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Major research paper shows route to 200,000 new jobs The Scottish Green MSPs are today (25 Aug) publishing a major research paper outlining how Scotland could create 200,000 jobs over the next 20 years by pursuing a new economy built on strengths such as renewables, green chemistry, home insulation and forestry. News - UK Policy Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Waste from Notting Hill Carnival could power 80,000 hot showers Westminster City Council are expecting to collect around 200 tonnes of waste from Notting Hill Carnival this weekend, which, if converted correctly will generate enough energy to power 80,000 showers News - Market News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT ADE & Pinsent Masons Event |Squeezing the Orange: Maximising CHP's electricity value - 10 September, 1pm This free event will give ADE members the opportunity to understand how CHP operators and suppliers can navigate an increasingly complicated regulatory and market landscape, avoiding risk and securing value News - ADE News Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Calls for bolder action as manufacturers fail to feel benefits of 'green' red tape challenge Britain’s manufacturers have shown an amber light to the previous government’s ‘green’ red tape challenge, with the benefits of better regulation still not being felt by business, according to a new report out today by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation. The report - Green tape: manufacturers’ views of progress on Defra’s regulatory reform agenda – shows that manufacturers want to see the Government go further in reforming legislation and streamlining data reporting, with seven in ten (71%) saying that cutting ‘green’ legislation in line with the ‘one in, two out’ policy is important to their business. News - UK Policy Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Draft consultation response on the future of the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme The ADE has prepared a draft response to the Ofgem's consultation on its minded-to decision on the Fuel Poor Network Extension Scheme. News - ADE News Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT AD electrical capacity surges beyond 500MWe The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry now delivers an electrical equivalent capacity (electricity and biomethane) of 514 megawatts across 411 plants in the farming, waste and water sectors. News - Market News Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Launch of ERASMUS+ project IBM+ and Survey Please fill out this short survey to help the project understand the need for innovative training on new business opportunities in the energy market. News - UK Policy Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Coalition calls on Prime Minister to support small scale renewables An alliance of 100 organisations representing tens of thousands of workers, small businesses, retailers, farming groups, co-operatives and local government representatives has written to the Prime Minister to express its support for small scale renewable electricity ahead of an expected review of the Feed-in Tariff as reported in the Sunday Times. News - UK Policy Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Better Energy Blog | Time to tap in to an underused energy source: wasted heat Courtesy of The Conversation, a new blog entry that discusses how millions of people worldwide can’t afford to keep their homes warm, but few realise how the heat wasted in our energy system could provide the answer. News - ADE News Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Heating and Power Upgrade Proposals Welcomed By MSP Donside MSP, Mark McDonald has welcomed proposals to expand the implementation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) within the Council’s Heating Stock. News - UK Policy Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT First AD biogas plant opens in Kenya TROPICAL POWER has opened its new 2.4 MW anaerobic digestion (AD) power plant in Nakuru County, Kenya, the first such plant ever to be connected to the grid in Africa. News - Market News Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT European energy labelling requirement deadline As you may already be aware, the Lot1 Energy Labelling and accompanying Ecodesign Requirements Regulations will soon be in place. These regulations apply to space heaters, combination heaters and packages combining different space/combination heaters with controls and solar devices. Click the link to find out more. News - UK Policy Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Biogas sector needs RHI certainty for new projects, experts warn The anaerobic digestion sector is unable to commit to new biogas heat projects until the government announces whether the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be extended beyond April 2016, say industry experts. News - UK Policy Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Entries for the ADE awards close 4th September 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 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Energy efficiency fund will help thousands Almost 2,000 of Scotland’s poorest households will benefit from a £5 million fund to make their homes cheaper to keep warm, Scottish housing Minister Margaret Burgess said today. News - UK Policy Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT ENW rolls out new approach to fault level assessment Electricity North West (ENW) is installing a tool in its control room to manage fault levels on the network, which it says will increase capacity, minimise disruption and cut costs for customers. News - Market News Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Breaking down the barriers to scale Eight out of ten businesses surveyed by The Energyst have appetite to provide demand side response services. National Grid wants to rapidly grow the market. So what’s stopping the two sides coming together and how can barriers to scale be overcome? Level the playing field, simplify the market and get as many firms as possible settled half-hourly, say TPIs, aggregators and specialist suppliers. Brendan Coyne talks to ADE Director Tim Rotheray for his insight. News - ADE News Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT New analysis finds that emissions pledges ahead of UN climate summit are not ambitious enough to avoid dangerous climate change The pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that have been made so far by countries ahead of a crucial climate change summit are not sufficient to avoid dangerous global warming of more than 2 centigrade degrees, according to an analysis published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at London School of Economics and Political Science. News - UK Policy Wed, 19 Aug 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 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Diageo whiskey factory turns waste into renewable heat Global drinks firm Diageo will generate 2 million cubic metres of biogas a year from its whiskey factory in Scotland thanks to a new anaerobic digestion plant. News - Market News Tue, 18 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT