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PM’s investment in retrofit and hydrogen welcomed by energy industry

The Association for Decentralised Energy (The ADE) welcomes the announcement made today (17/11/20) by the Prime Minister introducing a Ten Point Plan for a green economic recovery. The Plan will ensure the UK’s regions are at the heart of economic recovery from the pandemic and the UK’s progress to net zero.

Right place, right stuff: Gov to put local areas in charge with zoning consultation on heat networks

The Association for Decentralised Energy welcomes the decision announced today (21/10/20) by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to consult on a framework for heat network zoning. This comes after the publication of the ADE’s recent report “Heat and Energy Efficiency Zoning: A framework for net zero for new and existing buildings”, which laid out a vision and policy proposals for a wider zoning framework.

Reaching net zero requires a retrofit revamp

The ADE has today launched its paper ‘Getting (retro)fit for net zero’, in which the Association focuses on the huge challenge of retrofitting the UK’s homes to ensure that they align with meeting the UK’s net zero targets.

The ADE and ACE Research welcome the publication of BEIS heat network skills review

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) welcomes the publication of the Heat Network Skills Review report by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The research explores current capability and capacity within the heat network sector, considering the skills implications of future growth to help inform national policy on skills in the sector.  The full report can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heat-network-skills-review

Mind the retrogap! Government should empower local actors and solutions to decarbonise our buildings

The Association for Decentralised Energy (The ADE) lays out its vision and policy proposals for heat and energy efficiency zoning in its new paper “Zoning for Heat and Energy Efficiency”. The paper was launched today in partnership with UK Power Networks, who simultaneously launched their complimentary “Heat Street” Project.

Industry is ready to retrofit homes up and down the country and we are ready to do it well

In response to BBC coverage today (22/7/20) on energy retrofit, The Association for Decentralised Energy (The ADE) is calling for quality control and consumer protection within the Green Homes Grant scheme, announced by the Chancellor earlier this month. In total, £3bn was directed towards energy efficiency, with £1bn for public sector buildings, and £2bn through a Green Homes Grant.

We are ready to provide 40,000 green-collar jobs in the next two years, says energy industry

The Association for Decentralised Energy (The ADE) welcomes the announcement made today (8/7/20) by the Chancellor backing a green recovery, which should support thousands of jobs, reduce energy bills and make homes healthier and lower carbon. 

‘Build, build, build’ not enough - the UK must ‘retrofit, refurb, renovate’, says energy industry

The Association for Decentralised Energy (The ADE) welcomes the announcement made today by the Prime Minister calling for an ‘infrastructure revolution’ which will boost the UK economy, help reskill and level up across the country.  

Heat networks industry announces plan to create thousands of ‘green collar’ jobs

The heat networks industry, which delivers heat to close to 500,000 customers across the country as an alternative to heating from individual gas boilers, has launched the Heat Networks Industry Council (HNIC) today at an online event with Energy and Clean Growth Minister, Kwasi Kwarteng MP.

Putting customers at the heart of our pandemic response, says Heat Networks Industry Council

A new consumer protection agreement has been agreed today (1 May 2020) between members of the Heat Networks Industry Council. Measures agreed include ensuring all customers remain supplied with energy,heating and hot water through challenging times and supporting customers in financial distress.

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