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  1. Better Energy Blog | On Green Deal funding - Trust is a two way street

    13 Aug 2014

    In case you missed it! - Two weeks ago, the Government reported progress on a part of its flagship Green Deal scheme - the catchily entitled Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (or GDHIF for short). The Government reported that of the total £120m budget, £43m had been spent in the first six weeks. But in just two days, the remainder of the budget, some £60m, had been spent. So what happened?

  2. District heating could improve consumers' access to renewable energy

    11 Aug 2014

    A new study from Government released today showcases the opportunity for more householders to benefit from cost effective renewable heat.

  3. Briefing Note | 2014 DUKES Report

    8 Aug 2014

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released its annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) for 2014. The contribution made by combined heat and power (CHP) to the UK’s energy requirements is presented in Chapter 7. The CHPA has prepared this briefing note to provide stakeholders with the main headlines from this publication and note any significant changes to the use of CHP in the UK.

  4. Notes from District Heating Conference workshop sessions

    8 Aug 2014
  5. New Member Briefing | CHP Reference Values

    6 Aug 2014

    As part of the Energy Efficiency Directive the reference values for CHP have to be reviewed every four years to take account of technological developments and changes in the distribution of energy sources. A Ricardo-AEA led consortium, appointed by the European Commission, will review and propose any revisions for consideration by the Commission. The CHPA has prepared this briefing note to provide members with information on the background to the reference values as well as detailing the process and timeline.

  6. We need your thoughts on the heat networks code of practice

    5 Aug 2014

    CHPA and CIBSE are seeking industry feedback on the draft of the new publication Heat Networks: Code of Practice for the UK. This is the first Code of Practice to be published by CHPA/CIBSE and seeks to provide clear and measurable outputs which will ensure that the heat network operates effectively and meets client and customer expectations.

  7. Better Energy Blog | Boris wants new substations, but could heat tackle the electricity capacity crunch?

    1 Aug 2014

    In the news this week Boris Johnson, Mayor of London warned that population growth in London could cause blackouts in the not too distant future. His solution? A £210m investment in substations. But is there another way?

  8. Government statistics show need for efficient generation policy beyond renewables

    1 Aug 2014

    Newly released Government data shows highly efficient renewable combined heat and power (CHP) increased to over 10% of energy generation from CHP.

  9. Member Briefing | Medium Combustion Plant Directive | Member Response Required

    30 Jul 2014

    The CHPA has prepared this briefing note, detailing the main components of the Directive and key areas of interest for our members’ operations. The CHPA seeks feedback from its members to highlight any areas of concern and potential impacts to operations.

  10. New Member Briefing | Government’s consultation response on Energy Company Obligation

    25 Jul 2014

    This briefing note provides members with an update on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme following the Government’s consultation response published on 22 of July 2014.

  11. Consultation Response | Renewables Obligation: The ’enabling financial decisions’ grace period

    24 Jul 2014

    The CHPA has published its response to the consultation on the administration of the RO ‘Enabling financial decisions’ grace period.

  12. New Member Briefing | Contracts for Difference Budgets and Pots

    24 Jul 2014

    As part of the Government’s Electricity Market Reform proposals, DECC announced the indicative budgets for the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round starting on 14 October 2014.

  13. Better Energy Blog | CHP still sweeps clean under new BREEAM

    21 Jul 2014

    Guest blogger Ian Hopkins, Sales and Marketing Director for ENER-G Combined Power tells us why CHP remains on the front line as a way to boost environmental performance scores under BREEAM despite 'major change' to the energy category of the assessment.

  14. New Member Briefing | Government’s Consultation Response on Allowable Solutions

    18 Jul 2014

    This briefing note aims to provide members an update on the Allowable Solutions scheme following the Government’s consultation response published on 8 of July 2014.

  15. CHPA welcomes new Policy Manager, Hanae Chauvaud de Rochefort

    18 Jul 2014

    The CHPA is delighted to welcome Hanae Chauvaud de Rochefort to the team, who will take the role of Policy Manager.

  16. New Member Briefing| Government Reshuffles

    16 Jul 2014

    Cameron's latest cabinet reshuffle sees important changes in a number of government departments that influence energy policy. The CHPA have prepared this briefing note, detailing the movements of key staff, and introducing the industry's new contacts for the remaining ten months of this government's leadership.

  17. Better Energy Blog | District heating - From 1300 to 2050

    11 Jul 2014

    Did you know, the oldest district heating scheme was established by a little village in France in the 1300s pumping water from a geothermal source, through wooden pipes!

  18. Response to Private Wire Network Contracts for Difference Agreement consultation

    10 Jul 2014

    The CHPA has submitted a response to the proposed Private Network CfD Agreement, Metering Operational Framework (MOF) and Technical System Requirements (TSR).

  19. Questions remain on zero carbon homes initiative

    9 Jul 2014

    The CHPA today welcomed details on plans to help new homeowners benefit from district heating but urged greater ambition for the energy efficiency scheme.

  20. Join us on district heating site visit #No2! | 9th July, London

    4 Jul 2014

    Next week we're going to E.ON's Myatt's Field CHP and district heating site; join us, take photos and enter our Hidden Heat Photo Competition to be in with the chance of winning £1,000!