ACE Research is an internationally respected research unit that consistently delivers ground-breaking policy research and evaluation. Its work supports that of the ADE, ensuring our policy positions and advocacy are always founded on and guided by the best available evidence and insight.
Originally part of the Association for the Conservation of Energy, ACE Research historically focused on energy efficiency, specifically in respect to frameworks for implementing energy policy in buildings, barriers to and opportunities for effective implementation and the roles of different stakeholders. Now part of the ADE, ACE Research is broadening its scope to all decentralised energy sectors, including combined heat and power, heat networks and demand response services. Find out more
In recent weeks the ADE has been speaking about how rising energy costs provide a strong argument for increasing energy efficiency investment - we have warned that cutting or postponing the ECO scheme is likely to result in businesses failing and will further reduce confidence in those that remain.
The government hosted a public consultation from January to April 2021 on proposed changes to the Building Regulations. The government has now responded to that consultation, covering energy efficiency, ventilation and overheating.
The BEIS Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator is currently open for applications for demonstration projects using novel process technologies with the potential to reduce energy consumption, maximise resource efficiency and cut carbon emissions.