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Editor: David Keighley
13th June 2013

Factories and office blocks could be among buildings in the UK to benefit from more cash for renewable heating projects under new proposals set out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The DECC has announced it is consulting on increasing the tariff levels for heat generated by ground source heat pumps, large biomass and solar thermal equipment accredited under the Government's Renewable Heat Incentive.

Launched for the non-domestic sector in November 2011, the RHI is designed to revolutionise the way businesses are heated, cut carbon emissions and help to meet renewables targets. And Energy Minister Greg Barker says: "Now is a timely moment to look again at the tariffs. We need to make sure they are set at the right level to continue bringing forward investment and growth."

The current consultation period, which is to close on June 28, will not consider increasing tariffs for small and medium biomass projects, based on the current high level of demand for these technologies.

EVENTS & EDUCATION

eeEnergy Secretary to be headline speaker at The Energy Event
Energy Secretary Edward Davey has been confirmed as headline speaker at this year's The Energy Event (NEC, Birmingham, September 10-11). More?

dtWhite Paper explores role of data analysis in energy efficiency
In its fifth energy management White Paper, Drumbeat Energy explores the importance of data gathering and analysis as the starting point of energy efficiency initiatives. More?

MACHINERY & PRODUCTION PROCESSES

acCompressor system boosts efficiency at waste-to-energy plant
Recycling and waste management company FCC Environment is using energy-efficient compressor and filtration solutions from Atlas Copco to help turn waste into energy. More?

mnSaving energy through effective kiln and furnace insulation
Dave Barrington, general manager of Morgan Thermal Ceramics UK, looks at the options available when specifying linings for industrial furnaces and kilns. More?

BUILDINGS & FACILITIES

txEnergy efficient compacts added to air handling range
TROX has expanded its X-CUBE range of air handling units with ready-to-use and pre-configured X-CUBE Compact models for volume flow rates of 600 to 6000m3/h. More?

axClamp protects HVAC pipework from energy loss
Armafix X one-piece insulated pipework clamp from Armacell protects HVAC pipework against condensation and energy loss. More?

VEHICLES & TRANSPORT

srSchaeffler hub drive the power behind high-efficiency car
A new high-efficiency concept car utilising Schaeffler's E-Wheel Drive electric wheel hub drive system could make manufacturers 'rethink the city car'. More?

hnBio materials play increased role in sustainable vehicle project
Huntsman Advanced Materials has developed bio-sourced composite materials that have been used in the latest version of the low-energy BioMobile vehicle. More?

ENERGY PROCUREMENT & MANAGEMENT

hmWireless monitoring tackles water and gas consumption
Wireless monitoring products from HWM have helped to bring significant reductions in water and gas consumption for a UK food producer. More?

rdData management system shows site energy use at a touch
Control and monitoring specialist Resource Data Management (RDM) has upgraded its flagship Data Manager, making it even more powerful, flexible and easy to use. More?

MICRO-GENERATION

myHybrid turbines designed for safe mounting on buildings
Hybrid technology integrating wind and solar generation has been developed by SME McCamley with research input from engineers at the University of Bath. More?

poIntersolar debut for latest Enercube power storage unit
Energy solutions company Phono Solar will unveil its new high-performance Enercube power storage development at this month's Intersolar 2013 event. More?

FUNDING & FINANCE

oa£300,000 competition to fast track new breed of cables
As part of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), the Carbon Trust has launched a competition worth £300,000 to fast track development of 66kV offshore cables. More?

LEGISLATION, REGULATION & STANDARDS

biBSI announces guidance on clean room energy management
Business standards company BSI has published new guidance to help organisations manage their cleanroom-related energy use. More?

David Keighley
Editor
EfficientEnergy.net

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