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The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in the UK this week opened a call for evidence on the non-financial barriers to more widespread deployment of gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP).

ADE website reports that department said that the technology could play a key role in delivering carbon savings as it became increasingly cost-effective through to the end of the decade.
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The Call for Evidence follows DECC’s analysis in December 2014 that it would not be implementing the Bespoke CHP Policy to provide capital support for new UK CHP investment. Instead, DECC announced it would instead focus on “non-financial barriers”.

The consultation seeks views on a range of measures to remove barriers to deployment; these include funding for feasibility studies; a guidance service to support organisations considering the deployment of new CHP projects; and the establishment of an industry or government-led forum to disseminate best practice.

Responses are invited until 30 March. The Association for Decentralised Energy will be preparing a short briefing note for members and inviting views. A draft consultation response will be distributed to members in March.