As well as our ongoing work with DECC & MCS groups, we are now in full preparation for the GSHPA AGM, Conference & Exhibition:
Ground Source Now; effective & sustainable heating & cooling'
which is taking place in Reading Town Hall on Monday 27th June.
The day starts with the AGM in which we will be reviewing recent successes and looking forwards to the exciting future for the GSHPA and ground source heat pumps in the UK.
Please see below for more information and keep an eye on the GSHPA website for more information, including booking opportunities for delegates and exhibitors.
We are also less than two weeks away from:
Ground Source Live! @ GeoDrilling 2011
It will be the place to hear about all that is going on within the sector as well as see the launch of some important guides and standards set up by the Environment Agency and GSHPA that will support the continued growth on the horizon.
The last IEA meeting covered much and the GSHPA has been provided with an update sheet on the areas discussed, which is available to view in full on the GSHPA website.
In summary, please follow the links below to find out more about the individual topics (links provided in IEA document above):
Much more information is available on all of the above and more in the summary document provided by IEA and linked in opening paragraph of this section.Contents
REgenerate, the renewable energy magazine read by the public and construction sectors, is running a major feature on ground and air source heating in the June issue. This feature will include the latest in pump technology, a look at the likely impact of the RHI, as well as examples of installations in the urban commercial market.
This issue will also include a preview of the GSHPA annual conference and exhibition: Ground Source Now; effective & sustainable heating & cooling, where copies will be given to all attendees, plus an interview with the GSHPA Chairman, Mr Brian Kennelly.
REgenerate magazine reports on the latest developments from across the renewable energy sector, outlining ways to generate alternative energy, reduce carbon emissions, decrease power and heating expenses and potentially increase income. The readers include heads of planning and environmental service to chief buyers and specifiers within;
There are a variety of advertising options available in the June issue – please contact David Jacobmeyer on 01905 616 665 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss these options in more detail. Any editorial requests should be submitted to the editor, Mr Roger Abbott, at email@example.com. Further details on the magazine itself can be found at www.regenerate-magazine.co.uk.Contents
SummitSkills, the Sector Skills Council for building services engineering, has launched its annual Awards for Excellence, seeking nominations for awards that acknowledge the industry’s best craft, technical and professional engineers.Contents
Emissions to be cut by 50% by 2025
A limit on the total amount of greenhouse gases to be emitted by the UK between 2023 to 2027 has been proposed to cut Britain's emissions by 50% from 1990 levels and highlighting the Government's commitment to being the greenest government ever.
The proposal on 17th May, set out by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, is in line with advice from the independent Committee on Climate Change. It sets a fourth carbon budget of 1950 MtCO2e for the period that will span from 2023 to 2027, putting the UK on course to cut emissions by at least 80% by 2050. The carbon budget will place the British economy at the leading edge of a new global industrial transformation, and ensure low carbon energy security and de-carbonisation is achieved at least cost to the consumer.
Read the full Press Notice on the DECC website.Contents
Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables launched at All Energy in Aberdeen the final publication - Scotland Unlimited: Realising the Ambition - in a series of policy development papers which have explored what we need to do to develop each technology and address a number of cross-cutting themes such as planning, investment and energy networks.
Please follow the link above to read this final policy paper which is the culmination of policy review across all technologies and sectors with detailed actions for public policy decision-makers at all levels of government and regulation.Contents
Please see below the details from EGEC about the zero-energy buildings project:
"DG Energy of the European Commission has launched a call for tenders for a service contract regarding the project “Towards nearly zero-energy buildings - definition of common principles under the EPBD.
The deadline for submitting your application is 31 May 2011 and please follow the link for all information regarding how to submit your application at the following address: European Commission - Directorate General for Energy."Contents
Featured Event - Ground Source Now; effective & sustainable heating & cooling; Monday 27th June, Reading Town Hall
GSHPA and Reading Borough Council join forces to bring you an informative and inspiring day.
Massive change is occurring in the ground source industry:
This Conference and Workshop will present, discuss and debate all these issues to inform you on the development process. Information is key in this process and attending Ground Source Now will keep you informed.
To find out more about the event please contact Jake Salisbury who is able to take bookings for exhibitors and delegates(soon to be available on GSHPA website).
To view previous Newsletters please visit the GSHPA Microsite