This winter, Citizens Advice is offering record levels of support to vulnerable people who are struggling with their energy bills. Thirty eight per cent of people told the charity that, before getting help from the programme, they couldn’t heat their homes enough to be comfortable.
This draft consultation response focuses on the need for more certainty about the power that Local Authorities have and more information on when changes to the Planning and Energy Act will come into force. The response also highlights the need for the Impact Assessment to consider the benefits to Local Authorities being able to set their own energy efficiency standards. The CHPA welcomes members' comments.
It’s easy to imagine that Europe’s continental and national governments leads the world in promoting local renewable energy and energy efficiency, and that the coal-fuelled, gas-guzzling US government has yet to switch-on to greener alternatives. But such generalizations are not reliable says Steve Hodgson of COSPP.
Ofgem released a consultation to assess how well the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme aligns with wider Government strategies on heating and fuel poverty and whether there are any changes that would maximise the benefits it can deliver. The CHPA encouraged DECC and Ofgem to consider the inclusion of district heating under the scheme.
Results from a new survey by the Confederation of British Industry shows that over two-thirds of businesses expect energy infrastructure to worsen over the next five years.
MPs on the Commons’ energy watchdog have called in Energy Minister Matthew Hancock and Ofgem boss Dermot Nolan to grill them on the rising cost of energy networks reports Energy Live News.
As ESCO to the City of London Corporation, Citigen (with parent company E.on) has been managing and updating the City’s power supply. A huge investment is underway near Smithfield Market which has been operational as a community energy scheme since 1993 via a central power station and district energy network. The new trigeneration system will replace the power station to serve domestic and commercial customers with efficient and reliable heating and cooling, and offering many benefits. Read the article and see the photos of the delivery!
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has today announced that it is backing its first project in the financial services sector. The investment is being made by GIB’s fund manager Sustainable Development Capital (SDCL). The project will provide finance for a project to deliver efficient electricity and cooling in a UK data centre owned by global bank Citi. A Combined Cooling and Power (CCP) system will be installed together with energy efficient cooling units and efficiency improvements to the building’s air conditioning system.
Consumers are looking to Government to ensure we are achieving our goals in the most cost-effective way. We need to decarbonise and, if we are to retain the support of voters, we must do so at lowest cost.
Grampian Housing Association has said they will set up their own power company in a bid to save their tenants money.
Vital Energi are thrilled to announce the new location of their Scottish office at The Beacon building in Glasgow.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) District Heating and Cooling (DHC) research programme has completed its latest group (‘Annex X’) of research projects.
The electricity settlement process set out in the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) places incentives on suppliers to buy energy to meet their customers’ demand. Today, the settlement process estimates most consumers’ consumption in each half hour.
The Government is introducing an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill which will amend the existing primary legislation governing the non-domestic and domestic RHI schemes. Find out more information here.
The Government have published a draft version of the ECO order. This article provides a brief summary of the key elements including new targets, treatment of overachievement against these targets and CHPA's ongoing work with Ofgem.
Today Member States agreed to allocate €647 million to support key priority infrastructure projects.
European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions fell almost 2 % between 2012 and 2013, putting the EU very close to its 2020 reduction target, according to new analysis from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EU is also on track to meet two other targets to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2020.
Smart networks of combined heat and power (CHP) units could provide a solution to the UK's possible winter power capacity constraints.
National Grid is inviting applications to a new £400,000 Energy Efficiency Innovation Award Scheme, which will support major innovations to tackle fuel poverty and deliver energy efficiency solutions in disadvantaged communities.
Do you have an innovative concept or project that could help deliver a low carbon, affordable and secure energy future?