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
EVENTS & EDUCATION
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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
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?
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?
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?
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
FUNDING & FINANCE
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
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?