Octopus boss on heat pumps: “It’s the Ford Model T of heating”

The UK needs to get the heat pumps to the masses, Greg Jackson has said

Scottish green boiler project reaches graduation

A £6.9 million project to install biomass boilers at schools across the Scottish Highlands has been completed. Developer Robertson Northern says schools will see reduced energy bills and warmer buildings now the renewable energy generators are installed, particularly during the cold winter months. Procured through the Scape National Major Works framework, the firm has completed work […]

RHI consultation ‘disappointing for the non-domestic heat market’

The consultation on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) launched by the government is “disappointing” for the non-domestic market. That’s according to trade body Industrial & Commercial Energy Association (ICOM) in response to DECC’s “The Renewable Heat Incentive: A reformed and refocused scheme” consultation. In that document, the government proposed some changes which include introducing a […]

Interest free energy efficiency loans for Scottish homes

Householders in Scotland will soon be able to apply for interest free loans for installing energy efficiency measures under a new £3 million scheme unveiled by the Government. Loans worth up to £10,000 can be borrowed depending on the technology and cost of the renewable systems which include solar panels, micro wind turbines, biomass boilers […]

Sainsbury’s installs its 100,000th solar panel

Sainsbury’s claims it has installed 100,000 solar panels – enough to cover 35 football pitches- in more than 200 of its stores across the UK. They are expected to generate enough electricity to power almost 2,000 homes and help cut carbon emissions by around 9,785 tonnes every year. During just one week of the current […]

Government doubles cash for renewable heat projects

Householders across Britain will be able to get more cash for renewable heating projects, the Government announced yesterday. DECC has increased money off vouchers available for people switching to renewable heat from traditional systems: £2,300 for ground source heat pumps (up from £1,250), £2,000 for biomass boilers (up from £950), £1,300 for air source heat […]

UK green bank backs biomass projects

A London-based investment firm has announced a £10 million fund to replace inefficient heating systems in public and private facilities with biomass boilers. Equitix is investing £4.9 million through its Energy Saving Investment fund, in which the UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) is an investor. It is also sourcing a further £5.1 million from its […]

DECC reveals £3.2m renewable heating scheme winners

DECC has announced the winners of a £3.2 million fund which is part of a renewable heating scheme. As many as 44 social housing projects will share the cash to install biomass boilers, solar hot water panels and heat pumps into the homes of more than 1,000 tenants across Britain. Local authorities and social housing […]

DECC reopens social housing low carbon heating fund

DECC has reopened its social housing funding for low carbon forms of heating installations in households across the nation. The announcement was made today as millions of pounds are still available for local authorities and housing associations to install biomass boilers, solar hot water panels and heat pumps in UK homes. The news follows the […]