Finnish facility develops carbon-negative district heat

The process uses pyrolysis to create biochar and capture carbon dioxide from the air

Hamburg to buy district heating network from Vattenfall for €950m

The Swedish power company currently owns 74.9% while the city holds a 25.1% minority stake

Plans unveiled for district heating network in Liverpool

It will provide hot water and heating to existing buildings and new developments

CMA: Ofgem should regulate UK heat networks

The competition watchdog believes customers on heat networks have less protection if things go wrong

Ireland offers €500m to fight climate change

Finance will be provided for large-scale projects that are scheduled to start development in 2019 or 2020

Leeds hots up with new £35m district heating project

The project is expected to deliver savings of between 10% to 25% per year on energy bills as well as reduce carbon emissions

Heat networks ‘offer lower prices than traditional systems’

On average, heat network consumers have lower energy costs than standard customers. That’s according to a government survey of 5,000 people, which show these customers are generally as happy with their heating systems as those using traditional gas systems. Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy welcomed the results, highlighting the fact households on Heat Trust registered schemes […]

Competition watchdog launches market study into heat networks

A market study into domestic heat networks to ensure householders are getting a good deal has been launched. Heat networks involve the generation and distribution of heat to buildings and consist of communal and district heating. They currently supply around half a million homes in the UK through 17,000 networks. The Competition and Markets Authority […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina turns up the heat with biomass

A renewable power plant made up of 10 biomass boilers will heat homes and businesses in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city of Banja Luka has secured loans worth €8.4 million (£7.5bn) from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the project. It will be used to develop the new plant and establish a […]

CHP heals hospitals’ energy bills by £7,500 a day

The Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust has reduced its energy costs by nearly £7,500 a day. It follows the installation of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, with the hospitals seeing an energy spend reduction of more than £231,000 in the first month’s full service of the CHP. Vital Energi replaced old […]