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54% of energy used in supply of UK electricity wasted A report released today features new analysis showing how the UK electricity system wastes a staggering £9.5 billion from the loss of energy before it reaches homes and businesses. Press Releases News - ADE News Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Event | Mainstreaming Heat Networks in the UK This workshop provides an occasion to discuss the opportunities and challenges of mainstreaming heat networks in the UK. Professionals and academics will provide insights on the state of district heating in the UK and challenges and barriers to its widespread deployment within the national Energy Sector. The workshop is hosted by the University of Manchester’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Power Networks in collaboration with Manchester Energy, IEEE Student Branch PES Chapter and the IET. News - Market News Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Event | Rehau District Heating Workshop REHAU will be hosting its annual District Heating workshop on the 4th November at the Building Centre in London. The expert speaker line up includes DECC, CIBSE and Buro Happold and covers topics such as the recent CIBSE Code of Practices, optimising heat network design, funding options and an innovative new procurement solution for Local Authorities. News - Market News Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT New Report | Less Waste, More Growth : Boosting energy productivity There is an immense opportunity to improve our energy productivity, cutting energy bills, creating jobs and building a stronger economy. Currently 54% of the energy used to produce electricity is lost by the time it arrives at a UK home or business, where further losses occur. This lost energy is worth £9.5 billion a year, the equivalent of £354 per household, more than half the average home’s annual electricity bill. It also represents the annual carbon emissions equivalent to every car in the UK. While not all energy waste can be stopped, there are immediate, practical, cost-effective steps which could save over £3 billion a year. Read the report to find out how we could improve the UK's energy productivity. News - ADE News Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Mini heat-and-power systems enter Europe's battle of the boilers Gas boilers that produce electricity as well as heating and hot water could grab a third of the European market by 2030 as consumers look to rein in ballooning power bills and governments channel subsidies into low-carbon technology. Reuters reports. News - Market News Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Conservative Conference 2015 | Energy Productivity: Making energy work for business This panel event will consider energy from a business user perspective – in particular picking up debates around energy efficiency, carbon taxation, competitiveness, and decentralised energy solutions – and linking this to the wider debate about productivity. News - ADE News Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT DECC Vacancies | Commercial and Technical Specialists The Heat Networks Delivery Unit (HNDU) within DECC is supporting local authorities to deliver heat network projects to commercialisation. We are looking for commercial and technical specialists who are goal driven, with the skills and know-how to select, assess and support projects. For more information and to apply, please visit the Civil Service Jobs website and search reference numbers 1468834 for the Commercial Specialist role and 1468801 for the Technical Specialist role. News - Jobs Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Renewables Obligation Calculation Information 2016/17 On 30 September, DECC announced the level of the 2016/17 renewables obligation. See here for more information on how the calculation was made. News - UK Policy Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Labour conference: Every community should own a clean energy power station Labour's new Shadow Energy Secretary Lisa Nandy has pledged to 'democratise' the energy system by boosting community-owned renewables across the country. EDIE Reports. News - UK Policy Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Public understanding grows on energy and climate change consensus The British public is becoming more aware of the scientific consensus on climate change and the public consensus on renewable energy, a survey shows. The ComRes survey for the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) reveals that adults in Great Britain are more likely than a year ago to know that almost all climate scientists believe climate change is mainly the result of human activities. News - Market News Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Customer Engagement with the Energy Market - Tracking Survey 2015 Ofgem has published its annual tracking survey of Customer Engagement with the Energy Market, conducted for the eighth time in March 2015 by Ipsos MORI. An improvement in trust in suppliers was recorded, with consumers who stated they trusted suppliers to be open increasing 7 percentage points to 35% and those distrusting them falling 7 percentage points to 37%. News - Market News Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT How to advertise your vacancy with the ADE Find out how to list your vacancy on our jobs board. News - Jobs Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Roll up… the Capacity Market is back in town - Flexitricity Blog Alastair Martin, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Flexitricity talks Capacity Market, auctions and demand response. News - Market News Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT New energy efficiency labels come into force Newly installed heating and hot water systems are now required to display an energy efficiency label rating under new EU legislation. News - UK Policy Tue, 29 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Member Briefing | Capacity Market pre-qualification results On Friday, DECC announced the results of the Capacity Market pre-qualification results. The ADE has completed some initial analysis of the results. News - ADE News Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT £2m available in a fifth round of HNDU's support for heat networks Today DECC launched the 5th Round of funding for heat networks. £2m are available for Local Authorities in England and Wales progressing district heating projects. News - UK Policy Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT HM Treasury Consultation | reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape Following the announcement of a review of the business energy efficiency tax landscape at the Summer Budget, this consultation seeks evidence from a number of stakeholders and sets out policy proposals to simplify and improve the effectiveness of the landscape in supporting the Government’s objectives around simplicity, productivity, security of energy supplies and decarbonisation. News - UK Policy Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT New regulations and standards for district and community heating are topic of seminars The latest regulations on district and community heating and new industry standards will be explained to heat suppliers, such as developers and landlords, at two forthcoming breakfast seminars in central London hosted by ENER-G Switch2 and Winckworth Sherwood. News - Market News Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ofgem - Draft Renewables Obligation: Guidance for Generators This draft guidance document is for generators that receive or would like to receive support under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It gives an overview of the support levels available, the types of generating technologies that might be eligible for the scheme and how eligible generators become accredited. News - UK Policy Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Event | Distributed Generation stakeholder workshop Western Power Distribution's Distributed Generation stakeholder workshop will cover a range of topics including customer service improvements, innovative connections, transmission/distribution interface issues (Statement of Works) and commercial issues including queue management. In the afternoon, there will be an opportunity for attendees to participate in more detailed ‘surgeries’. News - Market News Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT