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  1. Better Energy Blog | CHP still sweeps clean under new BREEAM

    18 Jul 2014

    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.

  2. Retail Environment Magazine | Combination Unlocked

    18 Jul 2014

    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

  3. New Member Briefing | Government’s Consultation Response on Allowable Solutions

    18 Jul 2014

    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.

  4. Germany is most energy efficient major economy, study finds

    18 Jul 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.

  5. CHPA welcomes new Policy Manager, Hanae Chauvaud de Rochefort

    18 Jul 2014

    The CHPA is delighted to welcome Hanae Chauvaud de Rochefort to the team, who will take the role of Policy Manager.

  6. Boost for business energy efficiency and electricity sector investment

    17 Jul 2014

    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.

  7. Clarke Energy exceeds 4 GW installed base milestone in its 25th year

    17 Jul 2014

    Clarke Energy has reached the important milestone of 4 gigawatts (4 GW) of installed generation capacity.

  8. New Report: City energy: A new powerhouse for Britain

    17 Jul 2014

    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.

  9. Ineos gets £230m UK loan guarantee to build shale gas facility at Grangemouth

    17 Jul 2014

    The owners of the petrochemicals plant in Grangemouth, whose future was in doubt last year, have won a £230m loan guarantee from the UK government to build a new facility to import shale gas.

  10. UK calls for major changes to EU’s “cap and trade” emissions system

    16 Jul 2014

    The UK is calling for major reforms to improve the emissions “cap and trade” system put in place by the European Union since 2005 to tackle climate change.

  11. Fix the EU's Carbon-Trading System | Ed Davey

    16 Jul 2014

    Ed Davey has this week reiterated his call for the EU to deliver comprehensive reform to its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), arguing that without urgent action to push up the price of emissions allowances, the overall cost of decarbonisation could rise.

  12. New Member Briefing| Government Reshuffles

    16 Jul 2014

    Cameron's latest cabinet reshuffle sees important changes in a number of government departments that influence energy policy. The CHPA have prepared this briefing note, detailing the movements of key staff, and introducing the industry's new contacts for the remaining ten months of this government's leadership.

  13. Concession Director & Development Managers, District Energy – London / National

    15 Jul 2014

    Cofely, a GDF SUEZ Group company, is the European leader in energy and environmental efficiency and infrastructure services for businesses and the public sector, and has a #1 position in the UK district energy market. As part of a continued strategic commitment to UK district energy schemes, and to deliver the ambitious growth plans in the sector, Cofely is recruiting a Concession Director (to lead on-going management / expansion of its District Energy schemes) and has opportunities for various Business Development Manager positions to focus on new opportunities.

  14. Better Energy Blog | District heating - From 1300 to 2050

    11 Jul 2014

    Did you know, the oldest district heating scheme was established by a little village in France in the 1300s pumping water from a geothermal source, through wooden pipes!

  15. High Court rules in favour of solar companies’ £132 million damages claim against DECC

    11 Jul 2014

    The companies claim that the "unlawful and unfair" cuts to the feed-in tariff caused their businesses substantial damages resulting in thousands of redundancies.

  16. Final Report | Spatial mapping tools for district heating : helping local authorities tackle fuel poverty

    11 Jul 2014

    This is a report on a practical tool for use by local authorities and other city stakeholders in England and Wales to identify promising district heating sites that both maximise techno-economic considerations and social criteria.

  17. National Grid publishes Capacity Mechanism User Guide

    11 Jul 2014

    Today National Grid has published the Capacity Market User Support Guide for the Capacity Mechanism. This document has been produced in response to stakeholder feedback following the publication of the final version of the Capacity Market Rules 2014 and The Electricity Capacity Regulations 2014 on 23rd June 2014.

  18. Safety regulations could be relaxed to keep nuclear power stations open

    11 Jul 2014

    Britain’s ageing nuclear reactors are close to reaching key safety thresholds, which will have to be raised to allow them to keep generating power, it emerged yesterday.

  19. Cogeneration a vital part of $1bn Exxon Mobil project

    11 Jul 2014

    130 MW cogeneration unit is set to play a part in a substantial investment being made by Exxon Mobil in, Antwerp, Belgium.

  20. Response to Private Wire Network Contracts for Difference Agreement consultation

    10 Jul 2014

    The CHPA has submitted a response to the proposed Private Network CfD Agreement, Metering Operational Framework (MOF) and Technical System Requirements (TSR).