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  1. Government to change “the terms of trade” for the energy sector

    6 Oct 2010

    Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker, yesterday made a commitment to “smash the glass ceiling” for growth of decentralised energy at the Conservative Party Conference.

  2. Huhne highlights key role for CHP during visit to Museum of Liverpool energy scheme

    22 Sep 2010

    Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, visits flagship low-carbon energy centre at new Museum of Liverpool

  3. CHPA welcomes CBI calls for efficient heat policy

    15 Sep 2010

    The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) welcome’s a call by the CBI today on the need to ensure delivery of an integrated and efficient policy for low-carbon heat. The report from the CBI – The Heat is on: Delivering an integrated heat policy – makes recommendations for the Government's proposed Renewable Heat Incentive and addresses the broader issue of decarbonisation of heat.

  4. Local energy needs root & branch reform of energy markets

    9 Aug 2010

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, is today visiting Woking Borough Council’s clean energy projects. The visit highlights changes to local government legislation that will enable councils to sell renewable electricity to the national grid1.

  5. Shapps’ statement brings low-carbon energy closer

    27 Jul 2010

    The CHPA, which represents community heating (district heating), welcomed Housing Minster Grant Shapps announcement today1 to establish a community energy fund, to enable new homes to be zero carbon from 2016.

  6. CHPA call for move to ‘integrated energy’

    30 Jun 2010

    The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) celebrated the launch of its new brand and website yesterday at its annual President’s Reception, held today in the House of Lords. The new identity embodies the diversity and core benefits delivered across the combined heat and power (CHP) and district heating sectors

  7. Tax reforms must not compromise cost-effective carbon savings

    22 Jun 2010

    In the budget statement published today the Chancellor made a point of repeating the Prime Minsters’ pledge to make this the greenest government ever.

  8. CHPA welcomes 10% CO2 emissions cut across central Government

    14 May 2010

    The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) welcomes today’s commitment, from new Prime Minister David Cameron, to ensure central government delivers CO2 savings of 10% over the next 12 months.

  9. CHPA 5 point energy plan for new Government

    10 May 2010

    The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) today outlined a series of five energy actions for the new Government. Securing progress against each measure will help the UK in meeting the challenge often termed the ‘energy trilemma’: improving security of supply, tackling climate change whilst also continuing to supply affordable energy.

  10. More communities must be able to unlock benefits of district heating

    1 Apr 2010

    The Homes and Communities Agency has announced details of three district heating schemes that will together receive £4.8 million of funding under the Low Carbon Infrastructure Fund.

  11. CHPA welcomes creation of Green Investment Bank

    24 Mar 2010

    The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) welcomed the focus on development of sustainable infrastructure announced in 2010 budget.

  12. Conservatives outline key role for CHP & district heating

    19 Mar 2010

    The Conservative party today published its energy policy paper, ‘Rebuilding Security: Conservative energy policy for an uncertain world’.

  13. Today’s Government Planning Policy Statement “puts district heating on the map"

    10 Mar 2010

    Every council will have to consider planning local district heating schemes, following today’s Planning Policy Statement Planning for a Low Carbon Future in a Changing Climate, according to the CHPA

  14. Building a Roadmap for Heat - 2050 scenarios and heat delivery in the UK

    10 Mar 2010

    Encouraging a full and open analysis of the options for meeting our 2050 goals is essential. In particular, current policy development should explore the full suite of approaches that maybe necessary. ‘Building a Roadmap for Heat - 2050 scenarios and heat delivery in the UK’, is a timely call to do just this.

  15. Government ‘Household Energy Management Strategy’ Recognises Contribution of District Heating and CHP

    3 Mar 2010

    The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) welcome publication of the Government’s Household Energy Management Strategy (HEMs).

  16. Leading scientists propose smarter low carbon future

    2 Mar 2010

    A groundbreaking academic report launched today1, highlights critical challenges in the current ‘all-electric’ approach to decarbonisation of the UK energy system.