New Zealand launches massive fossil fuel boiler replacement scheme to save 26k tonnes of CO2

The initiative is part of the country’s plan for a carbon-neutral public sector by 2025

Nearly a fifth of Brits admit leaving the heating on during summer

Nearly 26% of adults leave the heating on when there is no one at home, a new report finds

British firm unveils ‘world’s first’ microwave-powered boiler

Residents will be able to control boiler’s operations through a smartphone app

Scotland ‘must consign coal heating to dustbin of history’

Scottish Renewables says 14,000 homes across the country are still heated using the polluting fuel source

Bathrooms burn brilliantly in biomass boiler

A Scottish design firm expects to save up to £10,000 a year by installing a biomass boiler. Fitted bathroom, kitchen and bedroom specialist DM Design has invested £250,000 in the sustainable energy equipment at its head office in Cumbernauld. It says the 150kW boiler, which is fed with waste wood from old fittings, will save […]

npower and Allianz partner on boiler maintenance

One of the UK’s largest energy suppliers has partnered with an insurance firm to provide a central heating and boiler service across the UK. Within the joint venture, npower will be responsible for introducing home services products to customers and Allianz Worldwide Partners will fulfil these services. This will include fielding a network of highly […]

Sadiq Khan launches £1m boiler fund to tackle fuel poverty

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a £1 million boiler fund to tackle fuel poverty. Londoners who struggle to afford to heat their homes will be able to use a share of the fund to replace or repair inefficient or broken boilers. It is expected to help around 500 fuel poor homeowners reduce their annual […]

Energy efficiency upgrades for UK social housing

More than 1,000 homes across the UK are to benefit from efficient heating systems, thanks to a £5 million fund. It is the Green Investment Bank’s (GIB) first investment in the nation’s social housing sector, which will see highly efficient heating systems fitted in up to 28 developments. That includes a pilot scheme of seven […]

Brits unaware of home’s energy efficiency

When it comes to energy efficiency, it seems Brits are all talk and no action. A new survey revealed 71% of householders are unaware if they own an energy efficient boiler while 83% don’t know the energy efficiency rating of their windows and doors. That’s despite a majority (89%) claiming energy efficiency is “extremely important” […]

British Gas launches online home energy saving tool

British Gas has launched a new online tool to help homeowners check what energy saving measures they are entitled to under the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes. The Green Deal meets the upfront costs of eco-improvements with a loan paid back through energy savings, while ECO sets energy companies targets for […]