Cuts in energy-related red tape and a £7m loan to help
the UK's Green Deal scheme provide low-cost finance for
approved energy-related projects have been announced by the Government.
In a move designed to deliver business savings of about £400m
over the next 20 years, the Department of Energy and Climate
Change is to scrap 86 regulations and 48 of its 'improved
regulatory regimes'. Meanwhile, the DECC loan will allow
The Green Deal Finance Company to develop its low-cost finance
offer, expected to be available early next year.
"The loan we have agreed with The Green Deal Finance Company
will help them to undertake essential development and be ready
to offer finance to Green Deal Providers in early 2013," said
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker. Businesses can
apply directly online to become authorised, while accredited
certification bodies will be able to submit the details of Assessors
and Installers to be authorised. For full details visit www.greendealorb.co.uk.
The Government has also opened its register for Green Deal Providers,
Assessors and Installers to give the seal of approval to businesses
that successfully go through the scheme's authorisation
process (see link above).
EVENTS & EDUCATION
to focus on case for onsite energy generation
Clarity and perspective around the business case for onsite energy
generation will be a key theme at next month's The
Renewables Event at the NEC. More?
puts focus on sustainable manufacturing
Energy management company EMS is to host a one-day Manufacturing
Sustainability conference to offer an overview on increasing sustainability
within manufacturing. More?
MACHINERY & PRODUCTION PROCESSES
can cut process control costs
Burkert's revised type 8619 multiCELL transmitter/controllers
have been designed to cut costs in processing applications. More?
control valve offers high flow capabilities
To meet demand for precision hydraulic controls offering customisation,
compact size and flexibility, Comatrol has introduced a new proportional
directional valve. More?
BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
system reduces emissions and energy costs
WEG has achieved environmental and financial benefits by installing
an automated extraction filtering system at one of its major foundry
to improve commercial building energy efficiency
A service to bring greater energy efficiency to commercial property
has been launched by Carbon Trust Implementation Services and real
estate advisor Savills. More?
VEHICLES & TRANSPORT
to lead IoW hydrogen vehicle fuelling project
Clean fuel company ITM Power is to lead a multi-organisation project
to build a hydrogen energy storage and vehicle refuelling system
on the Isle of Wight. More?
project seeks to improve heavy-duty vehicle efficiency
A £2.5m project to improve the efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles
by halving parasitic losses in the lower drive train has been launched
by the Energy Technologies Institute. More?
ENERGY PROCUREMENT & MANAGEMENT
power, high precision AFEs to monitor Smart e-meters
Texas Instruments has introduced a new range of analog front ends
for power monitoring and control of Smart e-meters. More?
monitoring provides data on building energy use
To help building owners and facilities managers reduce energy costs,
Radio-Tech wireless monitoring technology from HWM offers easy
installation and maintenance. More?
hub to accelerate bio-energy development
A new research hub that will investigate the efficiency and whole-life
impact of bio-energy techniques has been announced by the Government. More?
monitors stress and fatigue in wind turbine structures
Sensor specialist Scaime has introduced a fibre optic sensor conditioner
specially designed for wind turbines applications. More?
FUNDING & FINANCE
aims risk and reward scheme at major energy users
ABB has launched a 'risk and reward' scheme for large energy users
that identifies energy saving from multiple motor-driven
applications across a site. More?
LEGISLATION, REGULATION & STANDARDS
announces reduction in energy-related red tape
Energy Minister Charles Hendry has announced the scrapping of 86
regulations and a further 48 improved regulatory regimes. More?