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Action Renewables
A programme based in Northern Ireland to stimulate awareness of the issues associated with conventional energy use and of the range of solutions available through renewable energy technologies.
All Energy Opportunities Newsletter
Follow this link to the excellent News@All-Energy monthly newsletter on the All Energy Opportunities website.
AEBIOM- European Biomass Association
AEBIOM is a group of national biomass associations with membership open to representatives of the European Union, Central and Eastern Europe.
British Biogen
British BioGen are the Trade Association to the UK Bioenergy Industry. Our mission is: 'to promote and co-ordinate the commercial development of biomass as a renewable fuel resource for energy production.'
EUBIA- European Biomass Industry Association
EUBIA, established in 1996, is an industrial association grouping together: market forces (utilities, oil companies), technology providers and industry, regional and national organisations, R&D organisations, education and training organisations active in the field of bioenergy.
This is the website of the National Energy Foundation's Log Pile project, a project that aims to promote and aid the use of wood as a source of renewable energy.
The Biomass Pyrolysis Network
PyNe - The Biomass Pyrolysis Network - is a global network of active researchers and developers of fast pyrolysis of biomass. It has been established to discuss and exchange information on scientific and technological developments on biomass pyrolysis and related technologies for the production of liquid fuels, electricity and chemicals.
 Biomass energy from waste
Energos is a Norwegian company engaged in thermal utilisation of residual waste. Our technology is small scale and is characterisized by very low emissions. Juniper has defined it as an advanced combustion process.
Environmental Services Association
The Environmental Services Association is the Trade Association for companies providing waste management and associated environmental services.
 Hydro Power
British Hydropower Association
The British Hydropower Association (BHA) is a trade association which represents the interests of all those involved in the hydropower industry. Formerly the National Association of Water Power Users, it has for over twenty years been promoting the use of small hydropower and lobbying to protect its members' interests
 Solar photovoltaic
British Photovoltaic association
The British Photovoltaic Association (PV-UK) is the Trade Association for the PV industry of Great Britain. The Association was formed in 1991 to advance the development and use of photovoltaics (solar electricity), promoting the use of PV within the UK as well as other regions such as Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Energy Saving Trust- Solar Grants
The Department of Trade and Industry launched its three-year Major Photovoltaics Demonstration programme in 2002, offering grants to householders, the public sector and businesses. You can find out how to get grants for small scale and medium to large scale PV installations here.
 Wave power
European Wave Energy Thematic Network
The European Wave Energy Thematic Network was established under the auspices of the European Commission's Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Programme. One of the Network's key objectives is to publicise the activities and dynamism of the Wave Energy research and development community and to raise the profile of Wave Energy as an economically viable green energy source.
 Wind power
British Wind Energy Association
From it's early beginnings more than twenty years ago as the professional association for researchers and enthusiasts in the then embryonic wind industry, the British Wind Energy Association has developed into the largest renewable energy trade association in the UK. With a membership of over 500, including more than 180 corporate members, generating an annual turnover of 1,000,000 ecus, the BWEA is uniquely placed to consolidate and extend the wind energy industry in the UK
Offshore Wind Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
The DTI's Offshore Wind Strategic Energy Environmental Assessment (SEA) website has been established to act as a point of information and contact for SEA work related to Offshore Wind Energy development in the UK.
Windpower Monthly News Magazine
News, views and analyses, plus expert insight from the world's leading wind energy news magazine. Windpower Monthly's global network of correspondents brings you an unrivalled overview of this specialised field of power production. Includes The Windicator, a renowned page of market indicators, containing a country by country breakdown of wind power generating capacity.
Yes2Wind came about through a coalition of groups (Greenpeace, WWF and Friends of the Earth) and gives people all the tools they need to support wind power locally.
 Fuel cells & hydrogen
Future Energies
Future Energies is a content-driven website dedicated to exploring innovations in a variety of futuristic and renewable technologies
SEC Industrial Battery Company
SEC supply and globally distribute all forms of industrial batteries. In particular SEC specialize in developing battery solutions to meet the many different requirements for renewable technology applications
Welcome to the Fuel Cell Marketplace
The marketplace is an interactive communication platform for the Hydrogen Economy, providing 24x7x365 exposure for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen industries. Amongst many other features, you can follow the latest developments, buy products, and look for opportunities within the industry...
  EGEC- European Geothermal Energy Council
 Combined heat & power
CHP Club
The CHP Club is an initiative under the Government's Action Energy Programme, aimed at assisting users and potential users in getting the maximum benefits from CHP. We will provide Members with a one-stop-shop, a unique combination of information, exchange of experience and advice facilities on CHP and related topics that will give everybody what they need, when they need it - AND ALL FOR FREE!
