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New ENER-G biogas CHP technology warms up cash returns on small scale anaerobic digestion ENER-G has turned up the heat on the anaerobic digestion market by launching a new sub 200kwth CHP unit that maximises financial returns on both the highest rate Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed in Tariffs (FIT). News - Market News Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Why Combined Heat and Power Makes Sense for Data Centers Data center operators are late adopters of combined heat and power, a technology that’s been around since the late 1800s and used extensively in hospitals, refineries, petrochemical and biotech facilities. But using such plants as the source of data center power can have substantial energy efficiency and cost reductions benefits. News - Market News Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT IET RPG 2016 conference - call for papers The IET is pleased to invite Association for Decentralised Energy members to take part in the programme of RPG 2016. The conference offers an opportunity to present your latest renewable energy research and results to an audience of like-minded specialists. With over 200 international experts expected to attend, you should ensure you don’t miss out! News - Market News Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Bosch Celebrates 150th Anniversary Leading manufacturer, Bosch Commercial and Industrial Heating is celebrating a special milestone, with this year marking 150 years since the company began producing industrial boilers. News - Market News Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Better Energy Blog | What the General Election Means for UK Energy Policy As we near the general election, the Association for Decentralised Energy reviewed the parties’ manifestos to better understand what they will mean for the decentralised energy sector and energy users. News - ADE News Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT HHIC respond to DECC’s Renewable Heat Incentive quarterly statistics Department of Energy & Climate Change, DECC has today published quarterly statistics for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Roger Webb, Director at the Heating & Hotwater Industry Council, HHIC responds News - UK Policy Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT ADE Awards - applications now open Applications are being taken for the ADE's annual awards showcasing innovation, best practice and achievements across combined heat and power, district heating and energy services. This year we have two new awards categories; International and Integrated Energy. News - ADE News Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Heat Trust vacancy | Scheme Manager Heat Trust is seeking a proactive, driven Scheme Manager to lead the successful launch and operation of a new venture that will offer industry led self regulation of the district heating sector. The role will embrace a broad spectrum of responsibilities, including general Scheme management, membership management, strategic development and communications. News - Jobs Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Scotland launches £224m low-carbon home heating scheme A national fuel poverty scheme funded by the Scottish Government is to be launched to bolster efforts to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland, transforming the way customers receive energy efficiency services. News - UK Policy Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Gazprom for alleged abuse of dominance The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Gazprom alleging that some of its business practices in Central and Eastern European gas markets constitute an abuse of its dominant market position in breach of EU antitrust rules. News - International Policy Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT ADE update | Central Heating Fund available to Local Authorities The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched the Central Heating Fund, a £25m capital funding programme designed to support Local Authorities, in conjunction with their local partners, to deliver first time Central Heating Systems to their fuel poor households. Read our brief summary. News - ADE News Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Guardian : What happens if there's a hung parliament? Read this short guide from the Guardian on what to expect if an overall majority is not reached by any party. News - UK Policy Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Apprentices help with District Heating Scheme Two apprentices at the University of Glasgow will be working on the District Heating Scheme as part of a work placement with Crown House Technologies (CHt). News - Market News Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT NY Times : Energy Efficiency Bill Passed by Congress The New York Times reported this week that Congress passed a bill focused on improving energy efficiency in buildings and water heaters. News - UK Policy Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Member Briefing | Political Party Manifestos - Election 2015 *UPDATED* The UK Parliamentary general election takes place on 7 May 2015. This member briefing provides a summary of the six major parties' proposals for energy and climate change as outlined by their manifestos. These parties are the Conservative, Labour, the Liberal Democrat Party, the United Kingdom Independence Party, the Scottish National Party and the Green Party. News - ADE News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Cogen Europe Conference | The UK's Heat Strategy: Lessons for the EU David Wagstaff, Head of Heat Strategy and Policy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), will address a cogeneration industry audience at the COGEN Europe Annual Conference in Brussels on 19 May to highlight the lessons to be drawn from the UK's ground-breaking, bottom-up process. News - Market News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Local Energy Challenge Fund workshops - 27th & 28th April Local Energy Scotland is holding two free workshops to help you find out more about the Local Energy Challenge Fund (LECF), including updates from the successful Round 1 projects (six projects, total of over �20M funding) and how to apply for Round 2. News - Market News Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Islington Council | Energy Capital Projects Manager This new role responds to the council’s growing energy project portfolio and will lead on the delivery of our energy efficiency and decentralised energy capital projects. Islington Council is characterised as a UK local authority that both develops and delivers capital projects in-house, using external and significant internal capital funding – reflecting the high political priority placed on our work. News - Jobs Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Member briefing | Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme On 26th March, Ofgem released a consultation on the fuel poor network extension scheme which includes a proposal to extend the scheme to support district heating connections. This member briefing note provides a brief overview of the scheme's rules which may be of particular interest to Association members. News - ADE News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Consultation Response | Assessing the efficiency of Great Britain's energy infrastructure The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) responded Ofgem’s consultation on the draft report An assessment of the energy efficiency potential of the gas and electricity infrastructure of Great Britain. Consultation Response Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT