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  1. Planning update March 2015

    25 Mar 2015

    Read for an update on zero carbon homes and

  2. Energy Collective: Seeking Consensus on the Internalized Costs of Energy Efficiency

    24 Mar 2015

    Energy efficiency is often hailed as being the cheapest alternative fuel that we have (e.g. the image shown below). It can be a bit tricky to quantify though since there are many gray areas and a vast array of different technological possibilities. Finding trustworthy data giving an overall impression of the cost of efficiency is therefore quite challenging. Energy Collective want you to join the debate on internalized costs of energy efficiency

  3. Short course on Combined Heat and Power

    23 Mar 2015

    From 22 June to 26 June 2015, Cranfield University is organising the 9th edition of its Combined Heat and Power (CHP) course. The Course will provide delegates with an understanding of CHP technologies with conventional fuels and renewables taking into account current challenges. A key aspect of the course will be the assessment of financial viability of a cogeneration system involving several factors.

  4. Feasibility study on improving the evidence base for industrial energy efficiency

    23 Mar 2015

    Verco were commissioned by DECC to review the UK industrial energy efficiency evidence base. These are the reports from the 2-phase project to answer three key questions: what are the existing trends in industrial process energy use; what is the technical and economic energy efficiency potential over the coming decades; and what are the barriers to uptake of energy efficiency improvements, including the question of what evidence exists that quantifies or compares barriers.

  5. Climate Change Minister visits ENER-G CHP project at Solihull Hospital

    23 Mar 2015

    Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, saw energy saving in action on a visit to an ENER-G CHP project at Solihull Hospital.

  6. DECC and Ricardo AEA to present at next week's Buildings Forum

    20 Mar 2015

    DECC and Ricardo AEA will both be presenting to Association members at next week's Building Forum, including an updated report on small-scale CHP sales.

  7. New Capacity Market regulations published

    19 Mar 2015

    DECC has published a response to the consultation on Capacity Market supplementary design proposals and changes to the Capacity Market Rules in line with its original proposals.

  8. Solar Shortfall Plugged by Gas and Tomatoes

    19 Mar 2015

    Much of Europe including the United Kingdom, France and Ireland will be plunged into darkness on Friday as a solar eclipse occurs. This rare phenomenon will pose significant challenges to Europe’s power generation network.

  9. Member Briefing | Budget 2015

    18 Mar 2015

    This briefing provides an overview of the Budget 2015 announcements related to energy. While there were no significant announcements in the budget, there were a number of small announcements related to carbon taxation.

  10. Think tank claims renewables 'destroying UK market'

    18 Mar 2015

    A new report by the Centre for Policy studies, a conservative think tank, claims that recent energy policy represents the biggest expansion of state power since the nationalisations of the 1940s and 1950s – and is 'on course to be the most expensive domestic policy disaster in modern British history'.

  11. £21 million for community ownership of energy projects

    18 Mar 2015

    Five projects across Scotland will benefit from more than £20 million in funding that will help reshape how energy is delivered and used in communities throughout the country.

  12. Ofgem Consultation: Assessing the energy efficiency potentials of GB energy infrastructure

    17 Mar 2015

    Ofgem are consulting on a draft report which assesses the energy efficiency potentials of the gas and electricity infrastructure in Great Britain. This is required under the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), and they are interested in getting your views on this draft report. The report is the product of their working groups.

  13. Navigant analysis: The commercial combined heat and power market

    17 Mar 2015

    The commercial combined heat and power market is growing steadily, but to date it has achieved limited penetration into global building infrastructure, says a new Navigant report

  14. Member Briefing | Heat Network Regulations

    16 Mar 2015

    This briefing note provides members with key elements of the Heat Network Metering and Billing Regulations, which potentially impose major duties on them regarding the notification of certain information about heating or cooling systems, the installation of meters and billing.

  15. CHP Outreach workshops - 2015 presentations

    16 Mar 2015

    A collection of presentations from speakers at the 2015 CHP Outreach workshops in London and Manchester

  16. Contingency Balancing Reserve Market Update and Tender Round 2 - Winter 2015-16

    16 Mar 2015

    National Grid have published a Market Update for the procurement of Supplemental Balancing Reserve (SBR) and Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) for Winter 2015/16.

  17. ADE workshop on compliance with new heat network regulations

    16 Mar 2015

    This Association event is an opportunity for members to hear DECC and NMO experts explain the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and the NMO's approach to enforcement.

  18. Invite to workshop: RoCoF protection settings - 20th March

    12 Mar 2015

    The joint Distribution Code and Grid Code Workgroup looking at Loss of Mains protection has been examining Rate of Change of Frequency (RoCoF) settings for small distributed generators. The current focus is on all generators smaller than 5MW. The Workgroup will be hosting a workshop to test out the workgroup's thinking and put experiences into context.

  19. ADE head of policy speaks at ELN's first New Energy Market conference

    12 Mar 2015

    Around 150 energy end users, third party intermediaries (TPIs) and suppliers attended the event which was held at the fascinating Co-operative headquarters in Manchester. The ADE sent head of policy, Jonathan Graham to speak as part of the suppliers' panel.

  20. £1.6bn energy infrastructure investment possible with right support

    11 Mar 2015

    A new district heating policy is needed if 180 potential new heat networks are to be made a reality, The Association for Decentralised Energy said today.