The Scottish Government has published a report exploring how best to oversee the delivery of Energy Efficient Scotland (EES), the programme to improve energy efficiency and promote low carbon heating in Scotland’s homes and buildings. The Scottish Government has developed a Strategic Outline Case (SOC) for a National Delivery Mechanism for its EES programme. In […]

The first phase of a new £28.5 million project to create a Virtual Energy System (VES) in Orkney, Scotland, has been launched to digitally link distributed and intermittent renewable generation to flexible demand. The ReFLEX (Responsive Flexibility) Orkney project will demonstrate a first-of-its-kind Virtual Energy System (VES) interlinking local electricity, transport, and heat networks into […]

The Scottish Government have opened two consultations around Energy Efficient Scotland and low carbon heat. The Energy Efficient Scotland: Consultation seeks to gather evidence which might support a change to the proposed time frame to deliver standards for all properties across Scotland. It builds on earlier consultations on energy efficiency and fuel poverty. The consultation […]

Ofgem has published a factsheet on ECO3 district heating systems (DHS) and summary of proposal (SoP). The factsheet draws together the key areas of information for suppliers and the supply chain when engaging with Ofgem prior to delivering district heating measures, and sets out the requirements for delivering these measures under ECO3. A summary of […]

The UK District Energy Vanguards Network is hosting a free one-day workshop in Manchester on Tuesday 21st May 2019 to help local authorities consider how to choose commercial structures for heat network projects. (Note that this is a repeat of an event held in London in early February.) Whether you’re completing a feasibility study or […]

All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, and the new Dcarbonise event will be held at Glasgow’s SEC on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May. Free registration for all elements of the two-day event is now open at for all with relevant business/professional interests. All-Energy and Dcarbonise Event Director, […]

ClimateXChange have published research by Changeworks and the Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde, reviewing existing European regulatory models and identify learning from each that are relevant to the Scottish context. The outputs will add to a body of existing research which will inform the Scottish Government’s proposals regarding regulation in the coming years. […]

The Heat and the City team at the University of Edinburgh have published a research briefing and list of practitioner resources: Meeting the strategic challenges of UK district heating offers practical approaches to tackling UK district heating challenges based on their work on district heating since 2010. This briefing summarises recent research findings on district heating […]

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