The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published research by Madano and Element Energy exploring the public acceptability of two alternative low carbon heating technologies for heating homes in the UK: hydrogen for heating and heat pumps. Over three quarters (76%) of participants stated that they are concerned about climate change, with the same number (76%) […]

The Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands made a statement in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 22nd November updating MSPs on progress to date on the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficient Scotland (EES) programme. You may recall that the First Minister announced the publication of the EES Routemap (supported by £54.5 million) during Day 1 […]

The Committee on Climate Change have published a report assessing the role of biomass – wood, plants and organic waste – in the global strategy to tackle climate change. The report’s key findings are: Managing biomass stocks is an important component of global climate mitigation strategies. Sustainably harvested biomass can play a significant role in […]

A report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) highlights how it is potentially possible to reduce the capital costs needed to deploy heat networks at scale, potentially decreasing the cost of the UK’s low carbon transition by £3bn. The new report, which was written by the Energy Systems Catapult, identifies eight cost saving route maps […]

Network, in association with the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) and the Heat Trust, have published a free guide to heat networks. The guide explains the benefits of heat networks and how they work, including the following topic areas: What is a heat network and how do they work? What are the advantages of a heat network? […]

The UK Government have launched the £320m Heat Networks Investment Project to help accelerate the adoption of low-carbon heat technologies across the public, private and domestic sectors in England and Wales. The scheme is being operated by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and will offer grants and loans to businesses, hospitals, schools and […]

Developing Your Heat Network Event
1st October 2018

Vital Energi are hosting a Developing Your Heat Network event at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh on Tuesday 2nd October 2018. The event will gather key speakers who will explore a number of strategic considerations and practical experiences of developing, delivering and operating heat networks. Speakers, including the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland, will […]

Fife Council has created a heat metering and billing framework for use by local authorities and housing associations that this designed to help grow the heat network market and ensure customer protection. The framework gives local authorities and housing associations access to three suppliers capable of providing a range of services: Switch2 Energy, Pinnacle Power and Vital […]

The UK’s industrial sector could save at least £540m on its energy bills by adopting new energy technologies such as solar and battery storage, according to a report published today by Centrica. The Distributed Energy: Powering the future of industry report covers the UK’s major manufacturing and production activities such as steel, mining, chemicals, car […]