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Encouraging statistics for UK’s CHP sector

The UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change’s latest energy statistics has shown a steady rise in cogeneration capacity.

The latest Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) released by the department reveal that between 2011 and 2012 combined heat and power capacity grew by almost 3% to 6.1 GW, meeting 6.4 per cent of the UK’s total electricity needs. The proportion of renewable CHP increased almost 20 per cent in 12 months, now accounting for over 8 per cent of total fuel used in the CHP sector.
Tim Rotheray
CHP efficiency benefits led to over 15 million tonnes of CO2 savings, equivalent to removing 5 million cars from the road and representing an increase of 2 million tonnes over the previous year.

Commenting on the energy statistics, Dr Tim Rotheray, Director of the Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) said: “It is astonishing that in the UK, power stations waste more energy from their cooling towers than the total demand for gas for heating in the UK. Each new CHP site represents less energy waste, better UK competitiveness and reduced demand for imported fuels.”

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