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  1. The “new normal”: Energy price volatility and climate framework uncertainty top concerns of global energy leaders

    21 Jan 2015

    Energy leaders see energy price volatility and the future of a climate framework as their top critical uncertainties, according to the latest research by the World Energy Council.

  2. 14 fewer power stations built thanks to demand side investments

    20 Jan 2015

    Generating energy locally and using it more efficiently has allowed the UK to avoid building 14 new power stations, the equivalent of half the UK's current power generating capacity, according to a new report published today by Association for Decentralised Energy.

  3. Winners announced for heat network innovation funding

    20 Jan 2015

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey MP officially unveiled the 17 winning entries at the Association for Decentralised Energy’s parliamentary reception this afternoon, where he helped celebrate the launch of the Association’s new name.

  4. £9m fund for integrated supply chains for energy systems

    19 Jan 2015

    The aim of this competition is to encourage cross-sector supply chains that can deliver integrated energy solutions at different scales to meet the many energy systems challenges of achieving a low-carbon economy by 2050.

  5. COSPP | Construction begins on Gateshead district energy scheme

    19 Jan 2015

    Global engineering and design giant Parsons Brinckerhoff is to commence construction of a £14m energy centre and heat network in Gateshead, northeast England in March. The new district heating scheme will provide heat and low-cost, low-carbon energy for homes and businesses in central Gateshead and Gateshead Quayside will start in March.

  6. Energy from Waste 2015 | Book your place now!

    19 Jan 2015

    A new venture at Energy from Waste 2015 – the heat network delivery workshop: book a place at the conference and invite key stakeholders in your heat delivery project to attend the heat network afternoon for free, as your guests.*

  7. Consultation response | Small sites exemption

    19 Jan 2015

    The CHPA has submitted a response on 'Small sites exemption' consultation.

  8. What is ER G59 – and why do we need it?

    16 Jan 2015

    In the UK, we are currently entering the ER G59/3 phase with new changes to the existing regulations. In this new whitepaper, DEIF UK’s G59 test engineer Luke Murray explains the recommendations and guidelines set for embedding generators to utility supplies, for both long and short time paralleling.

  9. New power station which could provide electricity to 100,000 homes gets green light

    15 Jan 2015

    A new power station for Slough with the potential to provide electricity for over 100,000 homes has been given the green light. Plans to build the multifuel combined heat and power plant were approved by Slough Borough councillors following two years of work on the project by planning officers.

  10. Tender | Bunhill 2 - Heat Network with Heat Pump

    15 Jan 2015

    Islington Council invites suitable expressions of interest from suppliers to design, build and maintain a new Energy Centre with heat pump plant and a District Heating (DH) network providing a base load heating supply to an existing residential estate owned by Islington Council.

  11. DECC | A guide to financing energy efficiency in the public sector

    15 Jan 2015

    The guide to financing energy efficiency in the public sector, which was originally published in November 2012 and updated in January 2015, outlines some of the ways by which public sector budget holders can secure funding for energy efficiency measures. The guide is intended to help public sector organisations better understand the benefits of energy efficiency, and help them to overcome the barrier that access to finance can sometimes present.

  12. DECC - Statistics: Energy efficiency statistical summary: 2015

    15 Jan 2015

    This Statistical Summary sets out key energy efficiency indicators that can be used to monitor progress made by the UK to improve energy efficiency whilst enabli ng growth and continuing to provide households and businesses with the energy services they require. The indicators monitor energy efficiency both at the whole economy level and in individual sectors.

  13. Call for new powers for energy regulator defeated in Commons

    15 Jan 2015

    A motion tabled by the Labour Party that would give more powers to the regulator to require energy companies to pass on price cuts to consumers when wholesale prices fell was defeated in the commons today, 305-228 votes.

  14. Three million customers switch electricity supplier

    15 Jan 2015

    3.1 million customers changed electricity supplier in 2014, latest Energy UK figures reveal today. The monthly switching data also shows that 1.1 million customers moved from a large company to a small one

  15. EU power emissions fell by more than 8% in 2014

    15 Jan 2015

    EU power sector emissions fell by a staggering 8% in 2014, whilst electricity consumption fell by 2.7%, which far more than would be expected just from the mild year alone.

  16. Utility Week Demand Response & Future Networks

    14 Jan 2015

    This is a period of rapid change for utilities and network operators and requires a flexible approach from all stakeholders to deliver the interconnected system of the future. Demand management and response will play a crucial role in this and is driving a dynamic period of transformation in the energy sector. Utility Week's Demand Response & Future Networks Conference will address the challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector as it transitions to a low-carbon and more energy efficient environment. Discounted tickets for ADE members

  17. Smart cities in Europe: enabling innovation (London)

    14 Jan 2015

    Facilitated by Ken Livingstone, one of the leading thinkers on the future of cities, our panel members will share their perspectives in their particular fields of smart cities development. We’ll look for the transformational solutions, including new collaborations and business models, which will accelerate smart city development. 27th January 2015.

  18. The ADE as featured in this week's news

    13 Jan 2015

    News clippings on the Association's renaming to the Association for Decentralised Energy including exclusives in Utility Week and Business Green.

  19. CLEANTECH INNOVATE 2015: UK programme of low-carbon innovation showcases opens in London 12 February.

    13 Jan 2015

    Cleantech Innovate celebrates the best of commercial green industry innovation in the largest showcase of its kind in the UK. Delegate registration is open for both London & Scotland, technology applications still open for Scottish showcase 4th June, Glasgow.

  20. CHPA becomes the Association for Decentralised Energy to reflect growing role for user-led, local energy

    12 Jan 2015

    The Combined Heat and Power Association today announced it will be renamed the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), cementing its role as the key advocate for the UK’s decentralised energy transition across the industrial, public, commercial and domestic sectors.