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  1. Member Briefing | Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmaps to 2050

    10 Apr 2015

    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.

  2. The Independent | NHS could save £180m a year by reducing carbon emissions, National Audit Office claims

    10 Apr 2015

    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!

  3. New energy storage plant could 'revolutionise' renewable sector

    10 Apr 2015

    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

  4. Nexterra consortium reaches financial close on biomass gasification plant in Northamptonshire

    9 Apr 2015

    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.

  5. Member Briefing | Which? Report: Getting A Fair Deal for District Heating Customers

    9 Apr 2015

    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.

  6. Changes to the Capacity Market Rules

    8 Apr 2015

    A summary on new proposed Capacity Market Rule changes from Ofgem and signposting to new metering arrangements in the draft Capacity Market rules

  7. Ofgem publishes ECO2 guidance notes

    8 Apr 2015

    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.

  8. Energy Live News | Small CHP – beautiful savings?

    8 Apr 2015

    ELN covered the launch of our 'Small is Beautiful' video!

  9. HM Treasury Business Rates Consultation

    7 Apr 2015

    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.

  10. Scottish Government - Over £100 million to fight fuel poverty

    7 Apr 2015

    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.

  11. Haven Hotel Now Saving with EuroSite Power

    7 Apr 2015

    Eurosite Power is now operating a 100 kW combined heat and power (CHP) system at The Haven Hotel, Poole, UK.

  12. Consultation Response | Non-financial barriers to gas CHP

    5 Apr 2015

    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.

  13. Register today for Euroheat and Power's 1st Community Energy Chat *22nd April*

    3 Apr 2015

    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’.

  14. Small Scale CHP Database | 50MW sold in 6 months

    2 Apr 2015

    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.

  15. Draft consultation response | Efficiency of GB Energy Infrastructure

    2 Apr 2015

    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.

  16. Decision on proposed updates to the Licence Lite guidance

    2 Apr 2015

    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.

  17. RWE npower acquires Welsh tech firm RUMM

    1 Apr 2015

    Cloud-based technology to contribute to British business opportunity to save up to £4 billion per year on energy

  18. Business Green | Should the district heating industry be regulated?

    1 Apr 2015

    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.

  19. District heating sector: A step ahead on protecting heat customers

    31 Mar 2015

    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.

  20. EuroSite Power Inc. Reports 2014 Financial Performance

    31 Mar 2015

    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.