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EfficientEnergy.net NL 6
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Editor: David Keighley
18th August 2011

Two major UK business organisations have urged Government to tackle the problems of fuel cost increases facing energy-intensive industries – or put future job creation and investment at risk. The manufacturers' organisation, the EEF, says that analysis published by the Government shows that climate policies could add up to 52 per cent to electricity costs for major energy users by 2020 – with the proposed Carbon Price Floor (CPF) alone costing manufacturers £250m annually on its introduction next year.

"UK Industry was already facing energy bills which made them uncompetitive before the substantial additional burden of the unilateral Carbon Price Floor," said EEF Director of Policy Steve Radley. "We have now reached a tipping point where the cumulative burden of UK climate change policy will make it uncompetitive for some sectors to invest and create jobs in the UK."

The EEF has put forward its own recommendation in four main areas – the CPF, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, Feed-in Tariff exemption and Climate Change Levy relief. And the employers' organisation, the CBI, has called for CPF exemption for most energy-intensive industries, saying that the Levy makes it increasingly uncompetitive for such industries – which employ 225,000 people – to remain in the UK.

EVENTS & EDUCATION

emapThe Energy Event Show Preview
Next month’s Energy Event lines up a host of high-calibre speakers and around 150 suppliers, brokers, manufacturers and service providers. More?

reaRenewables conference links with bioenergy expo
The Renewable Energy Assoc. will hold its annual conference as part of October’s EBEC event at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. More?

MACHINERY & PRODUCTION PROCESSES

lnzEnergy saving function boosts drive efficiency
Lenze has rolled out it its VFC eco energy saving function across all panel-mounted drives of its 8400 frequency inverter platform. More?

cgzCompact relays offer DIN or panel mounting
Carlo Gavazzi is claiming a world’s first for its energy-efficient 17.5mm solid state relay and contactor for DIN rail and panel mounting. More?

BUILDINGS & FACILITIES

stnlComms system adds versatility to LED lighting efficiency
Circular-shaped sensor-controlled LED light from Steinel offers maximum energy-efficiency and long life in a new design. More?

armEfficient heating for multiple occupancy buildings
Armstrong ‘s Tenantherm space heating system has been tailored for multiple occupancy buildings such as apartments and social housing. More?

VEHICLES & TRANSPORT

peIn-wheel motors retrofit for major fuel economies
Equipped with electric wheel motors by Protean Electric, a Vauxhall van has shown huge fuel savings at a UK drive cycle fuel test. More?

ctCarbon Trust analysis looks to benefits of fuel cell vehicles
Hydrogen fuel cell power is likely to make the largest contribution to reducing vehicle emissions, says an analysis from the Carbon Trust. More?

ENERGY PROCUREMENT & MANAGEMENT

etiETI projects to reduce power networks failures
Two £4m projects launched by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) aim to reduce the impact of faults on electricity distribution networks. More?

niNI’s LabView brings energy savings to paper mill
Monitoring pulp production at a paper mill to save energy and reduce costs has been achieved using a new module from NI’s LabVIEW. More?

MICRO-GENERATION

eweaEWEA cautious despite increase in European offshore capability
European wind energy installations have shown an increase in 2011 - but the EWEA sees a threat from the EU financial situation. More?

twMajor PV projects to bring energy savings to Thames Water
Thames Water could become Britain’s biggest on-site solar power industrial user through huge PV installations at three key London sites. More?

FUNDING & FINANCE

telGrants to aid major Welsh tidal stream project
The company aiming to deploy Wales’ first full-scale tidal stream energy generator in 2012 has been awarded a grant of £398K. More?

LEGISLATION, REGULATION & STANDARDS

bsiOnline BSI forum to highlight latest standards and certification
BSI’s third Regional Business Forum takes the form of an Online Virtual Event to keep participants up-to-date on new industrial standards. More?

David Keighley
Editor
EfficientEnergy.net

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