Burning waste ‘could heat half a million UK homes and support net zero goal’

A new report suggests diverting 80% of the country’s non-recyclable waste for green heat could also help avoid four million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2030 alone

Don’t miss green heat cashback, warn accountants

Householders who want to claim back money from a government green heat scheme need to get a move on. Accountants warn the deadline to claim for putting in any measures such as heat pumps or biomass boilers between 15 July 2009 and 8 April 2014 will come quicker than you think. Any retrospective applications to […]

Green heating boost for businesses

Green heating measures for businesses could get more financial backing from the Government after a policy tweak announced today. The Renewable Heat Incentive is a 20-year subsidy and its non-domestic scheme has been open to the commercial, industrial and public sectors and community generators of renewable heat since November 2011. New plans would increase the […]

Abandoned coal mines used for green energy?

Abandoned coal mines could be used to provide low carbon heat and green energy. Researchers in the UK are looking at ways to use water which has flooded the huge underground caverns left by mining works. Nottingham Trent University and Nottinghamshire-based firm Alkane Energy believe it could be used as a renewable heat source to […]

More support for domestic renewable heat

DECC announced further details on the subsidy for domestic renewable heat yesterday. The new proposals offer additional support for ground and air-source heat pumps, waste, deep geothermal heat and combined heat and power. Householders will get paid for the heat produced by their installed technology through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Under the new plans, […]