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  1. Householders using 10% less electricity than five years ago

    18 Dec 2014

    People in the UK are using less energy even though the economy is growing reports Roger Harrabin for BBC News.

  2. Fuel cells power systems on the rise reports COSPP

    17 Dec 2014

    World-wide sales passed $1 billion for the first time in 2013 and 150 MW of stationary fuel cells were shipped during the year, a quarter more than during 2012 and five times as much as during 2008.

  3. Smart Grid to Deliver £2.8 Billion to GB Economy by 2030

    16 Dec 2014

    Smart grid development is expected to deliver £2.8 billion of net present value (NPV) to Britain’s economy by 2030, according to a new report commissioned by SmartGrid GB, the cross-industry group promoting the need for smart grids in Britain.

  4. Small energy providers could treble says energy minister

    15 Dec 2014

    nergy Secretary Ed Davey said on Monday he wants the market share of independent energy providers to treble by the end of the decade, as the competition watchdog looks into the competitive behaviour of major utilities.

  5. Heat delivery workshops at Energy from Waste 2015 – bringing stakeholders together to explore heat network solutions

    12 Dec 2014

    It is widely recognised that successful heat delivery networks can only really be achieved when all the parties involved are working through the challenges together, to find mutually acceptable solutions. Bringing all these stakeholders together is no small task, which is why Energy from Waste 2015 is providing a heat network delivery session and workshop, aimed at involving all the parties around specific projects. Attendees at the workshop will be able to examine key issues, covering Financial, Commercial, Technical and Legal areas. They will be able to explore the topics that pose challenges around their projects or potential projects, with the added dynamic of informed facilitators. Read more here…

  6. Briefing Note | Implementation of Carbon Price Support relief

    12 Dec 2014

    On 10 December, HMRC published its draft regulations for how relief from carbon price support will be implemented, including how it will define ‘on-site’ consumption. These draft regulations are currently open for consultation and members are encouraged to respond to the CHPA with any comments. The CHPA has prepared a briefing note which provides an overview of the policy decisions and how these policy decisions are implemented in the draft regulations.

  7. CHPA donate presents for children in care this Christmas

    12 Dec 2014

    This year, instead of sending paper Christmas cards, the CHPA, its staff and friends have donated presents to children in care over Christmas through the Christmas Tree Project organised by the Met Police.

  8. Green Deal fund closes to solid wall insulation

    12 Dec 2014

    Launched just days ago, the £24m Green Deal fund for solid wall insulation has now been allocated and applications are closed.

  9. HM Treasury Note on CHP exclusion from Carbon Price Floor

    11 Dec 2014

    This measure mitigates the impact of the CPF on CHP operations and provides a targeted means of reducing the cost of electricity for manufacturing sites that are supplied by carbon efficient CHPs. Read the note for specific details on the measure.

  10. Low-carbon energy subsidies equivalent to taking 10 million cars off the road

    11 Dec 2014

    A new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) found that low-carbon energy policies made up £45 of energy bills in 2013, resulting in emission reductions equivalent to taking 10 million cars off the road.

  11. Committee on Climate Change - Energy prices and bills - impacts of meeting carbon budgets 2014

    11 Dec 2014

    A new report from the CCC highlights the role of energy efficiency in offsetting energy bill increases in the future.

  12. Global District Energy Climate Awards

    9 Dec 2014

    Run by Euroheat and Power | The Global District Energy Climate Award and its event is the occasion where outstanding innovative projects are awarded.

  13. Briefing Note | Metering and Billing of District Heating and Cooling

    9 Dec 2014

    Following the publication of “Implementing the Energy Efficiency Directive as it applies to the metering and billing of heating and cooling” consultation on the 26th November, the CHPA has written a briefing note for its members to provide key details from the response.

  14. Northern Ireland Assembly approves the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations

    9 Dec 2014

    On Tuesday 8th December, the Northern Ireland Assembly granted the necessary powers for the provision of up to £25 million of funding to 2015 for domestic householders.

  15. Ofgem welcomes responses to ECO2.2 consultation

    8 Dec 2014

    Ofgem is seeking responses to a consultation on areas of ECO2 where they will be exercising some degree of discretion in their administration - areas where the law has changed and areas where they are proposing changes to their existing policies. Responses should be received by 9am on Wednesday 21 January 2015.

  16. Have you read our latest blog?

    8 Dec 2014

    Ian Hopkins, Director at ENER-G takes us through what you should consider when sizing your combined heat and power plant so that it runs just as well in half an hour, as it does in ten years time. Key questions include whether the site is heat led or electricity led, what the demand profile looks like hour to hour, week to week and month to month, and if the site's load will stay the same over time.

  17. Waste to energy heat networks are achievable, speakers explain at Energy from Waste 2015

    5 Dec 2014

    Solving the challenges of heat network delivery is a key theme at the Energy from Waste conference in February 2015, and the organisers of the event are delighted that once again the conference is supported by the CHPA. Click the link to find out more including an exclusive discount code for CHPA members.

  18. New Services for Pre-insulated PEX system

    5 Dec 2014

    Following the successful launch earlier this year of its new Hiline Flex pre-insulated PEX pipe system, CPV Ltd, the UK’s longest-serving manufacturer of district heating pipe systems, has announced a selection of new optional services that will make the on-site installation process even easier.

  19. Webinar | HIU Test Standard and Methodologies - 8th Dec *Free*

    4 Dec 2014

    This webinar will cover the following points: • Current/future market of HIUs • Capabilities of BSRIA’s testing facilities • Process of producing the test standard

  20. British Gas to pay £11.1m to charity after late delivery of 2012 energy efficiency measures

    4 Dec 2014

    The £11.1 million donation to charity will help vulnerable customers keep their homes warm through energy efficiency advice and improvements.