Local Energy Scotland is leading a Scottish pilot to develop and implement local energy plans for four local communities. The plans developed for Brae, Drumnadrochit, Barra & Vatersay and Oban have now been published. The plans provide an evidence base to take forward energy related actions and projects with a community and energy system mandate. […]

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published the final findings of its 7 month study, which set out to establish whether heat network customers are getting the right level of protection. The CMA found many heat networks offer prices that are the same or lower than those paid by people on gas or electricity, […]

The Scottish Government has announced more than £2 million will be awarded to 15 councils to support homeowners and businesses installing energy efficiency measures as part of the new Energy Efficient Scotland programme. The funding will also help local authorities develop Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies, a new tool to allow councils to identify […]

The Committee on Climate Change have published analysis of alternative UK heat decarbonisation pathways. Written by Imperial College London; it evaluates the technical feasibility and overall system costs of alternative heat decarbonisation pathways, including electrification of heat via heat pumps, hybrid heat pumps (combining low-carbon electricity and gas), and conversion of the gas grid to […]

The Scottish Government recently launched the Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland, which outlines action to ensure that by 2040, all homes are improved so they achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of at least Band C. Supported by £54.5 million funding, the Route Map confirms that landlords of privately rented homes will […]

BEIS publish hybrid heat pumps study
5th June 2018

As part of its wider research into heat decarbonisation, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy commissioned a study by Element Energy to advance the understanding of the potential role of hybrid heat pump (HHP) systems in the UK’s long-term decarbonisation of domestic heat. The study draws on a wide range of sources (including a review of […]

The National Infrastructure Commission have published a study by Element Energy and E4tech examining the costs associated with different pathways to decarbonising heat in the UK. These pathways included electrification (heat pumps, electric storage heating), decarbonisation of gas (hydrogen networks, biomethane) and hybrid gas-electric approaches, supported by the deployment of energy efficiency, heat networks and […]

The Carbon Trust have published a guide to stakeholder engagement in heat networks. Intended for project managers, the guide aims to give the reader a better understanding of why stakeholder engagement is so crucial, who they need to engage, when they need to engage them, what they need to do and how they should do it. […]

The UK District Energy Vanguards Network is hosting a free one-day workshop in York on Thursday 5th July 2018 that will provide a platform of expert speakers sharing real-life experiences of developing a heat network. The event is specifically designed for local authorities and other public sector bodies developing district heating networks. More details and […]

CARES Conference 2018
22nd March 2018

Local Energy Scotland are hosting the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) Conference on 18-19 April 2018 in Glasgow. The conference will focus on new approaches to the challenges posed in meeting the 2030 targets set out in the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy, as well as providing information on more about the range of funds and support […]

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