uk energy regulation Articles

  • Importance of Inspecting Reservoirs

    Inspecting Reservoirs – what is the importance of them, why they are inspected, and how ROVs help pave the way for low-cost, regular maintenance. What is a Reservoir? Deriving from the French word réservoir meaning “storehouse,” a reservoir is exactly that – a storage place for water. More often than not, these bodies of water are ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Free eguide explains latest changes to heat network UK regulations

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy Limited has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • UK energy – time to face some hard truths

    How can the UK meet its future energy needs? Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust, looks at how we can solve the problem with our energy future. The future of nuclear power in the UK looks well and truly stuck. The whole episode illustrates how high the stakes are at present for our energy future. Last month the new nuclear plant at Hinckley C was granted planning permission but we ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Composting infrastructure trends in the UK

    The European Union's Landfill Directive, which restricts landfilling of biodegradable waste, has made it necessary to develop alternative infrastructures to manage the organic fraction of the solid waste stream. In the United Kingdom, the Landfill Directive has created demand for composting facilities that take source separated organics (SSO), and for anaerobic digestion. Infrastructure also is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What factors are influencing waste to energy capacity requirements in the UK and Europe?

    What factors are influencing waste to energy capacity requirements in the UK and Europe? How can the EU balance its EFW capacity going forward? As growth in municipal recycling has slowed to a crawl over the last five years, after racing from 11.2% in 2000/01 to 41.5% in 2010/11, the European target of 50% recycling by 2020 is beginning to look increasingly challenging. Let alone the 65% ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • EED article 8, the UK and ESOS

    EU member states have the job of deciding by the summer how they will implement the European Energy Efficiency Directive. Here, Rosamund Thomas describes the current plans for the UK – ESOS. The European Union has set strong targets for energy within the next few years. The ‘20-20-20’ targets are a key strategy in the EU approach to a low carbon energy system; pushing for a ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Do environmental regulations harm competitiveness?

    Environmental regulations only reduce productivity and employment by a small amount, and can boost economic growth by encouraging innovation by businesses, according to a report published last months by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A new multidisciplinary team for the UK's 21st century homes

    This paper discusses the reasoning behind the UK government's recent reduction in its projection for 4.4 million new homes to 3.8 million new homes to be built by 2016. Two distinct approaches by residential developers to improve the design of new homes are presented with four example projects. One project attempts to recreate village life, whilst the other three projects' ethos is to provide ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Legislation: The State Of UK Environmental Legislation: Opportunities for Reform?

    Keywords: environmental legislation, reducing legislative complexity, legislative reform In 2010-2012, the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) embarked on an ambitious project to assess the state of environmental legislation in the United Kingdom in light of its increasing complexity1 It is not just UKELA that is concerned that the complexity of environmental legislation is getting ...


  • How will the UK government`s Waste Strategy Review shape the future of energy from waste projects?

    The government's much anticipated Waste Strategy Review will be published next month and will clarify the role energy from waste will play in England's waste policy. The aim of the Waste Strategy Review is to move towards a "zero waste economy" with energy from waste seemingly certain to play an increasingly important role in achieving this target. SMi Group's fourth annual Energy from Waste ...


    By SMi Group Ltd

  • Energy conservation and electricity sector liberalisation in the Netherlands and the UK: case studies on the development of cogeneration of heat and power, wind energy and demand-side management as energy conservation options

    In this article, the development of combined heat and power, wind energy and demand-side management in the UK and the Netherlands are compared. It is examined to what extent these developments are determined by liberalisation of the electricity sector in both countries. The analysis suggests that unbundling of generation and distribution, rather than privatisation or introduction of competition ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Socio-technical implications of domestic microgeneration technologies in the UK electricity system

    New technologies will play a crucial role in the transition to a sustainable energy system and a low or zero carbon economy more widely. Microgeneration technologies are one potential contributor to a sustainable energy system. From a Large Technical System (LTS) perspective, this paper explores the systemic challenges to increase the share of decentralised domestic microgeneration technologies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Proposed offshore wind farm consents process in the UK: some considerations

    The objectives of the study were to define the full details of the consenting process for offshore wind farms in territorial waters (in England and Wales) and to develop guidance aimed primarily at developers outlining the consenting process in its entirety. Conclusions included: the formalisation of available routes to consents for developers; the formalisation of the requirement for a DTI ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Understanding and Adding Value to the UK IPPC Permit Management Process

    Untitled Document Abstract This paper discusses the UK IPPC Permit Management Process ...


    By BSI

  • EC support for UK power link raises Ireland’s offshore export potential

    The European Commission (EC) announced November 18 it had given priority status to ISLES, a cluster of Irish Sea grid projects which would transmit power from proposed Irish offshore wind farms to the UK grid. There are currently five Irish offshore windfarm projects for a total 2.6 GW of capacity. The inclusion of ISLES in the EC’s list of “projects of common interest” allows ...

  • North West chemicals companies in UK advised on climate change legislation

    This article will also be included in the Chemicals Northwest Newsletter in March 2010. A LEADING global environmental and sustainability consultancy is helping companies across the North West cope with the £72 billion cost of meeting their obligations for flexing into a low carbon economy. Deloitte, who conducted a “mini-Stern” review for the region, recently estimated that the cost of ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Improved IT infrastructure helps Tata’s procurement in the UK case study

    When Tata Limited discovered that certain aspects of its IT infrastructure upgrade had not been allowed for in the refurbishment project planned for its London offices, it knew that it didn’t have the in-house skills needed to handle a project of this scope and complexity. As the company’s Facilities Manager had previously worked with Mark Dansie, Inflectiontech was appointed ...

  • Oceans of Energy

    Technologies that harness the energy of moving water or temperature differentials in the oceans promise to deliver abundant carbon-free electricity. Long before humans got hooked on fossil fuels, we learned how to harness the power of water to do work. Rivers ran mills that ground flour, sawed logs or spun looms that transformed fibers into textiles. Later generations realized that moving water ...


    By Ensia

  • Energy efficiency without trying (and with)

    John Lennon wrote that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.  Apparently, the same is true of energy efficiency. Energy savings happen when we’re busy doing other things – Internet-based things specifically. We use email, bank online and download music not to save energy, but to make life easier and more interesting.  Energy efficiency is a ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Decentralised energy: powering a sustainable future

    With rising fuel prices putting households under pressure, Helen Andrews Tipper, Public Sector Energy Programmes Manager, explains how decentralised energy schemes provide an alternative solution How we generate and consume energy is perhaps the most significant threat to economic and social wellbeing that we face today. Already high energy prices are only predicted to keep rising. Our ...


    By Carbon Trust

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