heating & cooling
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.
Open data provides £400m opportunity for UK heat networks
The UK energy market could save £400m and reduce emissions by 800,000 tonnes over the next decade by using open and transparent data to reveal energy generation, consumption and distribution inefficiencies, new analysis has revealed.
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.
Davey drives heat network uptake with £3m extra funding
The UK Government has increased its support of renewable heat networks by awarding an extra £3m of funding to local authorities to set up heat networks across England and Wales.
Fuel poverty to cause 2,700 deaths in the UK this winter
An interim report into fuel poverty has revealed that at least 2,700 people are at risk of death this winter as they struggle to cope with rising fuel prices.
DECC launch renewable heating scheme
A renewable heat scheme has been launched today (15 August) by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to improve heating in social houses and reduce energy costs.
Expert to help on fuel poverty
The government has appointed a social policy expert to lead an independent fuel poverty review.
Green energy training centre opens its doors
The Green Energy Training Centre (GETC) in Wirral opened its doors in November last year and has begun its training courses in renewable energy technologies.
UK facing drought and heat-wave warning
Warnings over droughts and a heat-wave were issued this morning (July 9) as hot weather continues across the UK.
Small scale boiler scrappage scheme launches
More than 100,000 householders are now able to apply for a grant of £400 off a new boiler.
Sainsbury CEO demands new focus on green economy
The chief executive of a leading supermarket has demanded the Government tackles a lack of trained workers with green skills.
Cold War nuclear bunker converted into green data centre
A nuclear bunker in Stockholm has been transformed into a data storage centre which boasts a range of green credentials.
Cash back for Australian fire victims who rebuild green
Australians who lost their homes to bush fires are being offered cash incentives to install micro-renewables when they rebuild.
Schools get free advice on carbon cutting
When the Carbon Reduction Commitment kicks in next year an estimated 5,000 organisations will have to report on their emissions and take steps to reduce them or face a hefty bill.