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Large-scale energy retrofit requires a decade of political certainty and public funding

Energy use in buildings is a sector with large potential for energy efficiency improvement, both internationally and nationally. 

How EV charging can Get Smart – ADE backed Energy UK report

A new report, published today by Energy UK, assesses the future options for enabling Electric Vehicle (EV) owners to benefit from smart charging.

Dan McGrail to step down as HeatNIC chair

Dan McGrail is to step down as the chair of the Heat Networks Industry Council (HeatNIC) following his decision to leave Siemens.

Citizens Advice, The ADE and Energy UK release joint ‘risk register’ for energy flexibility

Citizens Advice, Energy UK and the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) have together developed a risk register for domestic demand side response. Demand Side Response (DSR) incentivises people to change the way they use energy based on price signals e.g. incentivising people to charge their electric vehicles at night when there is less demand. 

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:

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.

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