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  1. CIBSE and CHPA - a new partnership to underpin heat network quality

    2 Oct 2013

    CIBSE and the Combined Heat & Power Association (CHPA) have formed a new partnership to underpin the quality of heat networks with the drafting of a code of practice.

  2. New Member Briefing | Important announcements from DCLG which may affect new buildings CHP and district heating

    2 Oct 2013

    The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) controls the spatial planning system and building regulations in England. DCLG have made it clear that their priority is to reduce the costs of the house builders. Three related announcements (two of them consultations), made recently by DCLG could have negative implications for district heating in new development, and present a serious threat to the installation of CHP in new buildings.

  3. New Member Briefing - Updated Energy and Emissions Projections

    27 Sep 2013

    A member briefing has been made available for the Updated Energy and Emissions Projections report. The report analyses and projects future energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. The report includes specific projections for the installed capacity of CHP between now and 2030.

  4. CHPA Consultation Response | Draft EMR Delivery Plan

    25 Sep 2013

    Consultation responses to the draft delivery plan for Contract for Differences (CfDs) and the reliability standard of the future Capacity Market are due by 27 September.

  5. CHPA Consultation Response | Updated Waste Planning Policy

    23 Sep 2013

    The CHPA's response to the Government's proposed changes to this policy welcomes the additional text in the updated policy encouraging the use of heat as an energy source where EfW development is being considered, specifically through combined heat and power (CHP).

  6. Heat is vital to our everyday lives. So why is it not central to our energy debates?

    20 Sep 2013

    The first in a series of blog articles that will highlight themes to be debated at our conference, Heat 2013; Director Tim Rotheray asks, when so many people are concerned about paying their heating bills this winter, why is it not front and centre of the energy debate?

  7. New CHPA Report | Sales Database Report 2012 - 2013

    17 Sep 2013

    The latest CHPA member report for the sales of small-scale packaged Combined Heat and Power (CHP) units is now available.

  8. Last chance to enter your project into our awards!

    10 Sep 2013

    Submission for entries to this year's CHPA awards will close on Monday 16th September. Submit your project now!

  9. Cutting cost and carbon emissions – CHP in Universities and the Public Sector

    9 Sep 2013

    In partnership with Edinburgh University the CHPA held a seminar attended by 92 delegates from across the Scottish public energy sector on the 5 September.

  10. Financial risks and opportunities for embedded generators highlighted at member-only event

    6 Sep 2013

    There are some significant financial risks, but also revenue opportunties, for embedded generators in the next two years, attendees heard during a free member-only event on Thusrday.

  11. DCLG move to repeal Act “damages market for buildings based CHP”

    6 Sep 2013

    A proposal by DCLG to repeal the Planning and Energy Act will damage the market for buildings based CHP in England and Wales if it comes into effect, according to CHPA. District heating in new development will also have its position undermined.

  12. District heating industry welcomes DECC appointment of Delivery Unit boss

    4 Sep 2013

    The CHPA welcomes the announcement today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) on its appointment of a director for the new Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU)

  13. CHPA Director to chair Gas to Power Journal Conference session

    4 Sep 2013

    Dr Tim Rotheray, Director of the CHPA will be chairing the Gas to Power Journal's Conference session on infrastructure needs and developments for gas and electricity on the 17th September.

  14. CHPA consultation response | Evidence to parliamentary heat inquiry

    2 Sep 2013

    The CHPA's written evidence to the Committee sets out key elements of the heat sector and highlights immediate issues where policy focus would be of value, including for CHP and district heating.

  15. Last Chance to Book! Cutting cost and carbon emissions – CHP in Universities and the Public Sector – Free Seminar (5th September)

    30 Aug 2013

    This free seminar for property managers across the public sector, and their advisers, will discuss the benefits and the practicalities involved. The opportunity for using Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) to provide guaranteed savings with little or no capital expenditure will also be examined, as well as a variety of other funding options.

  16. DECC clarifies exemption of good quality CHP from 400MW biomass cap to CHPA

    28 Aug 2013

    DECC would like to stress that CHP plants that achieve full or partial certification under the CHP Quality Assurance (CHPQA) programme are permanently exempt from the recently announced 400MW biomass cap.

  17. Last Chance to Book! CHPA Event | Embedded Generators: Opportunities, risks and hazards

    27 Aug 2013

    A full agenda is now available. Please note this event starts at 2pm. This free event will give members the opportunity to understand how some key recent proposals will affect embedded generators: the policy proposals, their likely impact on market participants, and how generators’ value will be affected.

  18. CHPA concerned by reduction of low carbon building powers for councils

    21 Aug 2013

    The CHPA, the leading representative for district heating, expressed concern today over a proposal to reduce local councils’ powers to lower carbon emissions in new buildings in England.

  19. CHPA Consultation Response | Review of the Balance of Competences for Environment and Climate Change Call for Evidence

    12 Aug 2013

    The CHPA's response to the Call for Evidence outlines the vital benefits an EU-wide framework for climate change and other environmental policy provides to UK industry, notes some of the negative effects from the way EU environmental policy is designed and decided, and provides three measures which would help to mitigate these specific problems

  20. Industry welcomes ‘promising’ Allowable Solutions proposals, but new building regulations ‘disappointing’

    9 Aug 2013

    After much delay, recent key government policy announcements are providing more certainty about the route towards zero carbon. Part L of the 2014 Building Regulations, which concerns energy in new homes, will require a 6 percent carbon emission reduction over 2010. Non-domestic buildings will be expected to save 9 percent.