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New Data Shows Efficient Energy Saved £250 Million The UK economy saved nearly £250 million in fuel costs last year by generating its energy more efficiently, new Government figures show. This saving is equivalent to the gas bills of more than 350,000 homes. News - ADE News Press Releases Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Member Briefing | DUKES 2015 data released The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today released its annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) for 2015. News - ADE News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Energy suppliers ‘must pass on low wholesale energy costs’ says Citizens Advice The consumer champion makes the call as British Gas today posted its latest profit statement, showing profits in their residential business almost doubling compared to the same period last year, jumping from £265m to £528m. News - UK Policy Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT DEPDU Programme Close Event On July 5th, the Greater London Authority held a Programme Close event for the Decentralised Energy Project Delivery Unit (DEPDU). Read this article for further details. News - Market News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ofgem: Over 30,000 domestic RHI accreditations in first scheme year The regulator published its annual report for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) on Wednesday 29 July. The report covers the period from 9 April 2014-31 March 2015. News - UK Policy Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Technology and innovation futures survey The Government Office for Science is always working to identify pioneering technologies. The Office is focused on applications that give the UK a competitive edge and improve lives by delivering public services better. This review sets out how these technologies can boost UK productivity and reinforce the UK's position as a world leading innovator. Help identify the important technologies of the next 11+ years by taking part in the survey. News - Market News Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT ELN: Smart thermostats market to ‘rocket to $2.5bn in five years’ The European smart thermostats market is set to increase to $2.5 billion (£1.6bn) in less than five years reports Energy Live News. News - Market News Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Biomass and Biogas Sustainability Implementation Group Updates This update contains several policy updates that DECC wish to make you aware of: • The draft Renewables Obligation Order 2015 has been laid alongside our response to the technical consultation on the draft. • The Government’s cost control announcements on 22nd July, which included a response to the Biomass Cost Control Consultation • The sustainability criteria comes into force under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme from 5th October. News - UK Policy Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Take part in a low carbon project – and earn a cash reward Distribution network operator Electricity North West is looking for volunteers to take part in a revolutionary £5.5 million low carbon trial. The Respond project will deliver an intelligent approach to managing fault current and the company is looking for customers with generation or large motors to complete a one-off survey or to sign up for ‘fault current limiting services’. News - ADE News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Tory energy policy is 'taking Britain backwards', says former energy secretary Ed Davey, the former energy secretary, has accused the Government of taking Britain “backwards” over energy security after the Green Deal for home insulation and solar subsidies was shelved last week. News - UK Policy Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT ENER-G CHP reduces carbon footprint of Manchester's historic town hall and library Two of Manchester's finest public buildings are generating their own low carbon energy supply via ENER-G combined heat and power (CHP) technology. As part of the multi-million pound refurbishment of the grade two-star listed Manchester Town Hall Extension and Central Library, main contractor Laing O' Rourke worked with local CHP specialist ENER-G, NG Bailey and BDP to design, develop and supply the energy efficient system. News - Market News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT CRC Phase 2 deadline next Friday The 2014/2015 annual reporting and buy to comply allowance sale windows are open until 23:59 on Friday 31 July 2015. Therefore participants have just a few days remaining to submit their annual report and order sufficient allowances. News - UK Policy Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Departure of CHP lead at DECC This notification is to advise you that after nearly three years as CHP lead at the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Chris Parkin is moving on to a new position at the Department for Transport, with a focus on low-carbon vehicles. DECC will shortly be advertising for a replacement to take on the CHP lead position within the department. News - UK Policy Fri, 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Principal Mechanical Design Engineer E.ON are looking for a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer to join their Community Energy team, based in Citigen; London News - Jobs Thu, 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT British Gas transforms thousands of homes in Solihull with £25m scheme Thousands of people in Solihull now have warmer and more energy efficient homes, after a £25 million project was completed by British Gas and Solihull Community Housing. News - Market News Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT LCF spending control announcements The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) today announced they will set out their plans for future Contracts for Differences (CfD) allocation rounds later this autumn, potentially indicating there may not be an CfD allocation round in 2015. DECC also announced a series of changes to existing renewable subsidies intended to prevent over-spending within the Levy Control Framework (LCF). The Association for Decentralised Energy has prepared a briefing note which provides an overview of these announcements and their impact on renewable CHP sectors. News - ADE News Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT DECC: Controlling the cost of renewable energy Measures to deal with a projected over-allocation of renewable energy subsidies have been announced today including changes to subsidy for biomass conversions and co-firing projects and consultations on solar PV and FITs. News - UK Policy Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT EU ETS consultation on amendments to greenhouse gas regulations 2012 - Views sought This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) in the UK. The consultation runs for six weeks until 28 August 2015 and responses are welcomed from any organisation or individual but will be of particular interest to operators of installations in the EU ETS small emitters and hospital opt-out scheme. News - International Policy Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT ENER-G flies the flag for British manufacturing ENER-G is flying the flag for British manufacturing as a member of the Made in Britain campaign News - Market News Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Over 200 businesses urge Chancellor to reconsider scrapping zero carbon More than 200 businesses from the construction, property and renewable energy industries have today urged the Chancellor to reconsider the Government’s sudden U-turn over the long-established zero carbon homes policy. News - UK Policy Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT