The Combined Heat and Power Association today warned that investors need more certainty if the RHI scheme is to drive the deployment of cost-effective renewable heat projects, including highly efficient combined heat and power.
The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) is recruiting a communications officer to join our policy and communications team to support an ambitious programme of profile building and strengthening our stakeholder engagement.
The CHPA welcomes the Committee’s inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Despite accounting for 49% of the UK’s energy use, heat has been widely ignored in most areas of the energy debate and Government policymaking. We welcome the Committee’s first inquiry into heat policy in this Parliament. We would highlight that this inquiry accounts for a very narrow portion of the heat policy discussion and with the publication of the heat policy document anticipated in March, we would strongly encourage the committee to consider a full enquiry into decarbonising heat in the coming months. As a narrowly defined inquiry, the CHPA has restricted its comments to some of the higher level principles within the RHI.
The CHPA welcomes the Committee’s inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
CHPA Director Graham Meeks told MPs on Wednesday that the Government's Gas Generation Strategy did not sufficiently address energy efficiency in the UK energy system and offered no new mechanisms to help secure combined heat and power (CHP)'s potential benefits. Mr Meeks was giving evidence to the parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee as part of the Committee's inquiry into the Gas Generation Strategy.
MPs told Treasury and DECC officials last week the unexepected removal of Levy Exemption Certificates (LECs) for combined heat and power (CHP) facilities had damaged investor confidence. The questioning by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee occurred during the committee's inquiry into infrastructure investment.
The Association’s Strategy Day was held on Thursday 7 February, chaired by Michael Rolls and attended by a representative cross-section of members.
CIBSE’s Applications Manual AM12 ‘CHP for buildings’ has recently been updated. The CIBSE CHP - District Heating Group are holding a free evening event on 4th March at AECOM’s offices in London to launch the updated publication.
The CHPA, welcomed the publication today by the London Mayor of guidance to support the delivery of a new district heating schemes in the capital. The District Heating Manual for London is aimed at developers, network designers, planners and planning authorities. It promotes a consistent framework for development of the energy infrastructure that will underpin the capital’s decentralised energy plans.
The Prime Minister delivered a keynote address to launch the Government’s Energy Efficiency Mission on Monday 4 February.
At the end of January, Craig Dennett left the CHPA after almost five years. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Craig for his efforts and wish him well in his future endeavours.
The CHPA welcomes the Energy and Climate Change’s Committee’s inquiry into the Gas Generation Strategy and for the opportunity to provide an expression of interest to give oral evidence to the Committee.
The CHPA welcomes the Government’s interest in ensuring that energy efficiency can play a key role in achieving emissions reduction and secure energy supplies in an affordable way. This growing area of focus is encouraging as energy efficiency has often previously been overlooked in favour of supply side solutions for the future energy system. The CHPA has made four key recommendations in response to consultation’s proposals.
We welcome the Committee’s inquiry into the Gas Generation Strategy and for the opportunity to provide an expression of interest to give oral evidence to the Committee.
Feedback provided in relation to Ofgem's administration of the ECO scheme.
The day will address the long-term development of the Association in response to a dynamic situation in heat, electricity and energy services markets.
A look forward to 2013 from CHPA Director, Graham Meeks.
The CHPA welcomes the opportunity to provide evidence to the Public Bill Committee on the Energy Bill 2012‐13. The CHPA is a leading advocate of decentralised energy services, combined heat and power and district heating, and has over 100 members active across a range of technologies and markets.
Written and oral evidence provided on how Electricity Market Reform will affect decentralised energy.
Feedback provided on the proposed cap for dedicated biomass plant and biomass sustainability requirements.