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Unlocking trust is key to unlocking heat networks: lessons from the Westminster Forum

The ACE’s Researcher, Stephanie Hacker, attended the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum on the 25th June. As is now the norm, the conference was held online, but attracted a wide array of participants including trade associations, regulatory bodies, leading heat network operators, local authorities, and members of government from the department for Business, Energy and Industrial strategy (BEIS). Below, Steph shares her thoughts and learnings from the event.

Recovering from one crisis whilst tackling two more: energy efficiency in the green recovery

As we look to the future, it is becoming clear that energy efficiency has the potential to tackle multiple social and environmental challenges as part of a wider COVID-19 recovery. Policy Officer, James Griffiths shares his thoughts below.

Levelling up: now is the time for local energy to step into the limelight

Heat and Decentralised Energy 2020 takes place in London on 25th March. In this blog, Amy Ritchie from the ADE looks at the role of local, decentralised energy in supporting the Government’s aspiration to “level up” our communities, and the importance of youth voice in shaping future action.

Looking local to tackle a global issue: Users a central issue at ADE’s Winter Reception

The ADE hosted its Winter Reception on Wednesday 29 January. This annual event is always a fantastic networking opportunity, and a chance for the ADE to bring together members and colleagues to showcase the brilliant work being done in the sector.

Hydrogen: Hype, hope or horror?

The Government has just published its proposals for how it is going to make new homes fit for a net zero emissions economy. The programme is called the Future Homes Standard. It has two key elements – super levels of efficiency and low carbon heating.  

Getting to the business end of net zero

Caroline Bragg, Senior Policy Manager for the ADE, has written a blog for Npower Business Solutions | Energy HQ. She asks the question, with all the changes over the last few years, many businesses are wondering: Are the government and Ofgem really serious about moving to a smart energy system?

Do energy users hold the key to a net zero future?

To mark the publication of a major new report on the future of the UK energy system, ADE's Tim Rotheray argues a more user-led energy market could prove critical to the success of the net zero transition.

Could energy efficiency be the unexpected beneficiary of the decline of insects?

Tim Rotheray of the Association for Decentralised Energy reflects on what businesses can learn from Isabella Tree's brilliant new book, Wilding.

Regulation is doing some serious backseat driving

Changes to little-known rules and regulations are threatening progress on emissions reductions, warns Tim Rotheray from the Association for Decentralised Energy.

In a world of accelerating change, fortune favours the brave

The ADE's Tim Rotheray has a message for governments and business

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