on potential non-financial barriers for gas CHP investment, and proposed measures to overcome those barriers.
THE TOPIC: Most of the measures combating climate change and increasing energy security need to be realised on the local level or cannot be implemented efficiently without the involvement of regional actors. Cities account for the biggest share of energy consumed in Europe. At the same time they offer the biggest potential for system integration and cross-sectorial cooperation. Urban systems comprise not just authorities but citizens, industries, suppliers and a range of other actors. All together they can create something that is called ‘a smart city’.
UK CHP manufacturers sold more than 50 MW of small-scale CHP in the last six months, with about half that capacity a result of industrial sector investment, according to new figures from the Association for Decentralised Energy’s small-scale CHP sales report.
Ofgem are consulting on a draft report which assesses the energy efficiency potential of the gas and electricity infrastructure in Great Britain (GB). This is required under Article 15 of the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). Click to read our draft response and find out how to add your comments.
In 2014 we consulted on proposed revisions to the 2009 operating guidance for implementation of Standard Licence Condition (SLC) 11.3. This Licence Condition is often referred to as ‘Licence Lite’. We received 17 responses to the consultation, and held a consultation workshop on 7 November 2014. In our decision we set out our decisions based on responses to our consultation and our subsequent analysis.
Cloud-based technology to contribute to British business opportunity to save up to £4 billion per year on energy
Consumer watchdog Which? has called on the government to rethink allowing the UK's emerging district heat market to operate without regulation, after research revealed that many customers feel ripped off and confused by contracts they cannot escape from. Reporter in the know, Jessica Shankleman discusses.
A new report from Which? has highlighted concerns about some district heating customers' experiences, but also shows consumers save up to 40% on their heating bills compared to gas boilers.
EuroSite Power Inc reported total revenues of $1,577,873 for 2014, compared to $838,879 for 2013, an increase of 88%. GAAP diluted loss per share (EPS) was $0.04 for 2014, compared with a loss per share of $0.03 for 2013.