This briefing note provides members with an update on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme following the Government’s consultation response published on 22 of July 2014.
London Mayor Boris Johnson should examine how the London Underground could be powered by green energy, according to a new report that criticises the capital's slow progress towards a slew of low carbon targets.
As you might expect for a leading independent conservation organisation, when WWF began drawing up the design brief for its new home, sustainability was high on the agenda. The goal was to create a headquarters that would demonstrate how a good quality, high specification commercial office could be built without sacrificing its sustainable credentials. Since its completion, the Living Planet Centre has scooped numerous plaudits and prizes. So what is it that makes the building stand out? Here are five things highlighted friom a recent visit made by 2degreesnetwork.
The Levy Control Framework (LCF) is designed to help DECC achieve its fuel poverty, energy and climate change goals in a way that is consistent with economic growth whilst minimising the impact on consumer bills. HM Treasury (HMT) has responsibility for the Government's public spending framework, and the LCF forms part of that. The Committee has made a number of important and helpful recommendations which have been considered by Ministers and their officials in both DECC and HMT. This memorandum is the Government's formal response to the report.
Applications are being taken for the CHPA's annual awards showcasing innovation, best practice and achievements across combined heat and power, district heating and energy services. This year we have two new awards categories; International and Integrated Energy.
UK homes and businesses could be heated using fuel cells and hydrogen in the future, while simultaneously generating their own electricity a new study by UCL Energy Institute and Imperial College researchers has found. As well as reducing CO2 emissions, the report shows how hydrogen and fuel cells could increase UK energy security.
As part of the Government’s Electricity Market Reform proposals, DECC announced the indicative budgets for the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round starting on 14 October 2014.
The CHPA has published its response to the consultation on the administration of the RO ‘Enabling financial decisions’ grace period.
The EU imports more than half of the energy it consumes and that can make it vulnerable to external energy suppliers such as Russia. To improve the situation, the European Commission presented a plan to reduce this dependence, which was discussed by Parliament’s industry committee this week. Read on to find out the key facts and figures about the EU’s energy imports and how it varies from country to country.
Renewable energy projects to compete for a budget of over £200 million a year, as part of reforms to the electricity market.
The Lee Valley Heat Network was launched by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnston this week, with local politicians heralding its potential to transform the Lee Valley area.
Guest blogger Ian Hopkins, Sales and Marketing Director for ENER-G Combined Power tells us why CHP remains on the front line as a way to boost environmental performance scores under BREEAM despite 'major change' to the energy category of the assessment.
The House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee has today launched an inquiry into the resilience of the UK’s electricity system, asking how science and technology can help with future needs.
More retail buildings are relying on combined heat and power technologies to secure energy supplies and reduce costs. Amy North takes a closer look at the solutions available
This briefing note aims to provide members an update on the Allowable Solutions scheme following the Government’s consultation response published on 8 of July 2014.
Germany is the world's most energy efficient country with strong codes on buildings while China is quickly stepping up its own efforts, an environmental group said Thursday.
The CHPA is delighted to welcome Hanae Chauvaud de Rochefort to the team, who will take the role of Policy Manager.
Business, industry and other organisations will get help to cut their energy costs with £10 million available this year to improve efficiency and reduce energy demand.
Clarke Energy has reached the important milestone of 4 gigawatts (4 GW) of installed generation capacity.
This report explores the options and the potential for cities to engage in the energy supply market and raise finance for investment in low-carbon energy infrastructure – particularly in local energy generation.