fuel measurement News

  • New way to measure fuel poverty proposed

    A new way to measure fuel poverty in England is being proposed today by the Government following the independent review on this issue by Professor John Hills of the London School of Economics (LSE) published in March this year. Ensuring more accurate measurement will help to design effective solutions to fuel poverty, allowing the resources available to be targeted where they are needed most. The ...

  • Energy measures to save £200 annually in fuel bills for a new home

    New energy standards to cut £200 on typical new homes’ fuel bills and large businesses over £60k, compared to build standards before 2010. These changes will also further cut carbon emissions, help tackle climate change and ensure the government is on track to deliver the Budget commitment for ...

  • Intelligent and Portable Fuel Analysis

    Grabner Instruments, a subsidiary of AMETEK, Inc. has introduced a new portable and highly versatile FTIR spectrometer for the fully automatic measurement of gasoline, diesel and biofuel blends. The MINISCAN IRXpert is the first completely portable fuel analyzer that combines superior scanning range and resolution with the advantages of mid-IR and near-IR spectroscopy for highest measurement ...

  • Fuel poverty strategy for England

    Today I will be publishing the Fuel poverty strategy for England as required under the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 following extensive consultation held from July to October 2014 (1). This new fuel poverty strategy, the first in nearly 14 years, aims to set a durable framework for future fuel poverty policies with an ambitious new ...

  • Food or fuel? The bioenergy dilemma

    The cost of grain-based staples–such as tortillas in Mexico, beef noodles in western China, and bread in the United States– has increased around the world. There are several reasons why prices have jumped, but there’s one getting a lot of attention: the global rush for bioenergy. Crops can be used as a food or fuel; both are important ecosystem services that nature provides to people. But as ...

  • Making fuel for exploring space

    Since its 1977 launch, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has travelled farther than any other piece of human technology. It is also the only human-made object to have entered interstellar space. More recently, the agency’s New Horizons mission flew past Pluto on July 14, giving us our first close-up look at the dwarf planet. For the longevity of these missions we can thank the isotope ...

  • Comparative evaluation confirms superior performance of Metrohm electrode for pH measurement in fuel ethanol

    Independent confirmation of the outstanding performance of Metrohm’s EtOH-Trode for pH measurement in fuel ethanol: in an evaluation of different combined glass electrodes by means of an interlaboratory comparison, the Metrohm EtOH electrode with ground-joint diaphragm excelled by its outstanding precision. While all the electrodes with aqueous KCl filling solution and single liquid ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Clean Fuels 2007 ~ The Race to Produce New Fuels for New Engines

    Set for San Antonio, Texas this June! PORTLAND, Maine, USA - IntertechPira has announced that its clean fuels forum and business development conference, Clean Fuels 2007--The Race to Produce New Fuels for New Engines, will be held on June 25-26, 2007 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, Texas. Conference co-chairs are Arthur Suchanek, former Vice President Technology, Criterion Catalyst ...


    By Smithers Rapra

  • Written ministerial statement on fuel poverty

    The Rt Hon Edward Davey MP: Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change In March 2012, Professor John Hills from the London School of Economics published his final report into the issue of fuel poverty in which he recommended that the Government move away from the current definition of fuel poverty, which he argued was not fit for purpose. At the time we committed to moving to a new ...

  • Fuel poverty report shows improvement

    The report analyses data from English Housing Survey to measure the impact of fuel poverty in England. A combination of rising incomes and energy efficiency improvements in low income households has seen a decrease in the fuel poverty gap from £909 million in 2012 to £877 million in 2012, with an overall reduction of £32 ...

  • Fuel poverty and energy efficiency debate

    The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (Mr Edward Davey): I am grateful to the Opposition for this opportunity to set out the many things the Government are doing this winter, and in the winters to come, to help people to keep their energy bills as low as possible and to keep their houses warm. I am under no illusion about how hard it is out there this winter. Times are tough, many ...

  • Fuel Poverty, England 2011: statistical press release

    The government has recently set out a new definition of fuel poverty, which it plans to adopt. As a result, new fuel poverty statistics have been published, based on this new definition. Headline statistics on the new Low Income High Costs measure: In 2011: Around 2.39 million households in England were fuel poor under the new proposed LIHC measure, representing ...

  • Urgent action required to prevent fuel poverty escalation

    Urgent action is required to avert escalating fuel poverty levels, a government group has claimed. The Fuel Poverty Advisory Group (FPAG) has called for vital government action to tackle fuel poverty. In a report published today it warns that without radical action many more households will be pushed into fuel poverty as a result of essential investment in climate change prevention measures, ...


    By Energy Saving Trust

  • Independent review on Fuel Poverty final report published

    An independent report has been published today advising the government how it could best tackle the problem of fuel poverty. The latest official fuel poverty figures show 4m households in England in fuel poverty, compared to 1.2m in 2004. Professor John Hills of the London School of Economics started his research in March last year looking at the definition of fuel poverty, targets, and the ...

  • EI revises handbook on aviation fuel cleanliness

    The Energy Institute (EI) today (Nov 19, 2014) has published EI 1550 Handbook on equipment used for the maintenance and delivery of clean aviation fuel (2nd edition), updating one of the key information resources for the aviation fuel supply industry. The first edition, published in 2007, became one of the most widely distributed EI publications and was cited by the International Civil Aviation ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Energy efficiency is the only way to reduce fuel bills

    As news emerges that more people than ever before will face increased financial pressures in the wake of rising fuel bills, the call for household energy efficiency measures have never been greater. With an average energy bill set to climb to £1406 in 2009 (from £676 in 2005), the Government has given a commitment to help consumers improve household energy efficiency and permanently bring down ...


  • Fast and accurate (bio-)fuel analysis with Grabner IROX

    Refineries and regulatory agencies worldwide prefer the GRABNER INSTRUMENTS IROX FTIR-fuel analyzers for fully automatic, fast, reliable and portable fuel testing. IROX measures the entire mid-IR spectrum and provides comprehensive and highly accurate information about fuel composition. More than 30 different components as well as important parameters such as octane and cetane numbers, RVP, ...

  • Report into energy prices, profits and fuel poverty

    “We are doing all we can to help consumers keep their energy bills down and reduce the number of people in fuel poverty. “We are using the Energy Bill to ensure that all households will be able get the best deal for their gas and electricity as soon as possible. This means getting people off poor-value dead tariffs, cutting the number of tariffs and giving consumers clear personalised ...

  • Ship speed limits are legal and save fuel

    Requiring ships to slow down is an environmentally beneficial option that is both legal and does not damage ships. These were just some of the findings to emerge from a seminar earlier this month organised by T&E and another NGO, Seas at Risk. As more evidence emerges that the environmental impact of shipping can be reduced by lower speeds, the seminar on so-called ‘slow ...

  • EPA to allow 15 percent renewable fuel in gasoline

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the first applications for registration of ethanol for use in making gasoline that contains up to 15 percent ethanol – known as E15. Ethanol is a renewable fuel that can be mixed with gasoline. For over 30 years ethanol has been blended into gasoline, but the law limited it to 10 percent by volume for use in gasoline-fueled vehicles. ...

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