UKDEA Media Release
UK District Energy Association Welcomes Recommendation for Government to Set Clear Targets for Deployment of Low Carbon District Heating
15th October 2015
The influential cross party network Carbon Connect has launched its long awaited publication Policy for Heat: Transforming the System which sets out clear recommendations for the Government to follow if they are to decarbonise the heat sector and meet their legally binding carbon reduction obligations.
This document contains nine clear recommendations for the Government to follow in the context of the Climate Change Act’s legally binding carbon targets and the Committee on Climate Change’s 2015 Report to Parliament which concluded that ‘significant action’ is needed for the UK to meet the necessary emission reductions of the Fourth Carbon Budget.
One of the key recommendations in the Carbon Connect report is for the government to set clear targets for district heating deployment as well as very importantly extend the remit of the Government’s Heat Network Delivery Unit beyond the feasibility stage.
Simon Woodward Chairman of the ukDEA welcomed the report stating that “Setting targets for deployment of low carbon district heating is essential if the Government are to meet their legally binding carbon reduction targets. The Government has acknowledged the ukDEA’s calculation of 14% as a realistic potential market penetration for low carbon districting, which the Government has used many times in its own publications. Now is the time for the Government to formally adopt this target and put in place the necessary polices to achieve this”
You can download the report at www.policyconnect.org.uk/cc
Notes to Editors:
The partners, owners and operators of the largest district energy schemes in the UK have aligned themselves in the creation of the UK District Energy Association (ukDEA); with the aim of not only promoting district energy as a means to deliver significant carbon savings, but also to establish a direct link between the Government and the industry's small market base.
The Association is a not for profit, non-trade association of companies and public sector organisations involved or interested in district energy schemes of all sizes, from village scale, community based 'micro district energy' schemes to city wide district heat energy networks.
The ukDEA has attracted leading players in the industry, with the ukDEA’s Full members comprising of 17 major organisations:
• Birmingham City Council
• Brookfield Utilities/GTC Limited
• Cofely District Energy Limited
• Coventry City Council
• ENER-G Switch 2 Limited
• Enviroenergy Limited
• E.ON Energy Solutions Limited
• Leicester City Council
• Manchester City Council
• Newcastle City Council
• Newport City Homes Limited
• Shetland Heat, Energy and Power Limited
• Southampton City Council
• SW Energy Limited
• Thameswey Limited
• Veolia Environmental Services Limited
• Viridor Waste Management Limited
Together, these 17 organisations represent the: Birmingham, Coventry, Exeter, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newport, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Shetland, Southampton and Woking District Energy schemes, together with a number of schemes in London including Olympic Park and Stratford City, Metropolitan Kings Cross, Bloomsbury Heat & Power, Whitehall, Hatfield, Dalston Square, Greenwich Millennium Village, Barbican Arts Centre, Guildhall, Bastion House, Ontario Tower, Pan Peninsula, Baltimore Wharf, Wapping Lane, High Point Village and London Central Markets and others
The ukDEA also has 87 very knowledgeable Associate Members, including Local Authorities, Colleges & Universities, leading industry companies as well as several international members, sharing and contributing information to our district energy knowledge base.
ukDEA Key Facts:
Together the ukDEA members represent:
• Over 120 MW of low carbon generation plant (CHP, biomass, EFW etc)
• Supported by over 600 MW of conventional back up boiler plant
• Delivering over 700,000,000 kWh of heat each year
• Across energy networks which, if combined, would extend for more than 200km
Through Full and Associate membership, the UK District Energy Association's aim is to represent current and potential owners, developers, consumers, partners, operators, product suppliers and interested parties of District Energy schemes throughout the UK.
The ukDEA welcomes new members. Be part of our district energy information sharing loop and apply for membership of this forward thinking Association today.
For more information and membership details contact:
UK District Energy Association
Thames Head Wharf Tetbury Road Cirencester Gloucestershire
Office: 01285 770615 Mobile: 07773 457941