Heat networks ‘could cut cost of UK going green by £3bn’

The Energy Technologies Institute says heat networks could supply nearly half of heat demand

New system to boost UK public sector’s renewable energy use

Interested suppliers that provide technologies such as solar panels, wind turbines, heat networks and battery storage can register on the Crown Commercial Service’s hub

CMA: Ofgem should regulate UK heat networks

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

Heat networks should be regulated, says competition watchdog

Its investigation found heat network customers are not getting the same levels of protection that gas and electricity customers receive

London mayor unveils £34m energy efficiency and solar schemes

The latest phase of the £34 million Energy for Londoners programme has been unveiled by Sadiq Khan. The mayor’s new scheme aims to make energy bills more affordable, workplaces more energy efficient and supply London with cleaner and more local energy sources like solar power. A new £2.5 million package will target fuel poor homes, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nine local authorities win £24m for heat networks

A total of nine local authorities across England have been awarded funding totalling £24 million for efficient heating projects. It is the first round of funding from a £320 million pot for heat networks, dubbed ‘central heating for cities’ and have the potential to cut heating costs, in some cases by more than 30%. These […]

Cities offered £39m for low carbon heat networks

The government has offering up to £39 million to local authorities and public sector bodies to upgrade heating in towns and cities in England and Wales. It is the first part of a £320 million fund which will be invested in the next five years to supply low carbon and recycled heat and help consumers […]

Open data could save energy market £400m

The use of open and transparent data could save the energy market £400 million in the next 10 years. It could also help the sector reduce around 80,000 tonnes of CO2 during the same period, according to a report by Guru Systems. It analysed consumption data across a number of heat networks in the country […]