The Combined Heat and Power Association
The Combined Heat and Power Association works to promote the wider use of combined heat and power and community heating. Clean and efficient Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is already in use on close to 1,400 locations around the UK
Euro Biodiesel Ltd
Euro Biodiesel Limited (EBL) is a ‘total solution’ company that can provide services for almost everything in the emerging bio-diesel industry, from a simple container through to the most complex of production plants. Irrespective of need, EBL offers it’s Clients a comprehensive products and services package that can be tailored to individual requirements.
  The National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC)
The NNFCC’s purpose is to provide a single, independent and authoritative source of information on the use and implementation of non-food crop products and technologies in the United Kingdom.
 Solar thermal
ESTIF- European Solar Thermal Industry Federation
ESTIF's mission is to achieve high priority and acceptance for Solar Thermal as a key element for sustainable heating and cooling in Europe and with immediate effect to work for the implementation of all steps necessary to realise the high potential of Solar Thermal.
Solar Trade Association
The Solar Trade Association Ltd. (STA) is a company limited by guarantee, having been formed in 1978 to serve as a focal point for organisations with business interests in the Solar Energy industry.Those interests cover thermal applications, such as the production of domestic or industrial hot water or the heating of swimming pools.
Best Foot Forward
Best Foot Forward's aim is to deliver innovative solutions to assist individuals and organisations get to grips with environmental sustainability.
The Non-Fossil Purchasing Agency Limited (NFPA)
The Non-Fossil Purchasing Agency Limited (NFPA) was set up in 1990 by the twelve RECs in England and Wales as their agent for the purpose of enabling them to enter into collective arrangements to discharge their obligations under the Orders.
 Government support programmes
National Assembly Sustainable Energy Group (NASEG)
NASEG was formed in 2000 as a cross party working group on sustainable energy and is now a vibrant forum for discussions surrounding sustainable energy in and for Wales.
Clear Skies
Clear Skies, funded by DTI and managed by BRE, aims to give householders and communities a chance to realise the benefits of renewable energy by providing grants and access to sources of advice.
Enhanced Capital Allowances
site produced by the Carbon Trust in collaboration with DEFRA and the Inland Revenue, to provide information about the ECA Scheme
 Research and development
The Carbon Trust
Part of the UK's Climate Change Programme, the Carbon Trust encourages and promotes the development of low carbon technologies (both energy efficient technologies and low carbon energy supplies) to support the transition to a low carbon technology in the UK.
 Distributed & embedded generation
AEP - Association of Electricity Producers
The Association's role is to promote the interests of members who generate electricity, in a manner which helps to make those members' businesses more successful.
  Aquila Networks- Long Term Development Statement
Aquila's Long Term Development Statement has been compiled in accordance with Condition 25 of the Electricity Distribution Licence held by Aquila Networks plc [Aquila], to enable those who wish to make use of the Company’s distribution networks to identify and assess the opportunities that are available.
  DTI/OFGEM Distributed Generation Working Group
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) created, and jointly chair, the DGCG. The Group is concerned with a wide range of issues related to the connection and operation of distributed electricity generation in Great Britain.
  East Midlands Electricity- Long Term Development Statement
East Midlands Electricity Long-Term Development Statement, November 2002 - Summary Information available at following link
  EDF Energy-Long Term Development Statement
Please use the links below to view an introduction to, and a summary of, our Long Term Development Statement.
Electricity Networks Association
ENA represents UK gas and electricity transmission and distribution licence holders. It is one of the two bodies to emerge with the folding of the Electricity Association. The AEP took over any remaining generation interests the EA had. The ENA holds the various engineering recommendation documents relating to the connection of generating plant.
  EPN - Long Term Development Strategy
EPN are committed to successful evolution of the business of electrical energy distribution in the 21st Century. We recognise the need for change and the need to embrace new technologies and new ways of working to provide secure infrastructure for current and future society whilst delivering dynamic market enabling electricity distribution networks.
  London Power Networks- Long Term Development Statement
LPN's Long-Term Development Statement is available CD-ROM for a fee of £50 & VAT. See website link for Introduction and Summary and details of how to order the full document.
  National Grid Company Plc- Seven Year Statement
We are pleased to present our 2003 Seven Year Statement, which covers the years 2003/04 to 2009/10. Its main purpose is to assist our existing and prospective customers, whether generators or suppliers of electricity, in assessing the opportunities available to them for making new or additional use of our Transmission System in the competitive electricity market.
  NEDL - Long Term Development Statement
This Long Term Development Statement has been compiled to assist existing and future users of NEDL’s network in assessing opportunities available to them for making new or additional use of the network.
