Ed Davey, energy secretary with Dr Tim Rotheray looking on, during a speech at ADE report in Westminster

A new animated video ‘Small is Beautiful’ launched today is highlighting the benefits of decentralised energy in the UK.

Organisations like the London Fire Brigade, Center Parcs and Rotherham Hospital are saving money on their gas and electricity bills by generating their heat and power locally as well as cutting emissions.

Research from the Association for Decentralised Energy’s (ADE) shows the small-scale CHP sector is installing 400 units every year – equivalent to 100 MW of new capacity.