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  1. New Member Briefing | Government’s consultation response on Energy Company Obligation

    25 Jul 2014

    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.

  2. Mayor Boris 'set to miss' host of green goals

    25 Jul 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.

  3. What makes WWF’s headquarters different to your office building? Here are five for starters

    24 Jul 2014

    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.

  4. Levy Control Framework: Parliamentary oversight of Government levies on energy bills - Energy and Climate Change

    24 Jul 2014

    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.

  5. CHPA Awards | Deadline Approaches! Submit your entry now.

    24 Jul 2014

    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.

  6. Could we heat homes using fuel cells and hydrogen in the future?

    24 Jul 2014

    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.

  7. New Member Briefing | Contracts for Difference Budgets and Pots

    24 Jul 2014

    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.

  8. Consultation Response | Renewables Obligation: The ’enabling financial decisions’ grace period

    24 Jul 2014

    The CHPA has published its response to the consultation on the administration of the RO ‘Enabling financial decisions’ grace period.

  9. The EU's energy dependence: facts and figures

    24 Jul 2014

    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.

  10. Over £200 million boost for renewables

    24 Jul 2014

    Renewable energy projects to compete for a budget of over £200 million a year, as part of reforms to the electricity market.

  11. North London district heating project to serve 5,000 homes

    22 Jul 2014

    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.

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

    21 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.

  13. Lords Select Committee : Managing the UK’s electricity system – can we keep the lights on?

    21 Jul 2014

    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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.