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  1. Tender | Research into Barriers and Enablers to Recovering Surplus Heat in Industry

    4 Dec 2014

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (“DECC”) wishes to appoint a supplier to undertake qualitative research exploring the barriers and enablers for industrial heat recovery. The purpose of this research is to build upon an earlier study by Element Energy to further develop our evidence base in the area of industrial recovered heat.

  2. Additional CHP capacity could save annually up to 14 million ton CO2 in 2030

    4 Dec 2014

    The potential of high efficient combined heat and power (CHP) for 2030 is more than twice the current installed capacity. Besides the large primary energy saving CHP will provide, it can save annually up to 14 Million ton CO2. Furthermore, it is expected that the share of renewable CHP will increase further, as it did last year.

  3. Global Micro-CHP market to treble – fuel cells drive growth but engines continue to dominate in Europe

    3 Dec 2014

    Delta-ee latest research forecasts that the value of the global micro-CHP market will reach €3.2 billion in 2019, up from €0.9 billion in 2014. Fuel cells are driving the growth of the global market.

  4. Industry today welcomed confirmation of relief for energy efficient businesses

    3 Dec 2014

    The Chancellor today confirmed that commercial and industrial energy consumers which use highly efficient combined heat and power plants will receive relief from Carbon Price Support starting from April 2015.

  5. Cheltenham General Hospital Officially Opens £3.1 Million Energy Solution

    3 Dec 2014

    Cheltenham General Hospital officially opened its newly revamped energy centre which will save Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust over £10 million and reduce carbon emissions by over 32,000 tonnes over the next 18 years.

  6. Revised ECO lifetimes for DH and CHP

    3 Dec 2014

    Ofgem published today the revised ECO lifetimes tables, click through for a summary of changes.

  7. Code for Sustainable Homes: Cumulative and Quarterly Data up to end of September 2014

    1 Dec 2014

    Statistics relating to the Code for Sustainable Homes (the Code) show the number of dwellings that have been certified to the standards set out in the Code Technical Guide, in which local authority area, at which Code level and whether the homes are registered as private or public sector homes.

  8. Over 600 micro CHP schemes now registered to the Microgeneration Certificate Scheme

    1 Dec 2014

    Updated figures from DECC show that in the past year, micro CHP installations registered to the Microgeneration Certificate Scheme now exceed 600 units.

  9. DECC - Guidance: Energy Entrepreneurs Fund: phase 4 documents

    1 Dec 2014

    This is a competitive funding scheme to support the development and demonstration of state of the art technologies, products and processes in the areas of energy efficiency, power generation, heat and electricity storage and carbon capture and storage (CCS).

  10. Ofgem announces £17 billion new investment package and reduces pressure on customer bills

    28 Nov 2014

    Ofgem has today set out plans for five out of the six companies that run Britain’s local electricity network. This decision will see the companies spend around £17 billion to renew, maintain the electricity network and connect small-scale renewable generation. Taken together with Western Power Distribution which had its price controls agreed early, the total spend on Britain’s local electricity network over the next eight years will be £24 billion.

  11. Industry leaders join CHPA board

    28 Nov 2014

    Three influential directors representing district heating, combined heat and power and demand side energy services were welcomed as the latest industry representatives on to the CHPA board today.

  12. Lords to investigate long-term electricity supply to explore issues of storage and demand management

    28 Nov 2014

    Could storage hold the key to long-term electricity supply? Is under-sea transport of electricity between the UK and other countries reliable? What role can demand management play in providing resilience? These are some of the questions to be put to a range of experts on energy issues by the Lords Science and Technology Committee on Tuesday 2 December.

  13. DECC - Cutting edge low carbon energy projects get £5 million funding boost

    27 Nov 2014

    Companies developing cutting edge low carbon energy projects in generation, efficiency and storage - such as capturing carbon emissions or turning buildings into power stations - have the chance to bid for an extra £5 million of funding in the fourth round of the Government’s Energy Entrepreneurs’ Fund (EEF).

  14. Scottish Government - Funding for community renewable projects

    26 Nov 2014

    Seventeen local energy projects from across Scotland have been awarded funding to support the development of green energy schemes, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced today.

  15. Green Apple Award for the Devonport Energy from Waste CHP Facility Construction Site

    26 Nov 2014

    The Devonport Energy from Waste Facility construction site has been presented with a Bronze Award at this year’s Green Apple Environment Awards. The award was given to MVV Environment Devonport as the company behind the project.

  16. The Future of Urban Heat | 4th December

    26 Nov 2014

    CHPA members are cordially invited to attend a FREE debate ‘The Future of Urban Heat’ which is taking place on Thursday, 4 December at London’s Prospero House, SE1 from 5.30pm.

  17. DECC - The bottom line for business: save energy, save money

    26 Nov 2014

    Big businesses are paying for five power stations worth of electricity each year they don’t need. However even reducing their energy consumption by 1 per cent could save over £250 million on their energy bills annually.

  18. Better Energy Blog | What Price Heat?

    25 Nov 2014

    Thomas Briault and Stuart Allison from Arup explore our tendency to over-simplify how we think about the price of heat, and show some findings from recent work which shed light on the facts behind the figures.

  19. First fully funded BlueGEN programme in conjunction with iPower

    24 Nov 2014

    Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (ASX/AIM: CFU) is pleased to announce the commencement of the first fully funded BlueGEN programme, where the BlueGEN is installed at no cost to the end user. The programme, comprising a 100kW fleet of BlueGENs (a minimum of 65 units) is targeted primarily at public sector organisations that can take advantage of the significant carbon and energy savings BlueGEN has to offer.

  20. Borough of Poole secures heat network funding with Carbon Trust support

    24 Nov 2014

    Borough of Poole has been awarded funding to investigate the possibility of implementing heat networks which could provide cheaper heat to homes and businesses in Poole.