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  1. Have you entered our photo competition yet? Join us at the Olympic Park!

    29 Aug 2014

    Be in with the chance of winning £1,000 by sending in your energy snaps! New site visit announced! Join us at the Olympic Park Energy Centre in September!

  2. Scottish local energy initiative raises £800,000

    29 Aug 2014

    A technology developed by IE-CHP, which aims to generate electricity and heat in residential buildings, has won investment from SSE, Intelligent Energy and the Scottish Investment Bank.

  3. Policy paper: Evaluation of the Renewable Heat Incentive: interim report - the non-domestic scheme

    29 Aug 2014

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) commissioned independent evaluation research to understand and assess how the scheme is delivering relative to its objectives and support development of the scheme.

  4. CfD auction date announced

    29 Aug 2014

    DECC today announced a number of updates related to the Contracts for Difference scheme, including the date of the forthcoming CfD auction. This scheme provides support for biomass and biogas CHP and will completely replace the Renewables Obligation scheme from April 2017.

  5. Better Energy Blog | How thermal storage can reduce consumer bills

    29 Aug 2014

    We learned from the Telegraph this week that 10 wind farms have each been paid ‘constraint payments’ of more than £3 million over the past three years to shut down their turbines, with one alone receiving £11 million. Rather than switching these assets off, could thermal storage provide the answer to grid balancing?

  6. Consultation launched to improve heat network design, build and operation

    29 Aug 2014

    CHPA and CIBSE announce today the next step in an exciting new inititative to enhance the quality of heat networks across the UK.

  7. New report by Citizen's Advice | Take a walk on the demand side

    29 Aug 2014

    'Take a walk on the demand side' examines demand-side response (DSR) – defined by Ofgem as ‘customers responding to a signal to change the amount of energy they consume from the grid at a particular time’ – from a domestic and small-business consumer perspective. Drawing together the latest experience from GB and internationally with original analysis and consumer insight, this paper sets out a vision of how over the next few years DSR can be made to work for consumers.

  8. Policy uncertainty threatens to slow renewable energy momentum

    28 Aug 2014

    IEA forecast sees renewable power as a cost-competitive option in an increasing number of cases, but facing growing risks to deployment over the medium term

  9. Member Briefing | Capacity Market Update

    27 Aug 2014

    The CHPA has produced a briefing note which aims to provide a brief overview and update on changes, provides links to new publications, and highlights some areas of continued concern.

  10. Member Briefing | Implementation of CPS relief

    27 Aug 2014

    In Budget 2014, HM Treasury announced that fossil fuel CHP would receive relief from Carbon Price Support for all fuel used for electricity consumed ‘on-site’. The relief will then be available to all fossil fuel CHP plant, including those on district heat networks, from April 2015. This briefing note provides the three options currently being considered by HMRC to implement the relief.

  11. Simons Green Energy wins ENER-G cogeneration award

    27 Aug 2014

    Australian-based energy efficient technology business Simons Green Energy has been recognised for its role in championing the developing cogeneration market in Australia.

  12. Project Delivery Director sought for Lee Valley Heat Network

    26 Aug 2014

    A Project Delivery Director is urgently required for the Lee Valley Heat Network. This ambitious infrastructure project aims to become a UK front-runner, capturing waste heat from the Edmonton Energy from Waste facility and other dedicated CHP plants across the Lee Valley. Enfield Council are seeking a dynamic individual, with experience of leading the development of large construction projects to successful conclusion.

  13. Britain is now the 'lowest-cost manufacturing economy of Western Europe'

    22 Aug 2014

    Stable wages and improved productivity over the past decade made the UK increasingly competitive even compared to many Eastern European countries

  14. EDF Energy agrees to pay £3m to benefit vulnerable customers

    22 Aug 2014

    EDF Energy has agreed to pay £3m to benefit vulnerable customers following an Ofgem investigation into the company’s complaint handling during the final stages of introducing a new customer service IT system in 2011.

  15. COSPP | Coal-burning CHP persists in Europe

    19 Aug 2014

    Environmental activists are planning a demonstration for this weekend against proposed new coal mines to be sited on the Polish-German border.

  16. Your views on metering and billing district heating schemes needed!

    19 Aug 2014

    Environmental charity Changeworks is researching social landlords’ experiences of metering and billing district and communal heating schemes. The research will be used to produce best-practice recommendations for social landlords which will be particularly relevant given upcoming Government regulations on implementing the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. Submit your views and help spread the word.

  17. Use lakes to heat Scottish businesses, Glasgow professor says

    19 Aug 2014

    The "hidden heat" in rivers, lakes, and deep mines could be put to use warming homes and offices in Scotland, an academic has claimed.

  18. DECC announces more research for heat pumps in district heating

    18 Aug 2014

    DECC has released a new tender seeking a supplier to undertake a data collection exercise, development of a simulation model, subsequent analysis and reporting of the potential integration of heat pumping technologies with heat networks.

  19. £20 million local energy fund

    18 Aug 2014

    The Scottish Government have today announced a £20 million pot to help communities set up low-carbon energy pilot projects in their areas.

  20. Certainty needed to unlock more renewable heat investment

    18 Aug 2014

    CHPA Director Tim Rotheray today commented on the announcement of £74m in new investment, supported by the Green Investment Bank, for a biomass combined heat and power plant at the Macallan Distillery in Speyside, Scotland.