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ADE Event | Building a Better Mousetrap: Capturing energy innovation The ADE and Osborne Clarke invite members and special guests to a free event on the opportunities underlying the smart energy revolution and how it is delivering for energy customers today. News - ADE News Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT E&T: Waste energy from tower blocks and power lines harvested A new system is being developed that promises to harness waste heat from tower blocks and industrial complexes and convert it into electricity. News - Market News Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Flexitricity's 'demand turn-up' system to harness wasted wind energy Britain’s largest demand response provider Flexitricity has developed Footroom, an automated service that helps manufacturers and other industry increase demand – and therefore production – when wind farm output is at its greatest. News - Market News Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Urgent! Good and bad practice photos needed We have been invited by Zero Carbon Hub to contribute to a building services guide that they are putting together to give out at Ecobuild. We have supplied information on district heating and on CHP. They have requested accompanying photos and are particularly interested in photos demonstrating good or bad practice. If you have something suitable please could you email ASAP. News - ADE News Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT What do you want to see & hear at Heat Conference 2016? We've got four quick questions for you to help us plan for this year's annual Heat conference. Click through to tell us which hot topics you think should be included in our debates and panels. News - ADE News Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Heat pumps enhance environmental benefits of district heating, report claims A report by DECC has found that integrating heat pumps into district heating schemes offers significant potential for reducing CO2 emissions. Across a series of scenarios, the study, published on Thursday 11 February, said that heat pumps could deliver CO2 savings of between 48%-84% relative to counterfactuals based on gas CHP or gas boilers. News - UK Policy Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Italian low-carbon energy company Cogenpower to float on Aim CityAM reports that an Italian low-carbon energy company will float on the London Stock Exchange's alternative investment market (Aim) tomorrow, as it seeks to expand its district heating operations into the UK. News - Market News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT New guide from ENER-G - A Guide to CHP Sizing Installing a CHP plant requires careful deliberation when determining the optimal size. If it’s too large, it will not operate enough. A system that’s too small, on the other hand, will not provide the full cost savings. A myriad of factors need to be considered for consultants to determine the optimal size for a new CHP installation, including: Whether to heat dump or not. How to determine baseline energy costs. The implications of ‘spread spark’. News - Market News Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT IEA DHC Annex Workshop at the International trade fair and Congress for Heating, Cooling and CHP on April 21 The IEA will be hosting a workshop on the realization of innovative low temperature district heating systems in communities at the International trade fair and Congress for Heating, Cooling and CHP on April 21, 2016 in Messe Frankfurt/Main / Germany. Click the link for more details. News - Market News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Carbon emissions slashed by 83% if LPG switched for Biopropane’ ‘The annual carbon emissions from the residential LPG sector could be slashed by 83% by 2025 if heating was switched to biopropane’ says a new report published today by leading trade association, the Energy and Utilities Alliance, EUA. The report entitled ‘Biopropane for the off-grid sector’ considers the impact that introducing biopropane, a green gas, would have on carbon emissions and homeowners alike. News - UK Policy Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT World Waste to Energy City Summit May 10-11 2016 The 2016 World Waste to Energy City Summit brings together a world class speaking faculty including international waste management CEOs, developers, bankers, private equity financiers, technology providers and industrial end users for two days of intensive networking. ADE members are entitled to a discounted rate. Click the link for more information. News - Market News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT The edie Live Innovation competition - enter your decentralised energy innovation today! Innovation is vital to the survival and success of UK plc and the planet. Radical and disruptive change is needed in the way materials and resources are used and how organisations do business. Innovation and emerging technologies are an essential building block for that sustainable future. Recognising this, edie Live has designed a competition specifically designed to promote and support innovation in the sustainability space. News - Market News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT North West Cambridge Development – Spine Complete and Lots Take Shape Vital Energi are delighted to announce that they have successfully completed the 2.5km district heating spine on the first phase of the North West Cambridge Development. The installation provides the District Heating pipework for the project across the 150-hectare site, allowing for the distribution of low carbon heat and hot water across the site which will eventually include 3,000 homes, accommodation for 2,000 postgraduates, 100,000sqm of academic research and development space and community facilities including a supermarket, school, hotel and care home. News - Market News Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Bioteam Final workshop on District Heating - Jumpstart the EU’s Heating and Cooling Strategy This event (16th February) , which targets business operators, policy & decision makers and regulators, aims at discussing the barriers and the challenges for the promotion and innovation of district heating in a number of EU Member States (i.e. Finland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and The Netherlands). Various options will be explored, with the help of a qualified platform discussion in the second part of the seminar, on how to overcome such obstacles. The ambition of this event is to identify a set of options and tools useful for Member States to take district heating to the next level within the EU. News - Market News Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rugeley Power Station expected to cease operations this summer ENGIE is today announcing that its 1,000 MW Rugeley Power Station in Staffordshire is expected to cease market operations in early summer 2016 due to the deterioration in market conditions for UK coal-fired power generation. News - Market News Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Member Briefing | Medium Combustion Plant Directive The European Commission has published the final version of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) 2015/2193. The Association has prepared this briefing note to highlight the main components of the Directive and key areas of interest for members’ operations. NOTE: all emission limit values are defined at a standardised oxygen content of 15% for engines and gas turbines, rather than the typical UK reference level of 5%. News - ADE News Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Sadiq Khan unveils plan for London clean energy revolution Speaking on a visit to the Islington Bunhill Energy Centre, Sadiq Khan announced ‘Energy for Londoners’, a not-for-profit company that will take a lead on clean and green energy across the city. News - UK Policy Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Clarke Energy to Deliver GE Engines in Major Northern Territory Power Infrastructure Upgrade GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) today announced that Clarke Energy, GE’s authorised distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying 10 of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Territory Generation for an upgrade at its existing Owen Springs power station facility as a key part of the Northern Territory Government of Australia’s $75 million investment in Central Australia. News - Market News Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Utility Week: GDN short termism 'hampering heat decarbonisation': ADE District heating networks must be treated as long-term energy infrastructure to avoid sky-high energy bills for consumers, the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has warned. News - ADE News Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT Programme of the 2016 COGEN Europe Annual Conference released! This year’s most anticipated European event for the cogeneration sector comes back to the heart of Europe. It will present pivotal ideas as to how we might move towards a more integrated and decentralised energy system and a more robust and efficient energy market. The COGEN Europe Annual Conference 2016 assembles the main political, industrial and market players in the cogeneration sector, to discuss and debate the major strategic questions that bring cogeneration to the apex of Europe’s energy future. News - Market News Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT