Marine pump to heat historic National Trust mansion

One of the historic mansions in Wales is using a new technology – claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK – that sucks heat from sea water to warm the building. National Trust has today switched on the 300KW marine-source heat pump which will provide all of the power needed to […]

Heat pump sales chill in Europe

Sales of heat pumps in Europe fell in 2012, according to new figures released by research group EurObserv’ER. Its latest Heat Pump Barometer for 23 countries in the EU found combined sales of ground and air source heat pumps fell to 1.65 million – a 7.9% drop from 2011. EurObserv’ER said the market had seen a series […]

Warehouse, homes and hotel among winners of £1.5m district heating fund

The Scottish Government has announced £1.5 million of funding for seven district heating projects across the country through its District Heating Loan Fund. All seven will make use of renewable heat generated from wood fuel or air source heat pumps and six of them will bring warmth to houses in areas off the gas grid. […]

“Severe” delay to Renewable Heat scheme disappoints

The “severe” delay to the start of a scheme to promote renewable heat sources has been described as a “setback” for industry confidence. Yesterday the Government announced it was pushing back the start of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which gives grants to help people put heat pumps in their homes. A temporary scheme […]

Sainsbury’s renewable energy plans

Sainsbury’s announced today it will power 100 of its stores with underground renewable heat as part of its efforts to cut carbon emissions by 2020. The supermarket chain signed agreements with E.ON and Geothermal International, in which both companies will install geothermal heat pump technology at the stores to provide energy efficient heating, hot water […]