http://www.energyefficiencynews.comAfion Media Ltd UK Government urges communities to embrace microgeneration<p>UK Climate Change Minister Greg Barker today once again urged communities to embrace microgeneration and install low-carbon technologies like combined heat and power plants, wind and water turbines or district heating networks.</p> 2010-11-25T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, Department of Energy and Climate Change, renewables, micorgeneration, community, communities, Community Energy Online, UK feed-in tariff scheme attracts over 11,000 generators<p>In the first six months since the introduction of feed-in tariffs in the UK, over 11,000 generators have registered with the scheme, according to energy regulator Ofgem.</p> 2010-11-16T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, feed-in tariffs, FITs, renewables, microgeneration, solar power, photovoltaics, Ofgem, UK Department of Energy and Climate Change publishes business plan<p>As part of the UK Coalition Government&rsquo;s drive to be &lsquo;accountable&rsquo; to the electorate, all departments including the Department of Energy and Climate Change have published business plans.</p> 2010-11-09T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, Department of Energy and Climate Change, business plan, carbon capture and storage, CCS, refurbishment, insulation, Green Deal, energy efficiency, emissions, Green Investment Bank, microgeneration, feed-in tariff, renewable heat incentive, UK Government calls for renaissance in water mills<p>UK Climate Change Minister Greg Barker yesterday called for a renaissance in water mills to harness the power of rivers and streams.</p> 2010-10-29T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, Environment Agency, Department of Energy and Climate Change, renewables, microgeneration, hydro power, water wheels, water mills, water turbines, UK energy saving week gets underway<p>Today marks the start of the UK&rsquo;s Energy Saving Week, organised by the Energy Saving Trust.</p> 2010-10-25T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, Energy Saving Week, Energy Saving Trust, maintenance, materials, insulation, microgeneration, appliances, Siemens awarded $38.5 million to boost efficiency of government buildings<p>Siemens has been awarded a $38.5 million task order to improve the energy efficiency of government buildings in the southwest of the US.</p> 2010-10-21T00:00:00-00:00 US policy, Siemens, building, construction, refurbishment, maintenance, energy efficiency, energy conservation, energy savings, lighting, heating and ventilation, regulation and control, UK Green Investment Bank budget slashed in Spending Review<p>The UK Chancellor George Osborne&rsquo;s long-awaited and much dreaded Spending Review will slash funding for Government&rsquo;s promised Green Investment Bank to just &pound;1 billion.</p> 2010-10-20T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, Coaltion Government, Spending Review, Green Investment bank, refurbishment, energy efficiency, renewables, offshore wind, ports, carbon capture and storage, UK network operator lays out plans for &pound;54 million smart grid trial<p>Power network operator in the North East and Yorkshire, CE Electric UK, has announced plans for a &pound;54 million smart grid project to test the impact of low-carbon technologies like electric cars and solar panels on the electricity network.</p> 2010-10-19T00:00:00-00:00 Infrastructure and distribution, electricity grid, smart grid, smart meter, British Gas, Centrica, CE Electric UK, Durham University and EA Technology, transport, roads, electric vehicles, renewables, microgeneration, Cutting UK feed-in tariffs would provoke legal challenge, warns green group<p>Ahead of the release of the details UK Coalition Government&rsquo;s spending review later this week, green group Friends of the Earth is warning that any cut to feed-in tariffs could provoke a legal challenge.</p> 2010-10-19T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, feed-in tariffs, FITs, microgeneration, renewables, Comprehensive Spending Review, Friends of the Earth, UK Green Investment Bank needs &ldquo;every last penny of support&rdquo;, says report<p>The UK Coalition Government&rsquo;s proposed Green Investment Bank needs &ldquo;every last penny of support&rdquo;, according to an analysis by consultants Ernst &amp; Young.</p> 2010-10-13T00:00:00-00:00 UK policy, Ernst & Young, Green Investment Bank, renewables, offshore wind, microgeneration, energy efficiency, carbon capture and storage,