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Barking & Dagenham Emissions Update

August 2011Barking and Dagenham Greenhouse Gas Emissions just released for the period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011

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Mayor Announces next phase of RE:NEW

4 August 2011: The Mayor has today announced the next phase of the RE:NEW home energy efficiency programme.  The scheme is to be provided to 55,000 homes in specific areas across the capital between now and May 2012 with homes in parts of Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Lewisham and Waltham Forest being the first to receive this benefit.

To find out if your home might be within an area, check the files attached below to search for your street name. If your street is on the list you can make a booking online or by calling 0800 978 8332.

Further information on the roll-out of RE:NEW across London is here.
Key points from the press release are as follows:

  • RE:NEW is funded by the Mayor and all 32 London boroughs have signed as partners in the scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with London Councils and the Energy Saving Trust. Barking & Dagenham, Hackney and Waltham Forest, with appointed contractor, London Warm Zone, and Lewisham with appointed contractor, Osborne Energy, are the first to roll out RE:NEW. The focus in these areas will be on providing energy monitors and stand by switches.
  • The RE:NEW offer involves a full home energy survey carried out by a qualified home energy advisor, which takes roughly 90 minutes to do. Residents will then get a tailor-made energy saving report once the visit is complete and have a range of free energy saving measures installed.
  • At the same time as improving energy efficiency, RE:NEW aims to reduce fuel poverty in London and each household will be offered a benefits check to ensure residents are claiming all of the benefits and grants they are entitled to.
  • RE:NEW is not an ‘on-demand’ service and is being delivered on an area by area basis because trials showed this approach resulted in more cost-effective and higher take up, helping to ensure that the city’s ambitious targets can be met. It has been designed to be as easy as possible for residents.
  • The aim is to attain the funding to expand the programme to 200,000 homes by the end of 2012 and 1.2 million homes by 2015. This will be subject to additional funding being secured principally through the Government’s ‘Green Deal’.
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London Warm Zone News

July 2011: London Warm Zone is working with councils across East London to show people where their home is losing energy and what you can do to stop it. The Home Energy Check is currently available in limited areas covering:
Barking and Dagenham – Dagenham Low Carbon Zone
Hackney – Leabridge ward
Waltham Forest – Lea Bridge ward
Further information here.

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London’s Power Stations

30 June 2011: DECC’s annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) has just been published providing a welcome summer reading challenge for all energy-geeks… DUKES is principally concerned with national level energy statistics, and hence does not provide regional breakdowns in most instances (those are usually set out in separate articles in DECC’s quarterly journal Energy Trends). However, there a few issues areas worth looking at. In the first instance, it’s useful to be aware of what power plants operate within London itself, which in total contribute only a small percentage of London’s total electricity demand. The following London schemes are listed in the ‘Power Stations in the UK’ table in Chapter 5 of DUKES, to which some additional information/links have been added to below:

  • Barking Power – a gas fired Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) of 1000 MW (megawatts) generation capacity, which first started operating in 1994
  • Citigen (London) UK Ltd  – based in Charterhouse Street in Smithfields and owned and operated by E.ON, this scheme is fuelled by  gas and gas oil, and is rated 31 MW and first started operating in 1995. The unit operates in Combined Heat and Power (CHP) mode providing heating, and also cooling (via chilled water) distributed by a district energy network to a number of customers in the City area.
  • Thames Valley Power – a joint venture between EDF Energy and ATCO Power, this  Gas/Gas oil 15MW CHP has been operating since 1995 at Heathrow Airport.
  • London Heat & Power Company –  a 9MW gas CHP based at Imperial College which started operation in 2009.
  • Barkantine Heat & Power Company – A 1MW gas fuelled CHP with district heating system based on the Barkantine Estate in Tower Hamlets
  • Taylors Lane – Taylor’s Lane Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) station, situated in Willesden is operated by E.ON and has two gas turbine units fired on natural gas with a total capacity of 132MW and began generating in 1979.
  • Enfield Power Station– E.ON owned and operated 400MW gas turbine scheme which began generating in 1999.
  • SELCHP – South East London Combined Heat & Power Ltd (SELCHP) 32 MW waste fired operated by Veolia Environmental Services began generating in 1994 – but only in power-only mode. Heat offtake opportunities (so the plant can finally operate in true-CHP mode) are currently being explored with Southwark Council.
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High Rise Retrofit

July 2011: Interesting case study from United House of a ‘climate change’ retrofit of two high rise blocks in Barking & Dagenham,  improving  energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions where measures included triple glazed windows, external insulated render, photovoltaic cells and smart metering to all 200 properties.

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Barking & Dagenham

Carbon Management Plan 2011/12 – 2015/16 (July 2012)
Combating climate change webpage
Barking Town Centre Energy Action Area
Barking Town Centre Energy Action Area Low Carbon Options paper (September 2005) and Implemention Plan – August 2006
Barking and Dagenham Energy Strategy – Septebmer 2005
Barking District heating study technical study and business case
Barking and Dagenham Draft Climate Change Strategy – December 2009
Barking Low Carbon Zone
Barking Low Carbon Zone Green Homes Guide
Barking and Dagenham Greenhouse Gas Emissions for the period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011

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Barking Town Centre: Energy Action Area Implementation Plan

August 2006: Reports on one of the four areas in London to be selected by the London Energy Partnership for Energy Action Area status.

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