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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.