Heat body’s name change is mADE for new energy

A trade body changing its name to the Association for Decentralised Energy or ADE says it is meant to reflect the shifting landscape of energy. Formerly known as the Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA), the name-swap is to “better reflect” the interests of its 90-odd members. Traditionally the body worked to promote combined heat […]

Rise in small-scale CHP installations

More than 300 small-scale combined heat and power (CHP) units have been installed in the past year. DECC published the statistics, which showed the majority of units were in the 30-600kW category used in offices, leisure centres and hotels. CHP provides 7.5% of the UK’s electricity requirements and helps cut 14million tonnes of carbon emissions […]

Energy Bill isn’t addressing challenges faced today

The draft Bill “may do little or nothing” to address the energy challenges we are facing today, according to an energy service provider. This comes as the Bill announced yesterday is set to reform the electricity market in the long run but does not call for immediate action. Graham Meeks, Director of the Combined Heat […]

Trade associations condemn extra charges

A group representing electricity producers in the UK has warned regulator Ofgem that changing generation charges will damage investor confidence in the market. Ofgem has proposed to charge all distribution network users the same amount, despite agreements power companies and network operators had before 2005 in which contracts decided no extra costs would be charged. […]