Energy efficiency News for December 2011

Energy efficiency News Archive

England relaxes planning permission for heat pumps

There has been a change in the planning permission rules in England so that homeowners no longer need planning permission for air source heat pumps

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Scotland set for record year for renewables

According to figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, in the first nine months of this year, Scotland had already generated 94% of last year's output.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to attend WFES 2012

The 5th annual World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 16-19 January at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

FuelCell Energy, Abengoa partner to develop fuel cell power plants for Europe and Latin America

US-based FuelCell Energy has announced a partnership with Abengoa in Spain to develop localized stationary fuel cell power plants for markets in Europe and Latin America. The partners will also install a 300 kW pilot project at the Abengoa headquarters in Seville.

Siemens delivers 411 MW combined cycle power plant in Singapore

Siemens will supply the power block and other main components for a 411 MW combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Singapore for Hydrochem Pte Ltd.

Smart grid project planned for Cambridgeshire, UK

A 700 km2 smart grid project is planned for Cambridgeshire, UK, by UK Power Networks.

Smart grid to aid renewable energy Smart grid to aid renewable energy

To meet EU demands for electricity distribution systems that can incorporate more renewable energy, 16 European partners from 10 countries are working on a €160 million smart grid project, EcoGrid EU.

Schneider Electric launches SmartCity project

Schneider Electric and its recently acquired IT provider Telvent, have launched SmartCity, offering an integrated suite of solutions to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban infrastructures.

Could “power-to-gas” resolve energy storage issues?

Experts from companies and industry associations in the energy sector and from science, policymaking and Government have convened in Berlin to discuss the contribution the gas grid can make to the storage of energy from renewable sources.

Mott MacDonald wins award for storage technology Mott MacDonald wins award for storage technology

Mott MacDonald, together with Beacon Power, have been named winners of the Energy Institute (EI) Technology Award for the ground breaking Stephentown flywheel energy storage plant in New York State, U.S.