8 February 2011
One of the key announcements that has come out this week is that from DECC, with the launch of a comprehensive review of the Feed in Tariffs by Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. Although this is about the electricity generating incentive rather than heat, we feel it is still of great relevance and may have a major impact on developments for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Of particular importance from our perspective is the following statement, from the fourth paragraph of the DECC Press Notice:
"We also hope to publish next month measures to support renewable heat within the budget agreed at Spending Review."
The GSHPA is also aware that 'Construction News' have reported this story (though have not seen it in print as subscription only) and have indicated that an RHI announcement may be included on the 23rd March, budget day.
Developments of particular relevance that follow this week's announcements will be communicated by Newsflash.
Hoping you enjoy the rest of February and to see many of you on Thursday at Ground Energy.
This event is fast approaching (this Thursday, 10th February) and further to the promotional flyer sent out yesterday, I would like to take the opportunity once again to highlight the event as well as the generous discounts that have been offered by Ground Engineering:
To find out more information about the day and book your delegate place(s) please follow the links below:
venue details: The Hatton; 51 - 53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN
To find out more information about this event, please visit the Ground Energy website.Contents
As circulated in the GSHPA newsletter on the 7th December (MCS Update), this is a reminder that MCS has a new website and that links on your sites may need to be updated.
Gemserv has been undertaking background upgrade work on the MCS website platform for several months. This upgrade is to increase usability of the product/ installer search features and the quality and accessibility of the information on the site. It also enhances the design. The overall purpose of the upgrade has been to better present the information and the MCS scheme to all visitors.
The website can still be reached om the same URL: www.microgenerationcertification.org and links to the homepage will continue to work. Internal links will change and you may need to update your websites accordingly.
Useful features of the new site include:
The only action required is to update any links you might have. The MCS team hope you enjoy browsing the new site.Contents
EREC - European Renewable Energy Council, the umbrella organisation of the European Renewable Energy Industry, trade and research associations, has the pleasure to announce Europe’s foremost Renewable Energy Conference:Contents
At the January 2011 meeting of SAG-E (the steering committee responsible for a strategic overview of standards in the field of energy) held in Pretoria, South Africa, delegates discussed whether any standardisation was needed:
"It was confirmed that there was no significant standardization in this area except for work on heat pumps carried out in ISO TC 86/SC 6 Factory made air-cooled air-conditioning and air to air heat pumps. The IEA had not expressed a view as to whether standards were needed for geothermal technology and the views from the SAG E members indicated that there was no current need for international standards in this area."Contents
Featured Event - Ground Energy; Thursday 10th February 2011, London