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  1. £110m funding secured for biggest waste wood CHP facility in the North West

    21 Nov 2014

    Foresight Group (Foresight) and the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) have today announced an investment in the construction of a new waste wood CHP facility in Merseyside.

  2. ENER-G Switch2 brings 'Fair Play' in energy prepayment to social housing sector

    20 Nov 2014

    Award-winning technology developed within the social housing sector is leading the way in transforming energy prepayment - making it more customer friendly - while helping residents to reduce consumption.

  3. EU court rules against UK on air pollution

    20 Nov 2014

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ordered the UK Government to take urgent action to tackle air pollution.

  4. UK air pollution reduction plans deemed unacceptable by European court

    20 Nov 2014

    The UK could face significant challenges to bring its air pollution under control in time to meet a European Directive on air quality after the ruling of a European court today.

  5. COGEN Europe Recognition Awards 2015: Apply Now!

    20 Nov 2014

    COGEN Europe invites you to make nominations for the 2015 edition of the Recognition Awards. As in past years, there are three categories of award: Policy Development; Market Development, and; Technology and Innovation.

  6. Victoria Circle Development Utilizes Clarke Energy to Deploy GE Distributed Power Technology

    20 Nov 2014

    International consultancy and construction company Mace has selected U.K.-based distributed power developer Clarke Energy to supply two Jenbacher J420 natural gas-fueled engines from GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE). The engines will provide environmentally friendlier, more sustainable power and heat for the first phase of the £380 million Nova, Victoria, redevelopment project, an area of London previously known as Victoria Circle.

  7. Moody's: New Capacity Market in Great Britain offers increased revenue stability for gas fired generation

    20 Nov 2014

    According to Moody's Investors Service, Great Britain's new Capacity Market could help to stabilise revenues for gas-fired power generation at a time when running hours have become increasingly uncertain, although the mechanism could be more exposed to political risk than existing renewable electricity support schemes. Overall Moody's considers the Capacity Market to be credit positive in the short term, but the extent of any lasting long term benefit is difficult to assess.

  8. Briefing Note | DCLG Consultation on Small Sites Exemption

    20 Nov 2014

    The consultation on “Small sites exemptions” forms part of the wider Zero Carbon Homes and Allowable Solutions policy. The Department of Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) view is that achieving the zero carbon policy could be challenging for small builders. The CHPA is going to publish a draft response within the following weeks and will circulate it to members.

  9. Consultation Response | Scottish Draft Community Energy Policy Statement

    19 Nov 2014

    The Scottish Government consulted on proposals for encouraging community investment in commercial local energy schemes.

  10. British Gas Smart Meter Challengers show how average savings of up to £66 a year could be achieved from energy bills

    19 Nov 2014

    A revolutionary British Gas experiment with 14 homes across Britain proves how easy it is to be energy efficient with smart meters.

  11. New Carbon Connect Report | Pathways for Heat: Low Carbon Heat for Buildings

    17 Nov 2014

    This report calls on the next Government to set heat as a priority for the coming decade. During the 2010-2015 Parliament, the big energy policy priority was progressing power sector decarbonisation by agreeing Electricity Market Reform. Now Electricity Market Reform is legislated and being implemented, it is time for policy-makers to reassess their priorities.

  12. Workshop | Innovation in District Heating - 3rd December

    17 Nov 2014

    This half-day workshop aims to bring together the leading companies and individuals involved, to explore the challenges and potential innovation that could help bridge some of the gaps in skills needed to bring forward district heating projects in the UK.

  13. Solving Urban Challenges with Data: Competition

    17 Nov 2014

    Innovate UK, Economic and Social Research Council and Natural Environment Research Council are to invest up to £7.5m in collaborative R&D projects (with a proportion available for relevant feasibility studies) to develop new solutions to urban challenges through their competition 'Solving Urban Challenges with Data'.

  14. Study: Energy storage will soon replace peaker plants

    14 Nov 2014

    Energy storage options will be competitive or cheaper than the majority of simple cycle combustion turbine (CT) peaking plants by 2018, according to new research which predicts advances in battery technology are about to disrupt more expensive generating facilities.

  15. Low carbon energy for businesses in Knowsley

    14 Nov 2014

    Knowsley Council is looking for a partner to help deliver a low carbon energy solution for businesses at Knowsley Industrial and Business Park.

  16. IET Seminar | The Future of Urban Heat | 4th December 2014

    14 Nov 2014

    Energy expert Davy Thielens and guests from built environment and energy sectors including senior figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), will be debating sector hot topics that explore how to meet the challenge of low-carbon heating in towns and cities.

  17. Heat 14 Conference | Survey

    14 Nov 2014

    If you attended our Heat 14 Conference last week please fill in our short survey and tell us what you thought!

  18. Growing Heat Networks - Seminar on Wednesday 26th November

    14 Nov 2014

    Growing Heat Networks offers insights to what the industry can expect in 2015, the future plans for heat networks in Manchester, as well as views from leading practitioner Ramboll.

  19. Conference and Awards Photos!

    13 Nov 2014

    Check out the fantastic photos from our conference and awards dinner.

  20. Heat Conference 14 - As It Happened

    13 Nov 2014

    Read our write up of the day's events, check out the photos and conversation on twitter.