  Scottish Hydro Electric- Seven Year Statement
Scottish Hydro Electric Seven Year Statement 2002, for the Years 2002/2003 to 2008/2009
  Scottish Hydro-Electric Power Distribution Ltd Long-Term Development Statement
The purpose of this statement is to: provide sufficient information which will assist existing and prospective new users who contemplate entering into distribution arrangements with the licensee to identify and evaluate opportunities; ensure the general availability of such information in the public domain; inform users of distribution network development proposals.
  Scottish Power- Distribution Long Term Development Statement
Distribution Long Term Development Statement, for the years 2002/2003 to 2006/2007
  Scottish Power- Transmission Seven Year Statement
Scottish Power Transmission Seven Year Statement, for the years 2001/2002 to 2007/2008
  Southern Electric Power Distribution plc
Long Term Development Statement for its Electricty Distribution Network.
  SP Manweb plc- Distribution Long Term Development Statement
The purpose of the Long Term Development Statement is to provide such information on the distribution system that may be of use to developers wishing to connect to, or make use of, the distribution system. The data provided will enable developers to identify opportunities and carry out high level assessment of the capability of the network to support their development.
  Transmission Network Use of System charges for 2003/4
See link for new charges.
  United Utilities Electricity- Long Term Development Statement.
This statement has been prepared in accordance with Standard Licence Condition 25 of the Electricity Distribution Licence. The statement is divided into two main sections: An Overview which describes the information which is contained within the full statement in order to enable potential users to decide if the full statement would be of use to them. This part of the statement is published with unrestricted access on the United Utilities web site. A Detailed Information section. This is also published on the United Utilities web site. To gain access to this a user name and password is required, the overview contains an explanation of how these may be obtained.
  Western Power Distribution- Long Term Development Statement
The Long Term Development Statement is compiled to assist existing and future users of Western Power Distribution’s network in identifying and assessing opportunities available to them for making new or additional use of our Distribution System.
  YEDL Long Term Development Statement
This Long Term Development Statement has been compiled to assist existing and future users of NEDL’s network in assessing opportunities available to them for making new or additional use of the network.
Centre for Sustainable Energy
CSE is an independent charity working to advance sustainable energy policy and practice. It seeks energy solutions that engage people and communities to meet real needs for both environmentally sound and affordable energy services.
NEA (The National Energy Action Charity)
NEA develops and promotes energy efficiency services to tackle the heating and insulation problems of low-income households. Working in partnership with central and local government; with fuel utilities, housing providers and health services; and with consumer organisations, NEA aims to eradicate fuel poverty and campaigns for greater investment in energy efficiency to help those who are poor or vulnerable.
Towards Sustainability
The aim of Towards Sustainability is to benefit like-minded organisations and individuals by providing a portal to useful information.
EREC- European Renewable Energy Council
EREC – the European Renewable Energy Council - is an umbrella organisation of the leading European renewable energy industry and research associations active in the sectors of photovoltaic, wind, small hydropower, biomass and solar thermal
  EUFORES- European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources
EUFORES is an independent, non-profit making organisation that aims to promote the use of renewable energy. EUFORES was established to pursue the target outlined in the 1994 “Declaration of Madrid” - a 15% substitution of conventional primary energy demand by renewable energy sources by 2010. EUFORES and its activities are financed by sponsorships, grants and members’ contributions; membership is open to all organisations and individuals relevant to, and which can benefit from, the development of the renewable energy sector.
  EUREC- European Renewable Research Centres Agency
The European Renewable Energy Centres Agency was established as a European Economic Interest Grouping in 1991 to strengthen and rationalise the European RD&D efforts in renewable energy technologies. As an independent association, it incorporates over 40 prominent RD&D groups from all over Europe. The research fields covered include solar buildings, wind, photovoltaics, biomass, small hydro, solar thermal power stations, ocean energy, solar chemistry and solar materials, hybrid systems, developing countries and integration of renewable energy in the energy infrastructure.
DTI Energy Group
The Department of Trade and Industry's Energy Group deals with a wide range of energy related matters, from its production or generation to its eventual supply to the customer. The Group is headed by Director General Joan MacNaughton.
Ofgem is the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets, regulating the gas and electricity industries in Great Britain. Ofgem's aim is to bring choice and value to all gas and electricity customers by promoting competition and regulating monopolies.
 Parliamentary select committees
PRASEG, the Associate Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, is the cross party group for UK politicians and senior industry stakeholders that exists to promote sustainable energy issues in Parliament and the wider political community.
 Other trade association
Scottish Renewables Forum
The Scottish Renewables Forum (SRF) supports the development and provision of a sustainable energy future for Scotland. Sustainable energy comes from sources that are safe, clean and renewable, and which should also be secure, diverse and competitive. The SRF therefore promotes the sensible use of Scotland's abundant wind, wave, hydro, biomass, solar and landfill gas resources to generate social, economic and environmental benefits for all.
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