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  1. Heat 14 Blog | Unlikely heroes: how the humble meter could hold the key to better network performance

    14 Oct 2014

    Casey Cole tells us how unlocking the key to gathering data from heat meters could be an invaluable tool for improving network efficiency.

  2. Food waste AD plant supporting UK CHP, COSPP reports

    14 Oct 2014

    Waste management firm Viridor has installed a Babcock Wanson HEB 1050 Hot Water Boiler at its anaerobic digestion plant at Walpole near Bridgwater, Somerset, UK (pictured) to support its operations.

  3. ENER-G partners with Cornes Biogas to enter Japanese Biogas CHP market

    13 Oct 2014

    Combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G has appointed Cornes Biogas as its Cogen Partner for Japan - gaining a first contract at Shikaoi municipal biogas plant, in Hokkaido.

  4. European Natural Gas Plant Development at 10-Year Low: Platts

    13 Oct 2014

    Less than 4 gigawatts (GW) of natural gas-fired power plants are being built in West Europe, the lowest level in more than 10 years, according to the Platts Power in Europe Project Tracker, which shows electric power generation capacity and construction in Europe.

  5. New CHP Reports

    13 Oct 2014

    Eurelectric have published a new report focusing on the competitiveness of CHP and how it can be enhanced through the policy and regulatory framework.

  6. Member Briefing |Implementation of CPS relief

    10 Oct 2014

    The CHPA has produced a member briefing examining the implementation of relief for CHP from Carbon Price Support for on-site electricity. This briefing note reviews the two options currently being considered by HMRC to implement the relief. The CHPA strongly encourages members to provide feedback on the proposals as we are working closely with HMRC officials to develop this policy.

  7. University of Birmingham cuts carbon emissions with Dalkia

    10 Oct 2014

    Dalkia has delivered its latest CHP system to the University of Birmingham. The university, which serves 28,000 students, is equipped with a 375kWe CHP to supply the main campus accommodation with electricity and heating.

  8. Heat Blog | Spotlight on Heat Networks, with John Saunders from DECC

    10 Oct 2014

    It has long been apparent that local authorities have a central role to play in the delivery of heat networks. But for many years, challenges around resources, capacity and funding meant that a lot of authorities simply couldn’t get started. The introduction of DECC’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit in September 2013 was supposed to change all that. We talked to John Saunders, Commercial Specialist within the Unit, about the difference it’s making, and what local authorities can expect when they call on the Unit for help.

  9. New energy efficiency reports show confidence in market

    10 Oct 2014

    Two new reports published this week show a flourishing sector both in growth and in confidence.

  10. The Code of Practice for Heat Networks consultation | Now closed

    9 Oct 2014

    The consultation closed on Thursday, the committee would like to thank those that have already submitted their responses and still welcome views. Click to find out more.

  11. Amber Rudd confirmed as keynote speaker for Heat 2014

    9 Oct 2014

    Energy Minister Amber Rudd will address the vital issue of heat in our energy economy at the Heat 2014 conference on 5 November.

  12. ESOS workshops

    8 Oct 2014

    DECC are running a business energy efficiency workshop on the 26th November.

  13. Join the Mayor of London's Business Energy Challenge

    7 Oct 2014

    This new initiative is designed to highlight the work of businesses with locations in London to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, and to drive further reductions.

  14. DECC | An additional £100 million for household energy efficiency

    7 Oct 2014

    More people will be able to enjoy warmer homes and more control of their energy bills as a result of an additional £100 million announced today for household energy efficiency

  15. First Community Energy Supplier Formed To Save Residents £1M a Year

    7 Oct 2014

    Less than six months after revealing a ground-breaking new plan to democratise the energy market, OVO Energy this morning announced plans for its first ‘OVO Communities’ partnership.

  16. Reminder: Buildings and MicroCHP Forum 29th October (corrected)

    7 Oct 2014

    The Buildings and MicroCHP Forum will take place on the 29th October from 10am to 1pm. Download the agenda.

  17. Capacity Market update

    6 Oct 2014

    National Grid has announced the prequalification results for the first Capacity Market auction in December.

  18. Bigger energy efficiency targets could boost economy by £62bn

    6 Oct 2014

    According to an article in the Guardian, a 40% cut in energy use by 2030 could create 40,000 jobs and a £62bn boost for the UK's economy.

  19. Invitation to Tender for the building of a water source heat map layer

    6 Oct 2014

    DECC is inviting tenders for work on the collection and analysis of data to provide modelled datasets to contribute to the development of a water source heat map.

  20. DECC | £9.4 million to boost low carbon heating

    3 Oct 2014

    Almost £2.4 million will be offered to 32 local authorities across England and Wales to support the development of heat network projects, designed to provide more efficient heat to buildings and potentially lower heating bills, through the Government’s Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU).