Government give £10million to cities’ district heating

The Government is taking a leaf out of the Scandinavian nations’ book by funnelling a total of £10 million into district heat network schemes around the country, it announced yesterday afternoon. Some of the country’s biggest cities – Manchester, Leeds (Leeds civic hall is pictured), Newcastle, Sheffield and Nottingham – will divvy up £1million to […]

Energy Bill isn’t addressing challenges faced today

The draft Bill “may do little or nothing” to address the energy challenges we are facing today, according to an energy service provider. This comes as the Bill announced yesterday is set to reform the electricity market in the long run but does not call for immediate action. Graham Meeks, Director of the Combined Heat […]

Budget branded a ‘setback’ for CHP

George Osborne’s 2012 Budget has been branded a major “setback” for manufacturing and for the Combined Heat and Power sector. The trade body Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) is concerned thousands of jobs in manufacturing could be threatened by planned cuts to tax incentives. Many large energy users such as refineries, chemical plants and […]

Heat is the ‘sleeping giant’ of UK energy use

Heat is the ‘sleeping giant’ of our energy use, according to a heat energy group. The Combined Heat and Power Association (CHPA) claims in a new report out today that we must cut emissions from heat to hit the UK’s low carbon targets. The report comes ahead of the Government’s Heat Strategy which is due […]