Zero Waste Scotland low carbon heat workshops
7th January 2019

Zero Waste Scotland are hosting a series of workshops to engage a range of sectors and raise awareness of low carbon heat. The events are free to attend, are being held in various locations across Scotland between January and March 2019, and are targeting three key sectors: Housing associations Planners Home builders (cancelled) Low carbon […]

DEVN Road to Commercialisation workshop in London
11th December 2018

The UK District Energy Vanguards Network is hosting a free one-day workshop in London on Monday 4th February 2019 that will help local authorities to consider these questions and other aspects of choosing commercial structures for heat network projects. Whether you’re completing a feasibility study or working through the business case for your network, this […]

The first borehole is underway at the UK Geoenergy Observatory for Glasgow, allowing scientists to ‘see’ underground at the world-class geothermal energy research site in the east end of the city. Marking the beginning of the 15-year research investment, a 7·2-meter high drilling rig broke ground on the site to form the first borehole for […]

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 […]