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Industry calls for Government to support Combined Heat and Power

In advance of the Autumn Statement, industry calls for Government to support Combined Heat and Power (CHP). 

The oil refining industry in the UK remains under huge pressure from combination of factors - commercial, legislative and structural - that threatens its future and has serious implications for the economy nationally and regionally and potential impacts upon energy security of supply. Against this backdrop, significant investment has been made in recent years in key industrial technologies, such as CHP. 
The recent withdrawal of levy exemption certificates, and the introduction of the Carbon Price Support, has significant cost impacts for UK refineries2, but also compromises further investment in CHP plants, which have higher efficiency and lower emissions than conventional power generation plants.  

Today, the Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) has published a report setting out how the use of CHP contributes to regional economies across the UK, and how the use of this technology could be tripled with the right policies in place. 
For a copy of the CHPA report, click here

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Notes to Editors:


1.    UKPIA represents nine oil refining and marketing companies that operate the 7 major oil refineries in the UK; the refineries processed 69 million tonnes of crude oil and produced 70.3 million tonnes of refined products in 2012 (Source: DECC- DUKES data). UKPIA members also own around 1,600 of the 8,700 filling stations in the UK.
2.  For further information, download UKPIA’s report ‘A Perfect Storm’ highlighting the legislative and other factors impacting upon the industry. See www.ukpia.com/publications

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