APSE Energy - Members briefing 14/15 (August 2015)

This is the APSE Energy members briefing from 13 August 2015.


APSE Energy
1. 50 Up! - APSE Energy welcomes North Yorkshire County Council into membership

APSE Energy is pleased to announce that North Yorkshire County Council has joined APSE Energy bringing the number of councils in membership to 50. This is an important landmark in the growth of APSE Energy across local authorities and we are delighted to welcome North Yorkshire into membership. An updated membership list is available here.

2. APSE Energy briefing notes – 8/15 Changes to financial subsidies for ground mount solar PV schemes and 9/15 Summary of Government policy changes on green energy

 

There has been a plethora of activity by the Government since the General Election in May on the energy front with key announcements and policy changes on whole range of policies from wind and solar subsidies to zero carbon homes. Briefing 8/15 looks in detail at the changes proposed by the Government to the Renewable Obligation for solar farms of 5MW and under, together with other changes to pre-accreditation for FITs which impact on many council projects. The paper discusses the options and tactics that local authorities can adopt in response to the proposed changes which are still at the consultation stage with the consultation closing on 2 September. Briefing 9/15 takes a broader look at some of the important changes introduced by the Government to the green agenda since returning to power.

APSE Energy would urge its member councils to respond to the Government consultation papers issued on 22 July. APSE is currently putting together a response on behalf of the wider membership and it would be greatly appreciated if you could either send your own response to the Government proposals or your comments on those proposals to us prior to the closing date so that we can seek to reflect your views in APSEs response. Any comments or responses should be sent to Alistair Holcroft at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3. APSE Energy autumn programme of events

APSE Energy is currently in the process of putting together it’s autumn programme of events. We have already announced that APSE Energy will be exhibiting and organising both plenary and workshop sessions at the Nextgen Renewables trade show and conference to be held on 7-8 October at Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire and the Greenbuild Expo conference and trade show to be held on 10-11 November 2015 at Manchester Central. APSE Energy will also be at the Solar Energy U.K. event at the NEC Birmingham on 13-15 October 2015 and will again be running a local authority seminar for delegates at the event on 15 October. A separate email has already been sent out with details of the Solar Energy U.K. event but you can also register for free by clicking on the link below

APSE Energy has negotiated an exclusive arrangement with Nextgen, Solar Media U.K. and Greenbuild Expo for both APSE and APSE Energy members and you can register for any of these events below:

NextgenExpo, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
7-8 October 2015
To register free as a Nextgen VIP follow the link www.nextgenexpo.co.uk/APSE

N.B As a VIP you will have access to the VIP lounge, complimentary refreshments, free WiFi, VIP parking, priority theatre seating and more. Further information on the programme and exhibition will follow.

Solar Energy UK– Local Authority Summit, the NEC, Birmingham
13-15 October 2015
This is a FREE event for APSE and APSE Energy member authorities and you can register to attend the summit and the solar energy trade exhibition at:
Solarenergyevents.com - Registration

GreenbuildExpo Sustainable Refurbishment and Building event, Manchester Central

10/11 November 2015
To register free click on the links below:
GreenbuildExpo: REGISTER HERE

Buildings Energy Efficiency: REGISTER HERE

You can book a meeting with APSE Energy at the event to discuss your needs or any aspect on municipal energy by clicking on the following link: BOOK A MEETING

Further information on the seminar and workshop activities being organised by APSE Energy at the above events will be circulated in due course.

4. FIT for purpose: Developing solar PV projects at scale in local government – An APSE Energy/APSE Scotland workshop supported by Edison Energy
16 September 2015 Stirling

APSE Energy in partnership with APSE Scotland and Edison Energy have organised a workshop FIT for purpose: Developing solar PV projects at scale in local government on Wednesday 16 September at the Hotel Colessio in Stirling. This is also a FREE event for APSE and APSE Energy members. A copy of the flyer and booking form is attached with this briefing, but you can also book on line here BOOK ONLINE. Alternatively email Alistair Holcroft at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact him on 0161 772 1810.


5. APSE Energy/Town and Country Planning Association workshops on decentralised energy

As part of our partnership with the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) Spatial Planning and Energy for Communities in All Landscapes (SPECIAL) Project, APSE Energy is pleased to announce a series of workshops for APSE Energy member authorities as follows:

SPECIAL Workshop: Neighbourhood Planning for Sustainable Energy Birmingham 07 September 2015, Birmingham & 17 September, London


A SPECIAL (Spatial planning and energy for communities in all landscapes) workshop on neighbourhood and area-wide planning policy approaches to sustainable energy.

 

SPECIAL Workshop: Planning for Decentralised Energy - District Heating A (London) 06 October 2015 & Bradford 9 October


A SPECIAL (Spatial planning and energy for communities in all landscapes) workshop on delivering decentralised energy solutions for district heating by linking with spatial planning.

SPECIAL Workshop: Planning for Community Energy Matlock 13 October 2015 and London 22 October


A SPECIAL (Spatial planning and energy for communities in all landscapes) workshop on planning for community-level energy solutions by local authorities and community groups.

SPECIAL Workshop: Planning for Energy in Regeneration and Retrofitting London 19 November 2015


A SPECIAL (Spatial planning and energy for communities in all landscapes) workshop on delivering

sustainable energy solutions on generation and/ or energy efficiency initiatives in retrofitting and regeneration areas.

These workshops are FREE to attend for APSE Energy members. You can book on-line to attend any of these events at http://www.tcpa.org.uk/events.php


Mark Bramah
Director of APSE Energy
Tel: 0161 772 1810 Mobile 07796301502
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