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Heat networks can deliver significant carbon savings, but just 2% of the UK's heat is currently supplied by such systems, leaving the nation far behind other European countries

BEIS compromises on renewable heat support, announces new heat network funding

The UK Government is seemingly beginning to take heed of advice to focus on delivering low-carbon heating systems, with two new announcements which could effectively reduce emissions from heating demand in towns and cities and begin to restore investor confidence in the neglected sector.

An artists' impression of the new Waterside campus, which is expected to be opened in 2018 and will serve more than 15,000 students

University of Northampton goes green with new Waterside campus

Students at the University of Northampton will soon have their heating and hot water generated by a CO2-saving on-site energy centre, incorporating woodchip biomass boilers and a combined heat and power (CHP) system.

By generating its own low-carbon supply of power and heat using CHP, Newcastle United is now reducing its carbon emissions by a further 390 tonnes per year

Newcastle United scores big energy savings with new CHP system

Newcastle United Football Club has continued its 'carbon positive' crusade by installing a combined heat and power (CHP) system at its own St James Park Stadium, just before the new Championship season kicks off.

GIB investment set to increase NI renewable electricity by 10%

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and investment firm Foresight have invested £20m into the construction of a wood fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) station to be built in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

E.ON and Barratt partner on low carbon homes project

A former hospital and a new development in Croydon are two of the sites chosen for a low carbon homes project being developed by E.ON and Barratt Homes.

United Utilities process controller Phil Smith

Poo power comes to north Lancashire

Human sewage is being used to generate all the electricity for Lancaster's wastewater treatment works.

LowC  rapeseed oil energy centre

Rapeseed oil fuels energy revolution

A new four-star hotel and local schools and offices are some of the buildings benefitting from low carbon energy produced from rapeseed oil.

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Hospital warms Camden householders

The Royal Free Hospital in London is to heat 1,500 homes in Camden with surplus heat generated from its Combined Heat and Power (CHP) network.

Renewable heat plans welcomed by industry

The Energy Secretary, Chris Huhne, has announced details of the plans to expand the market for renewable heat supplies in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) policy document.

The Kerrygold CHP system

Cheese company goes green

Dairy products company Adams Foods has announced carbon savings of 476 tonnes in its new factory and office complex in Staffordshire.

Greg Barker

Greg Barker opens Europe's largest ground source heat pump

Climate change minister Greg Barker flipped the switch to activate Europe's largest ground source heat pump at a multi-million pound London shopping centre.

Sweet energy savings for confectionary maker

The UK's largest independent sweet maker announced an energy reduction deal over the weekend.

Microgeneration consultation launches formally

The government launched a formal consultation into the Microgeneration Strategy today (December 22).

Greg Barker MP

Communities urged to be more energy self sufficient

The Government has today (November 25) urged communities to become more energy self sufficient.

The Queen visiting the Coca-cola visitor centre

Queen visits new CHP facility

A new bottling facility in Northern Ireland is cutting CO2 emissions by 66% with the installation of an on-site Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant.

The University of Wolverhampton

CHP building for Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton is to use a combined heat and power plant (CHP) in a new performance arts centre.

Huhne praises CHP on visit to Liverpool

The green credentials of the newly built Museum of Liverpool have been praised by energy secretary Chris Huhne.

An artist's impression of the hospital

Hospital prepares for greener operation

A hospital packed with green technology could become the most environmentally friendly in Britain, according to the primary care trust building it.

London Mayor promises green jobs and cheaper, low carbon fuel bills

Parts of London are to see more localised energy generation as City Hall teams up with other agencies to offer support for such schemes.

Luxury towers to generate own power

A pair of luxury apartment blocks next to London's Canary Wharf are set to use a state-of-the-art heating scheme to reduce the building's carbon footprint.

Tiered credits set to change Renewables Obligation

Plans to introduce different tiers into the Government's system of Renewables Obligation Credits (ROC) will go ahead, ministers have announced.

Government wants tips on 'renewable' heating

The Government is asking experts for advice on how to heat buildings while keeping their carbon footprint to a minimum.

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