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 […]

Improvements to heat networks ‘could save UK £30bn’

The UK could save up to £30 billion by implementing eight new route maps in district heating networks (DHN). That’s the findings of a new report, which has mapped eight innovative solutions that could see cost reductions of up to 40%. DHNs supply heating and hot water to homes and businesses and have the potential […]

High-rise blocks go clean in £5.4m heat upgrade

Gateshead Council has secured £5.4 million in EU grants to build two major low carbon energy schemes, including work across seven high-rise blocks. The move will see a further 600 homes and several public buildings connected to district energy networks in the town, through which they will receive low-cost, clean heat and power. The High […]

EU approves €1.3bn support for energy, water projects

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved financing totalling €1.3 billion (£1.14bn) for energy and water projects. They include wind farms in Austria, upgrading energy and water networks in Italy, expanding hydropower in Madagascar, smart meters in France and renewable energy projects in Peru. New support for water and wastewater in the UK and investment […]

District heating network to supply £6bn development

A new district heating network in London will help supply a £6 billion business and housing development. Sustainable energy system provider Vital Energi is delivering the project on behalf of Enfield Council’s own energy company, energetik. It will design, build, operate and maintain the main energy centre for the Meridian Water development and install the district heating […]