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  1. Event | DECC stakeholder events to discuss gas CHP non-financial barriers

    2 Mar 2015

    DECC is holding three stakeholder events to discuss tackling non-financial barriers to natural-gas fired Combined Heat & Power (CHP).

  2. New financial packages could quadruple the low carbon heating market

    2 Mar 2015

    Latest research from Delta Energy and Environment (Delta-ee) shows that new third-party financing models will enable sales of low-carbon heating systems* to grow rapidly to more than 100,000 installations per year in the UK, if made widely available. A significant boost from a base of <30,000 units today.

  3. ENER-G Switch2 celebrates milestone in energy prepayment innovation

    2 Mar 2015

    Community heat metering and billing specialist ENER-G Switch2 is celebrating a milestone in the success of its award-winning G6 pay-as-you-go energy meter, which is transforming energy prepayment.

  4. Bosch launches new CIBSE accredited district heating training course

    2 Mar 2015

    A leading manufacturer of heating and hot water appliances, Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating, has gained a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) approval by CIBSE for its Introduction to District Heating training programme.

  5. Benefits of Decentralised Production of Heat and Power for small energy users in the spotlight

    2 Mar 2015

    Between 60% and 70% of homeowners find micro-CHP "appealing", according to a survey presented at today's event on 'Benefits of Decentralised Production of Heat and Power: householders and small energy users in the spotlight'.

  6. Simple buildings, better buildings? Delivering performance through engineered solutions

    2 Mar 2015

    The fifth Symposium will take place at UCL on 16-17 April 2015, and is a valuable opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and research in CHP, with up to 12 hours of CPD available.

  7. Ofgem Consultation Response on ECO 2.2

    2 Mar 2015

    Ofgem published a consultation response (ECO 2.2) on 2nd March regarding the changes to be made to its Guidance for ECO suppliers. Ofgem's updated Guidance reflects the legislative changes to the ECO policy but Ofgem also exerts some discretion in its administration of new legislative provisions. The new Guidance will apply under the ECO 2 period, which is the period starting 1st April 2015 until March 2017. The changes relating to district heating include a new lifetime for multi-fuel upgrades of district heating connections, hard to treat cavity walls on multi-storey buildings and minimum roof insulation requirements.

  8. Ofgem Consultation: Non-traditional business models: Supporting transformative change in the energy market

    2 Mar 2015

    The consultation is intended to start a public discussion on the benefits and risks to consumers of these non-traditional business models, and to explore how they interact with the regulatory system. Non traditional business models are defined quite broadly (local energy supply, demand side response...).

  9. Davey, 8 other EU ministers, call for higher EU ETS price

    27 Feb 2015

    Nine EU ministers, including UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey, have signed a letter calling for reform to the EU Emissions Trading System through the Market Stability Reserve (MSR), stressing the need for 'all sides to come together to seek an ambitious and pragmatic outcome that has majority support across the EU institutions'.

  10. Tender | CHP scheme for Lewisham NHS Trust

    27 Feb 2015

    Phase 1 of this project will extend and supplement the existing energy centre at the University Hospital Lewisham through the re-engineering of the existing energy centre, including installation of a natural gas fired CHP.

  11. Press release | CfD auction shows consumers win under least cost approach

    26 Feb 2015

    Today’s CfD auction results shows that consumers win when Government policy tries to deliver least-cost technologies, the Association for Decentralised Energy said today.

  12. UK energy demand falls 7% in 2014

    26 Feb 2015

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change today released its provisional December 2014 energy statistics, showing that UK primary energy consumption fell by 7% last year.

  13. World-leading auctions to provide major green electricity boost

    26 Feb 2015

    DECC announced Thursday that World-leading competitive auctions have led to contracts being offered to 27 renewable electricity projects, which together could power 1.4m homes, comparable to the number of households in Wales.

  14. Event | DECC to hold ECO2 launch stakeholder meetings

    26 Feb 2015

    Ahead of the launch of ECO2 on 1 April 2015, DECC want to facilitate a smooth transition for the scheme and are running ECO2 stakeholder events.

  15. Wheelabrator UK’s K3 CHP facility secures a Contract for Difference

    26 Feb 2015

    The Department for Energy & Climate Change announced Thursday that Wheelabrator Technologies’ proposed 45 MW energy recovery facility, K3 CHP, has been awarded a Contract for Difference (CfD).

  16. Winner's curse strikes quickly for solar CfD project

    26 Feb 2015

    A solar farm developer has already sucumbed to winner's curse from the CfD auction, acknowledging it will likely be unable to deliver its 19 MW renewable energy scheme following its successful bid in the CfD auction Thursday.

  17. SNP attacks UK Government on Longannet

    25 Feb 2015

    The SNP has attacked the UK Government on Longannet, saying that Prime Minister David Cameron must take action to stop the coal power plant from closing.

  18. OECD calls for UK carbon taxation to be simplified

    24 Feb 2015

    In its latest economic survey of the UK, the influential Paris-based OECD called on the UK to streamline its energy efficiency and carbon taxation policies.

  19. Ofgem failing to keep network costs down, say MPs

    23 Feb 2015

    Ofgem has not yet delivered value for energy consumers in its regulation of transmission and distribution networks, according to a new report by a parliamentary committee.

  20. ENER-G Switch 2 publishes heat metering guide

    23 Feb 2015

    The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 will affect everything from metering and billing to registration. ENER-G Switch 2 has published a new guide on how to comply.