There has been much talk recently about devolution: greater powers for nations and increased budgetary control and scope for cities and counties too. But what are the implications of devolution for heat?
Nicky Gavron, London Assembly Member, asked the Mayor during Question Time yesterday whether he had lobbied Government on Zero Carbon Homes. Mr Johnson responded that London would continue with its commitment to zero carbon homes past 2016 through the London Plan.
New research by Scottish Renewables shows local authorities in Scotland have invested almost £8 million making sure 225 schools, 17 leisure centres, 17 care homes and 63 other public buildings across Scotland are heated by renewable energy – but 24,806 are not.
The Energy Technologies Institute has announced that AECOM will lead its Heat Infrastructure Development project. The £500k project lasting approximately 12 months will seek to identify the innovative solutions needed to deliver major reductions in the capital cost of heat network infrastructure and accelerate its deployment.
In a speech yesterday Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd set out the Government’s priorities for energy and climate change and showing how the current majority Conservative Government would shift from the previous coalition Government. This member briefing sets out the key announcements from the speech.
Today Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd MP gave a speech setting out her vision for an energy system that puts consumers first, delivers more competition, reduces the burden on bill-payers and ensures enough electricity generation to power the nation. Read our reaction here.
A round up of reactions to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd's energy reset speech by Utility Week.
Failure to accurately size combined heat and power (CHP) at the pre-planning stage of building design is reducing the viability of district heating networks, according to cogeneration specialist ENER-G.
The Government has announced plans to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025 and restrict their use by 2023.
New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that one in two low income households are struggling to afford their energy costs, despite being in work. Amongst the hardest hit are people with disabilities, with over two in three (67%) reporting their struggles, and families, with almost two-thirds of working parents (65%) unable to meet these costs.
SAV’s LoadTracker CHP units and Danfoss FlatStation heat interface units have been specified by consulting engineers XCO2 Energy for use in the ‘Aylesbury Site 7’ development, part of a phased regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate in the London Borough of Southwark. FlatStation units will be installed in 162 apartments served from a central energy centre housing the two LoadTracker XRGi 20 modulating CHP units.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) has saved £43 million of asset investment for the next eight years as a result of demand side response (DSR) trials.
Our new district heating illustrations are designed with householders in mind as a simple way to explain how district heating works!
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing is campaigning for Scottish businesses who are losing out due UK Government indecision on the future of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The Association has produced a response to the energy and Climate Change Committee's inquiry into low carbon electricity network infrastructure.
The Association has produced a response to the Government's Business Energy Tax Review, which aims to streamline and harmonise energy taxes and carbon reporting policies.
The European Commission has recently published Calls for Proposals for innovative energy technology research and demonstration. The Calls include a number of topics related to heating and cooling technology and Combined Heat and Power. More details including information on the support that UK organisations can access can be found in the linked article.
We've just 2 weeks to go until we hold our annual conference at Hotel Russell in London on the 25th November. Heat 2015 conference, hosted on the same day as the Spending Review, will give industry, Government and others the very first opportunity to debate its impact on the future of our energy system. With heat, the hidden engine of our economy, accounting for almost one half of UK energy costs and a Government Spending Review focused on cutting the deficit while delivering priority public services and economic growth - Heat 2015 will examine the key role that heat will play in delivering a sustainable, affordable future.
Future low carbon heating systems should improve the heat experience, be simpler to install and provide consumers with enhanced control if the UK is to meet the challenge of dramatically reducing emissions from domestic heating, according to a new report published by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).
Switch2 will share best practice and expertise in metering and billing for district and community heating schemes at Nordic Heat Master Classes in Manchester (17 November 2015) and Edinburgh (19 November 2015).