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  1. ADE welcomes Industrial Strategy pledge on business energy use

    23 Jan 2017

    The Association for Decentralised Energy today welcomed the Government's new commitment to set out a long-term roadmap in 2017 to minimise business energy costs as part of its Industrial Strategy Green Paper. 

  2. Role of end users in Capacity Market grows, but more reforms needed

    9 Dec 2016

    Industrial manufacturers, local businesses and householders will benefit from £90m from the Capacity Market in 2020 following auction results announced today, including a tripling in demand side response participation and a growth in highly efficient combined heat and power participation.

  3. Warning that changes to network charging is ‘strategic risk’ to Government industrial strategy, smart energy

    2 Dec 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy today warned that Ofgem’s continued approach on network charging creates ‘strategic’ risk to the Government’s industrial strategy and smart energy ambitions, from manufacturing energy costs to battery storage investment. Any Ofgem decision on this issue should err on the side of caution to prevent unintended damage across the economy, the ADE said.

  4. Association to gain experience of Sir Ed Davey and James Heappey MP

    30 Nov 2016

    Former Energy Secretary the Rt. Hon. Sir Ed Davey and James Heappey MP are to join the Association for Decentralised Energy as Vice Presidents it was announced today.

  5. The best in decentralised energy celebrated at the prestigious Natural History Museum

    24 Nov 2016

    Over 400 guests celebrated with the Association for Decentralised Energy at their annual Awards Dinner held in the prestigious Natural History Museum under Dippy the Dinosaur on Wednesday 23rd November.

  6. ADE and ACE welcome productivity focus in Autumn Statement

    23 Nov 2016

    Both the Association for Decentralised Energy and the Association for the Conservation of Energy today welcomed the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s focus on improving the UK’s productivity and called for energy productivity to play a leading role.

  7. £1.7 billion economic boost thanks to energy efficiency savings

    18 Nov 2016

    New analysis released today shows the productivity of the UK economy rose by £1.7 billion between 2010 and 2015 as a result of industrial, services and domestic sector energy efficiency investments.

  8. ADE response to Ofgem and Government's call for evidence on a smarter, more flexible and user-friendly

    10 Nov 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy today welcomed a new Government report which calls for businesses and other smart energy providers to have better access to electricity market value, increasing their participation and potentially helping to save the energy system up to £40 billion by 2050.

  9. Businesses ready to keep lights on in country’s first Capacity Market warning

    31 Oct 2016

    National Grid today called on UK businesses to meet the country’s first security of supply warning, showing the critical role that business-led flexibility plays in keeping the lights on.

  10. Energy Minister to address Britain’s biggest energy challenge at 2016 Heat Conference

    24 Oct 2016

    Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Minister of State for Energy, will address Britain’s biggest energy challenge at the forthcoming Heat Conference. Heat accounts for almost one half of UK energy costs and the cost of heat continues to rise. Britain faces an urgent challenge in transforming how homes, offices and industry are heated; in its recent report Next Steps for UK Heat Policy, the Committee on Climate Change put it simply: “deployment of low carbon heat cannot wait until the 2030s”.

  11. First £39m launched for heat networks pilot scheme

    17 Oct 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy today welcomed the launch of the £39m Pilot Scheme of the Heat Networks Investment Project. The investment aims to increase the number of cost effective, low carbon heat networks being built, while creating the right conditions for a self-sustaining heat network market.

  12. Low carbon heat deployment cannot wait says CCC

    13 Oct 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy today welcomed the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation for a long term strategy on heat to meet UK decarbonisation commitments past 2020. The report calls on the Government to create “a credible new strategy and a much stronger policy framework for buildings decarbonisation over the next three decades.”

  13. ADE Awards shortlist reflects “incredible year” for decentralised energy

    20 Sep 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) today announced the shortlisted entries for its annual awards programme. The ADE Awards Dinner – sponsored by Vital Energi - will be held at the Natural History Museum on the evening of Wednesday 23 November.

  14. District heating is good value choice says conservative think tank

    9 Sep 2016

    A new report by influential centre right think tank Policy Exchange has today called for a regulatory investment framework to lower costs and benefit consumers. This recommendation echoes the district heating sector’s own recommendation, as well as that of the parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee

  15. Proper review of network charging needed says industry body

    29 Jul 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy today called on the regulator to launch a full Significant Code Review on network charging, as current short-term proposals put industrial manufacturing jobs at risk, and would increase the cost of keeping the lights on and delivering the UK’s low carbon ambitions.

  16. New report says businesses able to bridge electricity capacity gap by 2020

    19 Jul 2016

    Manufacturing sites, hospitals and retail stores could provide the equivalent electricity supply of 6 new power stations and address the UK's electricity capacity concerns, says a new report from the Association for Decentralised Energy today.

  17. Government presses ahead with heat networks confirms Energy Secretary

    29 Jun 2016

    In a speech made to the Business and Climate Summit today, energy secretary Amber Rudd reaffirmed Government’s commitment to heat network infrastructure investment. Dr Tim Rotheray, Association for Decentralised Energy director welcomed the speech.

  18. Regulatory framework would aid district heating ambitions says ECCC

    17 Jun 2016

    The Association for Decentralised Energy today welcomed the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s call for a regulatory investment framework for heat networks echoing the ADE’s recently published proposals. The Committee’s report ‘Low Carbon Network Infrastructure’ recognises the benefit of levelling the playing field to make heat network infrastructure investment opportunities comparable to those for other networks such as electricity, gas and water.

  19. District heating could be subsidy free by 2021

    26 May 2016

    Low carbon district heating networks could succeed without subsidy from 2021 if put on a level playing field with other networks, says a new report published today by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE). The report says that a regulatory investment framework would put heat networks on par with water and energy networks, enabling large investors to consider these different infrastructure assets the same way and helping to drive down heat costs for customers.

  20. Manufacturing industry voices energy cost concerns

    23 May 2016

    This week, the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), whose members include major manufacturers British Sugar and Boots UK, spoke out over growing concerns that a forthcoming Government review could increase energy costs by millions of pounds. The ADE estimates that the changes being considered by the review could increase industrial manufacturers and other local energy users’ energy costs by more than £170m. Some manufacturers could see their energy bill rise by nearly £3m a year. Read the press release and get the link for our article in the Financial Times.

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