Industrial and commercial market players highlighted the opportunity businesses could play delivering tangible cost and carbon savings while empowering consumers to MPs and Peers last week.
District heating reduced 1.6 million tonnes of carbon and benefited more than 24,000 households under the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP), Ofgem’s final report on the scheme said Wednesday.
Local energy encompasses both the production and use of energy, typically at the smaller scale and in direct response to energy consumers’ needs. Local, or decentralised, energy is produced at or near the point of final use, rather than at large, centralised plant. It is vital to recognise the importance of both heat and electricity when discussing local energy.
While a note of optimism was sent from the speakers side at COGEN Europe’s Annual Conference in Brussels, congress participants highlight to European decision-makers that swift action is needed now to ensure that the existing CHP fleet is maintained.
The Associate Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group (PRASEG) and the CHPA are holding a panel discussion in parliament to analyse the decentralised energy opportunity in the energy market.
18 months ago CHPA carried out the first survey of district heating schemes in the UK, which we used to provide important information to Government, and to produce the map of schemes on our website. Now is the time to update the survey, and you would be assisting. It’s a great way to learn about a growing industry and will give you insight and contacts.
March 2013 was the last month of generation eligible for CHP LECs, effectively ending the scheme for CHP generators. LECs provided an exemption to CHP operators from the Climate Change Levy on all of their exported electricity. The Government announced in 2011 that LECs for CHP would end in April 2013, 10 years earlier than expected.
The World Waste to Energy City Summit explores the opportunities and challenges in integrating waste-to-energy into today’s cities, focusing on advanced conversion technologies for municipal and industrial waste.
Tuesday's heat strategy 'The Future of Heating: Meeting the Challenge' is an important development for the CHP and district heating sectors in many respects. Certainly, it didn't contain everything that everyone in the sector wanted, but frustration in some areas cannot be allowed to overshadow the major advances that have been confirmed in the strategy - many achieved through the work of this Association and strong representations from our members.
New heat utilities to drive growth in community energy
The Government has today published its heat strategy paper, “The Future of Heating: Meeting the Challenge”, paving the way for a major programme of investment in new district heating infrastructure in communities across Britain. The paper, launched by Energy & Climate Secretary Ed Davey MP, sets out measures to drive efficiency, cut costs and reduce emissions from heat supply to businesses, communities and households.
On 11th May, a team including staff from our event organisers SE2 will be rowing 8.5km along the Thames in aid of the AHOY Centre in South East London
On 6 March the CHPA’s Director addressed a seminar in Copenhagen organised by the Danish District Energy Partnership, alongside CHPA members Jeremy Bungey of e.on Community Energy and Robin Wiltshire of BRE.
The CHPA provided evidence to the Scottish Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee on Thursday, on the energy savings generated by biomass combined heat and power. The Committee is currently reviewing the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2013 [Draft
The CHPA published its member-only Quarterly Policy Update today, providing an overview of the UK energy policy environment and recent CHPA activity.
The CHPA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the review of qualification criteria for renewable combined heat and power (CHP) schemes. The CHPA is the UK’s leading independent advocate of CHP and district heating, and has over 100 members active across a range of technologies and markets.
The Combined Heat & Power Association, with support from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the Carbon & Energy Fund and the NHS SDU, are organising a free, one-day workshop for NHS energy buyers that will give practical guidance on how CHP systems work, the different technology and financing options available, explore existing case studies and feature a tour of Guy’ Hospital CHP plant.
CHPA deputy director Ian Manders stated that the ministerial speech yesterday does not stop industry uncertainty about the carbon emission standards in the delayed 2013 Building Regulation energy requirements (Part L).
CHPA welcomed the new CIBSE guide to CHP in Buildings (AM12) at its launch in London yesterday (4 March). In his speech at the launch, CHPA deputy director Ian Manders said it provided much needed guidance to the building industry about how CHP (combined heat and power) units worked, and where they would work best.
CHPA deputy director Ian Manders expressed concern today about the continued delay to the announcement on the 2013 Building Regulation energy requirements (Part L).