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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Member Briefing | Capacity Market Update

    22 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Member Briefing | Implementation of CPS relief

    21 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. £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.

  12. 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.

  13. CHPA to speak at Resource Efficiency & Waste Management Event

    18 Aug 2014

    CHPA Director Tim Rotheray has been invited to chair the RWM's panel on The potential of district heating and the challenges that follow at their annual conference and exhibition in September.

  14. Corby energy-from-waste facility nears financial close

    18 Aug 2014

    French contracting giant Bouygues to start building Corby incinerator later this year

  15. Win £1,000 in our Hidden Heat competition!

    15 Aug 2014

    This year as part of Heat 14, we're searching for images to showcase the hidden nature of energy. Enter now and be in with the chance of winning £1000!

  16. Crow Wood Leisure Starts Saving with EuroSite Power

    14 Aug 2014

    Under the terms of the 15 year agreement signed with Crow Wood Leisure, EuroSite Power has installed and is now operating the 200kWe CHP system at the leisure club, luxury spa and restaurant, generating approximately 2,532,178 kWh of total energy per annum while saving up to 450 tonnes of CO2 - equivalent to taking 93 cars off the road each year.

  17. Medium Combustion Plant Directive – Members Response Reminder

    13 Aug 2014

    The CHPA would like to remind members of the need for responses to the questionnaire that was sent out on 30 July 2014.

  18. Better Energy Blog | On Green Deal funding - Trust is a two way street

    13 Aug 2014

    In case you missed it! - Two weeks ago, the Government reported progress on a part of its flagship Green Deal scheme - the catchily entitled Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (or GDHIF for short). The Government reported that of the total £120m budget, £43m had been spent in the first six weeks. But in just two days, the remainder of the budget, some £60m, had been spent. So what happened?

  19. Government response to the consultation on adjustments to sustainability and reporting provisions for biomass

    13 Aug 2014

    This document sets out the government response to the consultation on minor technical adjustments to aspects of the existing, or planned, reporting requirements and sustainability criteria for biomass.

  20. EU green energy laws 'put 1.5m UK manufacturing jobs at risk’

    13 Aug 2014

    Eurosceptic group blames Brussels for up to 9pc of costs on manufacturers' energy bills, the Telegraph reports